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Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a CheeseExtruder Operator to join our team located in Roswell, NM. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.TheExtruder Operator maintains constant levels and proper mixture of all ingredients being added to the cheese; Maintaining a clean environment and adhering to all the GMPs, SOPs, and Critical Control Points pertaining to Food Safety and USDA regulations.The Extruder operator must be able to communicate well between all departments such as Whey, Processing, Cheese, etc. Must be able to make computer adjustments to start the CIP process and control product salt set points, cheese speed, etc. This position must know how to properly make adjustments to control ingredients that go into the cheese (salt, liquids, powder, modifier, etc).The Extruder Operator also requires a constant data entry of pH levels, ribbon dimensions, weights, etc. and input this information into the computer. The incumbent performs CIP (Clean in Place) and applies proper chemical dosage to effectively clean all equipment being used.If you like to work in a fast paced environment this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. We offer a comprehensive total compensation package which includes; competitive wages, full benefits, bonus program, 401k employer match and profit sharing.At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $21.15 and $21.69.In addition, as a reminder, the law states we must provide a general description of any bonuses, commissions, or other forms ofcompensation that are being offered for the job; and a general description of all employment benefits the employer is offering for theposition, including health care benefits, retirement benefits, any benefits permitting paid days off (including sick leave, parental leave, and paid time off orvacation benefits), and any other benefits that must be reported for federal tax purposes, but not benefits in the form of minor perks.We Ask of You To:Inspect and adjust quantities of ingredients going into the cheese. Check salt, powder, and modifier levels every hour.

Check ribbon thickness and moisture every hour. Make necessary changes as needed.

Obtain cheese temperatures, pH levels, and salt set points and input this information into the computer.

Inspect all equipment involved in the process, wet mixers, pre-heat tanks, dry mixers, extruders, line 1, line 2, and slurry.

Properly clean and sanitize all equipment as required by company procedures, maintain good housekeeping in area.

Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.

Demonstrate good safety behaviors and constantly apply them by following all applicable safety rules and regulations.

Communicate as required with Supervisors, Forepersons, other departments, and coworkers.

This position is responsible for food safety and food quality.

Perform other duties as assigned by Forepersons and Supervisors.

Ability to work in an environment that is higher in ambient temperature and humid

Ability to work safely around chemicals.

Candidate must possess good communication skills.

Have the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

We Offer You in Return:A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.Minimum Qualifications:Ability to perform essential job functions safely

Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.

Must be able to work a minimum of 8.5 hours.

Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy

Language and Technical SkillsGood communication skills

Able to read, write, and speak the English language

Able to read, write, and perform intermediate mathematical calculations

Must be able to maintain accurate records

Reasoning AbilityGood time management skills

Ability to work independently without direct supervision

Able to interpret data and make necessary decisions

Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentThis position will be exposed inside ambient temperatures and may include a wet / slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature

Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing up stairs/ladders are required throughout the shift.

Standing and walking are required throughout the shift.

Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AALeprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and locationLeprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained atwww.psychemedics.com.Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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