1st shift Ingredient Handler

Hillsboro, WI
Join our team in Hillsboro, WI!
We are excited to announce a new shift premium for our 2nd and 3rd shift team members! Earn an additional 10% of your hourly wage for 2nd shift and an additional 15% of your hourly wage for 3rd shift.
4 day-10 hour shifts and 5 day-8 hours shifts available!
Join our team! Ornua Ingredients (formerly Whitehall Specialties, Inc) is a Wisconsin-based cheese product company located in the heart of the Midwestern United States. Part of Ornua – Irish Dairy, our company is founded on the traditions of a wholesome belief that our employees are the main ingredient to our success. As a premier provider of imitation cheese products serving a global customer base, we are proud to craft it, slice it, shred it, cube it and dice it to their needs! We take pride in our products and serving our customers.
We are excited to offer our employees medical, dental and vision benefits on their first day of employment. We also share in the achievement of business goals and offer our employees opportunity to earn up to 8% more in annual income through bonus programs.
Position Summary
Our production team members are responsible for manufacturing the right product from the correct recipe to the correct specification. Safety comes first in our operations, and this begins with each of our team doing their part to ensure they follow all safe work methods in practices. In this role, will ensure a quality cheese product is made for our customer through each step of our manufacturing and packaging processes.
The Production Team Member is responsible for:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform duties following all good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) including food, equipment, and operating safety requirements.
  • Complete all necessary cleaning and workplace sanitation requirements.
  • Record production information in a tablet, scanner, computer or by hand.
  • Identify variation in cheese manufacturing processes, troubleshoot and report to supervisor if unable to resolve.
  • The Ingredient Handler includes learning the Mixer, Blender Operator, Cheese Grinder & Forklift positions. This opening will have an emphasis on the Cheese Grinding.
  • The Mixer Position involves heavy lifting. Attention to accuracy in using the
  • correct powders, lot numbers and amount in each batch. Required to weigh and mix dry ingredients.
  • The Blender Operator makes sure each batch that goes into the blender is correct. Help forklift driver set up batch. Assisting the cooker in whatever way is needed.
  • The Cheese Grinder Preps cheese grinder, bagging of cheese into specified amounts, as well as toting of the product.
  • Forklift Operator is responsible for setting up correct batches for the production run, getting lot numbers and changes in lot numbers to the cooker operator. Perform the maintenance check-list on forklift every morning before use. Clean up spills in a timely manner and keep work area orderly.
  • You will be required to help with breaks and anywhere else when needed. Keep work area neat and always picked up.
  • Qualified applicants must be able to perform all tasks noted above in a busy environment with limited supervision. Maintain good communication with the cooker operator.
  • From time to time, you may be required to work other shifts or be temporarily moved to other departments in the plant.
  • Must also be prepared for any related duties Ornua (within reason) assigned by the Supervisor or Management.
  • Attend all required company training.
  • Flexible to support work in all areas as needed.
Essential skills for this role include:
  • Verbal/written communication skills
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and act upon them
  • Time management skills
  • Uphold confidentiality of sensitive information
  • High attention to detail
  • Maintain excellent attendance
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, averages, density, area, circumference, and volume with accuracy and ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Basic computer skills
  • Perform multiple tasks while maintaining organization of priorities
Physical Requirements:
  • Stand continuously
  • Vision including the ability to read, distance vision and peripheral
  • Walk frequently
  • Climb ramps or stairs
  • Push/pull materials form conveyors
  • Ability to lift up to 25-55 lbs. consistently
  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits available on your first day of employment
  • 4 Major Medical Plans to choose from
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account), HSA (Health Savings Account) available
  • Company provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • 80 hours of Vacation Time, Paid Sick Time, Paid Holidays
  • 401k with up to 4% company match
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Company Provided Uniforms, Safety Glasses and Safety Shoes
$16 – $18

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