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Bel Brands USA Operator in Leitchfield, Kentucky

You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 12,000 employees globally, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!

Be you. Be ambitious. Be Bel.

Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.

Job Description Summary:

An Operator is responsible for running his or her respective machine safely while producing a high-quality product, optimizing efficiency. In most cases, the Operator sets up, adjusts, and operates the machine(s), as well as performs quality checks. The Operator is also responsible for cleaning, sanitizing, disassembly and reassembly as scheduled and needed.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate a safety-first mindset- both employee safety and food safety

  • Take pride in producing a quality product

  • Follow work instructions related to specific machine

  • Ability to understand and monitor data, make adjustments as necessary in order to produce a high-quality product in an efficient way

  • Perform first level maintenance on respective machinery

  • Perform routine checks to ensure a safety and quality product

  • Complete all required paperwork and/or tablet/computer work accurately and timely

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all personnel

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions relating to the operation

  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as simple hand tools and hand-powered hydraulic material handling devices

  • Ability to read charts and historical data to determine if product produced is within specifications

  • May be required to taste and evaluate product which may contain allergens including but not limited to, Milk

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the tasks and responsibilities of the job.

  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, and use hands and fingers in order to handle objects and controls

  • Ability to reach above shoulders, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl

  • Ability to navigate stairs and ladders throughout the facility

  • Ability to routinely lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to push and/or pull manual material handling equipment up to a 2200-pound load

Specific vision requirements of the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The job may involve exposure to an electromagnetic alternating field both within its aperture as well as in the area around the metal detector. This generates a weak electric current in all objects that enter this field. Persons with implants such as pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, blood-glucose sensors which are sensitive to alternating electromagnetic fields, must not work with the metal detector x-ray. Persons with electrically conductive implants such as artificial limbs, titanium plates, bone pins, braces or dental gold can be injured as well as experience pain or discomfort if working with the metal detector.

Bel Brands will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an employee to perform the essential functions of the job.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Refer to machine-specific work instructions.

Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience preferred

  • 1-2+ years of individually operating manufacturing equipment preferred

Specific Competencies

  • Effectively handle real time decisions that have a direct impact on the process through expert knowledge of automated equipment

  • Effectively handle several complex situations, technical equipment, problems and/or tasks at once

  • Function as a team member and contribute to group goals

  • Effectively apply knowledge to troubleshoot in order to solve a range of problems

  • Work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner

  • Maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information

  • Take initiative to recognize areas of opportunity and resolve with appropriate action

  • Maintain Bel’s standards of quality by demonstrating the ability to consistently deliver accurate results in a timely manner so as not to cause unnecessary downtime

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.

  • Follow all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.

  • Follow all food safety procedures.

  • Follow all environmental protocols as applicable to job to prevent pollution to air, land, or water.

  • Follow all sanitation procedures and work instructions.

  • Follow all continuous improvement actions and rules and best practices.

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.

All requirements are subject to change over time and, if possible, for modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Additional Information

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing tasks and responsibilities of the job.

The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts in wet humid conditions, varying temperatures, and in proximity to cleaning chemicals, fumes, wet floors, low clearance areas, and air-born particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and sources of vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Protective Equipment: Employees must wear personal protective equipment, as required, which could include an assigned work uniform, hair and beard net, safety glasses, designated shoes, hard hat and ear protection. Additional equipment may be required to follow all safety rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring the safety of others.

Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Bel Brands is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the website, please call 312-462-1500.

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