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Dean Foods Receiver in Le Mars, Iowa

Kemps, a DFA Dairy Brands Company is seeking a Receiver.

We offer competitive pay with starting wages over $21.00 an hour with night premiums pay,

plus benefits starting within 30 days or less.

Schedule: Weds. - Sat. 3:30AM - 1:30 PM 4- 10 hour days

The Receiver is responsible for pumping incoming raw milk or cream from tank trucks into storage tanks, document and record volume into inventory.

  • High Responsibility with quality and efficiency being the major concern.

  • Pump incoming milk from tank trucks to storage tank, and compute and record volume of milk received.

  • Weigh loaded truck on platform scale and records weight on log sheet.

  • Dip and pour sample of milk from vent hole of truck into bottle for laboratory analysis.

  • Take temperature of milk, and record data and temperature reading.

  • May perform antibiotic and other laboratory tests as required.

  • Transfer milk to tank, read milk*flow meter, and record volume pumped on record sheet.

  • Wash and sanitize interior and exterior of tank.

  • Weigh empty truck and record weight.

  • Compute difference between loaded and unloaded weights of truck to verify accuracy of meter.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.

  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.

  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 6 months related experience required.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.

  • Using a safety harness; will be required to climb high, restricted areas.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment. Some exposure to chemicals.

  • [Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to allergens.]

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2021-19672

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company URL:

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street