Job DescriptionThe Niro Dryer Operator is responsible for spray dryer operation and related equipment. Operator will convert liquid food ingredient based mix to dry product in the form of powder.Duties ResponsibilitiesSpray dries a variety of food ingredient products according to specific parameters set for each productDevelops an understanding of spray dryer operation, characteristics, limitations, and hazardsClearly communicates with mix operators, packaging operators, and QA technicians to ensure product is received and delivered to and from the dryer in the proper manner to assure a quality product is producedReplace gaskets in product lines and monitor condition of process equipment for any maintenance issuesFollows company safety rules and use appropriate PPE and safety gear providedFollows GMP policies and HACCP plan protocolsPerforms in-process quality checks as well as visually inspect color and consistency of product throughout the shift and notify Team Lead or Supervisors if product appears to be out of specifications or compromised in any wayOperates CIP process equipment in accordance with quality system proceduresPerforms daily and weekly housekeeping duties to maintain a clean and sanitary environment in the dryer areasChanges, clean, and monitor carbon columns as requiredDuring shutdown periods some general cleaning, painting, and other maintenance projects may be assigned to complete throughout the facilityOther tasks as assignedTeamwork and Collaboration. May provide and/or receive input from across functional boundaries. Understands organizational mesh points and potential synergies. Integrates team efforts across the organization.Leadership. Acts with integrity. Treats others with dignity and respect. Models behavior that is consistent with DairiConcepts' core values. Delivers on commitments and deadlines and holds others accountable for the same.Communication. Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization. Demonstrates excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills. Executes outstanding customer communication and relationship building techniques.Required SkillsOperate forklifts after receiving Lift Truck Operator trainingBe able to lift 100 pounds, 55 pounds repetitivelyAble to follow written instructions is necessaryAttention to detailRequired ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalentPhysical Demands and Work EnvironmentManufacturing environmentOther ResponsibilitiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.As a leading provider of cheese and dairy ingredients for the global food industry, DairiConcepts is supported by a diverse and educated team of high quality employees. We seek personnel with expertise in their fields who also demonstrate our values of Safety, Integrity, Continuous Improvement, and Service. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the company has eight manufacturing plants located throughout the United States.Job LocationAllerton, Iowa, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularDairiConcepts is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive compensation, bonus potential, and a full benefit program including 401K. For additional information, go to www.dairiconcepts.com.