Leprino Foods

Starter Maker Operator - 2nd Shift ($21.63/hr)

3 weeks ago
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Production Operations


This position is responsible for consistently maintaining a high quality starter program while meeting the daily production needs of the Cheese Production Department.


  • Prepare the amount of starter media necessary for daily production
  • Dump media powder as required during the starter make
  • Set and break media
  • Prepare the intermediates
  • Pull required samples at the required times
  • Monitor and maintain the starters for use
  • Perform the starter finals and read the slides
  • Monitor freezer temperature
  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine proper mix ratios
  • Operate the autoclave
  • Operate the pasteurizer
  • Enter the required data into the MES system
  • Fog the room and the tanks as needed
  • Maintain the Master Sanitation Schedule up to date
  • Unload chemical trucks using hi-lo
  • Complete and replace charts as required
  • Maintain good records
  • CIP the equipment as required
  • Follow all of the GMP policies
  • Follow all safety rules
  • Apply lockouts to equipment as required
  • Any additional duties as assigned


General Experience/Educational Background


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Six months prior manufacturing experience
  • Able to read, write and perform intermediate mathematical calculations
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy



  • Prior cheese and/or dairy foods manufacturing experience
  • Prior chemical or laboratory experience
  • Three months experience in a Grade 3 or higher position within Leprino Foods
  • Familiarity with SAP or other manufacturing software system working with touch screens


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