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Dean Foods SC General Labor-Plant in Harvard, Illinois

NDSM Harvard, Illinois is hiring Seasonal/Temporary General Laborers. This Plant is a demanding fast-paced fluid milk processing facility.

Candidates who may be considered for these positions must be willing to work throughout Summer, and potentially the Fall and Winter Seasons. May be trained to perform a number of different jobs in our Production and/or Shipping/Warehouse (Cooler) Departments. Job assignments will include but are not limited to, operating a variety of fluid milk filling machines, packaging and processing equipment, picking orders, and loading trucks.

These positions may work a variety of different shifts, and job assignments will often change every week, with varying days-off.

  • The General Labor positions performs general duties which may include; unloading materials and ingredients for plant use; packaging or stacking product under non-mechanical means and may be assigned to one or more areas throughout the plant / freezer.

  • Loads/unloads stacks and moves items as assigned.

  • May sort, bundle and fill containers or place in assembled units.

  • May mark or put identifying labels on product loads.

  • May record movement of stock in/out of work areas.

  • Monitors materials, products and equipment at each step of process and reports irregularities to supervisor.

  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience preferred but not required.

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

  • Must be able to stand, walk, pull, push, reach, and bend virtually the entire shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is necessary.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment.

  • May occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals.

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

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

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Be able to legibly write entries for record keeping.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

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Requisition ID: 2021-19096

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: DFA Dairy Brands

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Street: 6303 Maxon Rd.