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Associated Milk Producers Operator II (Evap / Sep Operator) * Up To $2000 Bonus* in Sanborn, Iowa



The primary role of this position is to safely operate the evaporator, whey separators, fine savers, and truck load out. This position includes monitoring charts, maintaining records that pertain to the whey process, and helping in all other aspects that pertain to whey department.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Responsible for safely operating the evaporator, separators, fine savers, storage silos and load out lines while properly completing documentation and required testing.

  • Operator will start up, shut down, Clean in Place (CIP), and troubleshoot equipment when appropriate.

  • Maintain all related records and documentation per policy and in accordance with state Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship.

  • Document and communicate production deficiencies to leads and management.

  • Report and communicate critical information during shift change overs.

  • Follow equipment start up and shut down procedures.

  • Monitor the composition of solids and temperature, making adjustments depending on the type of product being produced.

  • Perform and document preventative maintenance and master sanitation tasks.

  • Continuously look for process improvement opportunities and effectively communicate to others.

  • Maintain good housekeeping and cleanup of equipment and supplies in your work areas throughout the plant.

  • Drive semis and tractor trailers on premises in a safe manner. If properly licensed, drive semis and tractor trailers off the premises.

  • If properly licensed, operate forklift to move inventory.

  • Assist with training new employees.

  • Provides assistance to the maintenance personnel, when needed, for machine repairs or troubleshooting.

  • Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), preferred.

  • Food manufacturing, material handling and forklift operation experience preferred.

  • Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred.

  • Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus.

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.

  • Maintain a valid drivers’ license.

  • CDL Class A driver’s license preferred.


AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.

$500 immediate sign-on bonus for production positions, additional $1,500 within first 6 months. AMPI also offers $500 bonuses for referrals.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Military and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)