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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.


At Saputo, we make contributions that matter every day. We're a growing team of dedicated and passionate people around the world with a longstanding history of excellence.

Each of our employees bring their best every day and together we create high-quality products our customers and consumers enjoy.

Position Anticipated 18-24-month position, eligible to earn a quarterly bonus and severance package. To learn more visit us at

Position Responsibilities :
• Safe and efficient operation of production equipment, in accordance with standard operating procedures.
• Ability to train and qualify in the Cutter Operator, Curd Unloader, Cooker Operator and Table Assistant positions.
• Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP's) in detail without deviation.
• Accurate data entry into ERP system (SAP).
• Complete product change-over, set-up equipment and end of run activities.
• Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocol.
• Safe and efficient operation of a lift truck and pallet jack.
• Perform routine equipment adjustments.
• Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.
• Perform equipment change-overs, CIP / SIP, sanitation and clean-up activities.
• Cross train with other positions.
• Perform environmental controls.
• Perform product reclaim and rework operations in accordance with reclaim guidelines.
• Support internal and external audits.
• Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures.
• Follow all established GMP's and Food Safety requirements.
• Cross-train with other departments.
• Perform good housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.
• Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.
• Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics, actively apply the Saputo Company Values and Workplace Climate Policy.
• Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.
• Other duties as required by management.

Job Requirements :
• High school diploma or equivalent, preferred.
• Minimum of (1)-one year of demonstrated work experience in food manufacturing, dairy food manufacturing experience preferred.
• Advanced quality / food safety training and / or certifications is a plus, but not required.
• A working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, HACCP, SOP, 5S, GMP)
• Strong math skills.
• Proficient computer skills, software and data entry, SAP a plus.
• Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.
• Ability to obtain a forklift certification, classes I-V to include pallet trucks.
• Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated work history.
• Good 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 50-lbs frequently throughout the shift unassisted.
• Good visual acuity with the ability to distinguish colors.
• Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE), to include bump cap, hearing and eye protection. This also include additional PPE requirements as defined for the position activities.
• Shift flexibility. This is a hands-on role for a 24 / 7 manufacturing facility. Our equipment operators are assigned to a shift, in support of a 24 / 7 manufacturing operation.

This can either be rotating AM / PM, days, swing or night shift and also includes working weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations / absences, during plant downtime or related events such as audits.

Hourly Pay Rate : $22.29

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. (

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

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Last updated : 2024-07-09
South Gate CA United States


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