Production Separator Operator – 3rd Shift

Dairy Farmers of America

St. Albans, VT

**Join DFA's production team at St. Albans. *

*SIGN ON BONUS - $2500

Premium benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, vacation. 


Join a winning team! As the leading milk marketing cooperative and dairy foods processor in the United States, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) consists of more than 13,000 family farm-owners and more than 20,000 employees. Our employees are dedicated to delivering wholesome dairy products from the family farm to family tables around the world, while continuously exploring ways to be more innovative and efficient. Our commitment to produce a safe, sustainable and traceable product starts with our farmer-owners and is carried throughout the entire supply chain. Our employees make a difference within our Cooperative and the community while delivering value to our members.


General Purpose:

Operate the separator/evaporator process in an efficient manner in order to maximize production while maintaining product quality and employee safety.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Operate the separator system according to defined processing parameters to achieve optimum processing efficiencies and to ensure the highest quality product while minimizing downtime.
  • Monitor and document processes as required and perform quality control checks, making changes to the processes as necessary to maintain quality per documented change process
  • Ensure all process documentation is complete
  • Perform CIP as needed on all related equipment, perform manual cleaning as necessary.
  • Always maintain a clean, organized, and professional work area in accordance to 5S methodology.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties and Master Sanitation Schedule tasks as necessary
  • Minimize water usage and generation of wastewater with the scope of the position
  • Follow all Dairy Farmers of America GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of DFA through honesty, discretion, and sound judgement
  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
  • Assist in the training and development of new operators
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.
  • Will need to complete pasteurization training.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.