Organic Dairy Intake Receiving Operator

Open Gates Group is a family of companies located near Kalona, IA. We care about our employees and take pride in our community. To help our community's farmers, we built a creamery and then 10 other food industry related businesses. Today, we help source, produce, sell & transport Midwestern products to 3,500+ stores nationwide. Our dairy products are minimally processed and come straight from Midwest family farms surrounding our creameries. We are currently seeking an Organic Dairy Intake Receiver to join Kalona Farms and Farmers Creamery, members of the Open Gates Group family of companies.

The Dairy Intake Receiving Operator is responsible for unloading trucks of raw milk, separating, and
transferring it into tanks/trucks by completing manual hose hookups from the truck to the tank. This
position supports day-to-day production operations at Farmers Creamery. Standard hours for this
position are 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday
. We are hiring for second shift now. CDL Class A license preferred but not required.

What is Working at Kalona Farms Really Like?

What you get...
  • Opportunities to learn to apply your skills in a fast paced dairy production environment.
  • Super fun and supportive team members who always have your back.
  • Managers who respect you and listen to your ideas.
  • Career boost by being responsible for many different areas.
  • Great pay and benefits.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, STD & LTD after 60 days of employment.
  • Matching 401k after 6 months.
  • Benefit Bonus/Stipend Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO.
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO.
  • Opportunity for advancement.
  • Discounted employee purchases including organic dairy and eggs.
  • Unique, entrepreneurial culture!
What you will get to do...
  • Unload trucks of raw milk and transfer it into holding tanks.
  • Operate dairy processing equipment and separation technology.
  • Perform documented Quality Tests on the raw milk in accordance to regulatory guidelines prior to unloading.
  • Track milk loads and record results.
  • Assist in the internal transport of milk to Open Gates facilities when needed.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary work area.
  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends are required.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
What you will need...
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Clean driving record.
  • CDL A driver’s license and Tanker endorsement preferred.
  • Able to read and record instrument data with attention to detail.
  • Versatile and able to be cross-trained in various production roles.
  • Able to follow directions with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency.
  • Perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: lifting up to 50 lbs, standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces.
  • Work scheduled shifts, including daily overtime or overtime outside of your regular scheduled hours as required (more than 40 hours per week).
  • Adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses, hair/beard net and gloves when required.
  • Work with allergens that might be present in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment.
  • Team oriented with a focus of working in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
  • Good attitude with a high level of integrity and alignment with our mission, vision, values & operating principles.
Who you'll work with...

Randy cares about his team and is always focused on the task at hand. He's a quiet leader, who earns respect from those around him because of his tenaciousness and dependability. He is flexible and able to shift priorities daily. He takes time to teach and train his own team members and always has the company's best interest in mind.

Paul always makes sure the job is done correctly - no matter what it takes. He has worked in many areas, giving him a wide range of knowledge and skills that he shares with teammates even as they move on to other areas. His job is time sensitive, safety sensitive and very demanding but he always has a smile on his face and gets the job done.

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