Skilled Production Operator (Night Shift) - $1500 New Hire Incentive
SDF Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Frederick, Maryland


At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We're a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence.Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we've grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter-from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

  • All duties consistent with following our established SOPs to ensure the proper transfer of dairy products from blending to processing, to identified filling system in accordance with the production run schedule
  • Efficient operation of the process equipment to include the high temperature heat exchange systems equipment, rigs, tanks, pumps, product lines, valves, fitting, and components
  • Follow established Product Processing guidelines to ensure product meets our internal Saputo, State, and Federal Pasteurized Milk Ordinance requirements.
  • Effective communication and coordination with other departments to ensure product is processed and supplied in accordance with our production run schedule, product end of run, and product changeovers.
  • Follow all Chart Recording guidelines, ensure accuracy and completion of all required documentation, charts and records. Audit records at the end of each shift.
  • Proficiency with computer-based software and automated control systems.
  • Support internal and external compliance audits.
  • Process all products reclaim within defined guidelines.
  • Perform equipment CIP/SIP/COP/Sanitation and complete department clean-up and general housekeeping as required.
  • Perform routine equipment adjustments as necessary.
  • Perform all required department environment controls.
  • Follow all established GMP/Food Safety/Allergen policies.
  • Follow all employee Health and Safety policies
  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocols.
  • Perform routine equipment adjustments.
  • Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.
  • Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures.
  • Safe operation of lift truck and material handling equipment.
  • Cross-train with other departments.
  • Perform good housekeeping within establishing guidelines.
  • Adhere to the Saputo code of ethics and actively apply the Saputo values.
  • Work together professionally in a team environment with coworkers and other department personnel.
  • Other duties as required by management.

Job requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of (2)-two years of demonstrated work experience in food manufacturing, dairy food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Advanced training with a concentration in dairy science, a plus.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.
  • Ability to achieve lift truck certification and safely operate lift trucks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated work history.
  • Consistent attendance is a must.
Physical Demands
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures (hot, wet, cold, humid), standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment consistently throughout the shift.
  • Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.
  • Physical lifting up to 40-lbs frequently throughout the shift unassisted and lift 50+ lbs with assistance.
  • Good visual acuity to include the ability to see and differentiate color.
  • Shift flexibility. This is a hands-on role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our equipment operators are assigned to a team on a 3-shift, 24/7 operation to support manufacturing. This can either be rotating shifts, days, swing or night shift and weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or related events such as audits.
We support and care for our employees by providing them with...

  • Development opportunities that enhance you career fulfillment
  • Meaningful compensation & benefits that help you care for your family
  • Opportunities to contribute to your community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo products

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (http://saputo.com/en/our-products/usa-sector)

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make CareersUSA.Saputo.com accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 214-863-2300 or email us.recruitingsupport@saputo.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please visit www.EEOC.gov.

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (http://saputo.com/en/our-products/usa-sector)

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make CareersUSA.Saputo.com accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 214-863-2300 or email us.recruitingsupport@saputo.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please visit www.EEOC.gov.

To review the Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC Privacy Notice for California applicants, please visit our Corporate website associated section by clicking here (English) or here (Spanish).



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