Dryer Operator - Night Shift

Idaho Milk Products
Job Description


  • Night (6:00pm-6:30am)
  • Subject to change according to business needs.



  • Excellent benefit package available: medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and AD&D, FSA, vacation, PTO, holiday pay, and 401k, subject to applicable eligibility and waiting periods.
  • On-site employee gym!



The Dryer Operator is a key member of the production team. The Dryer Operator must have: Knowledge of all production lines and equipment. Possess the ability to trouble-shoot and resolve issues; Responsible for system efficiencies, operation of manufacturing equipment, and cleaning and maintaining the production process equipment: Sound communication skills, both verbal and written. The Dryer Operator assists the Production Supervisor in the development and training of team members as assigned. He or she ensures that; all documentation is timely, accurate, and complete, that GMP’s, Sanitation requirements and performance measures are tracked and met.



  • Completes pre-operational checks on all equipment before starting a process.
  • Checks components of raw materials and finished product in accordance with published SOP’s.
  • Reviews department and system performances daily. Offers ideas and suggestions on how to improve the quality of the product or process.
  • Follows published SSOP’s for equipment and processes.
  • Collects all samples in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Completes all work instructions, production log sheets, and sanitation log sheets accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Operates equipment in accordance to SOP’s. Make corrections-based system out-puts and operational data.
  • Monitors and documents chemical additions and consumption compared to standards. Informs supervisor of any issues or concerns.
  • Verifies CIP systems performance.
  • Supports the “Dry Floor” program. Continuously monitors all aspects of the production process for leaks and spills; Takes immediate corrective action and informs the supervisor.
  • Arrives for work on time and ready to help operate the business successfully.
  • Starts, operates, and cleans process and equipment in accordance to the production plan.
  • Offers ideas and suggestions on “How to Improve” the process and System SOP’s, SSOP’s and Sanitation Program.
  • Complies with all OSHA and plant published safety regulations.
  • Submits ideas and suggestions on how to improve safety.
  • Communicates safety issues and concerns to the Production Supervisor.
  • Participates as a member of the team and treating other in like manner.
  • Supports greater employee involvement and actively participates in operating the shift.
  • Utilizes shift pass-down meetings and plant meetings to communicate your ideas and suggestion for improving plant operations.
  • The individual must be willing to learn new concepts, accept and embrace change, and be an active member of operating a business.
  • Prepares for your employee review.
  • Completes other projects as assigned.




  • Required: High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work-related experience.


  • Production plant environment experience a plus.
  • Industrial production operator experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Excessive ascending and/or descending of ladders and stairs using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • on a regular basis. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for short distances on a regular basis.
  • Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Also, repetitive moving of arms and repetitive bending over to perform Dryer dig outs every other day for up to 4 consecutive hours at a time using a shovel.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time on concrete.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist on a regular basis.
  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees occasionally.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Lifting: Able to lift up to 25lbs on a regular basis and up to 75lbs occasionally.  
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Occasional crawling and bending in a confined space for continuous periods of time.
  • Subject to up to at least 92db’s.
  • Subject to extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees on a regular basis.

Equipment Operated:

  • Dryers, Bagging and Bulk bagging equipment, Palletizer, Scales, CIP Systems, Miscellaneous Manufacturing Equipment, Personal Computer, Copy Machine, Fax Machine, and Calculator, Analytical Equipment, Phone, Forklift, hand tools, and lifts.
To apply for this position please visit our website at www.idahomilkproducts.com and click the JOIN OUR TEAM link in the top right-hand corner.
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