DanoneWave Utility Operator (DPA) in DuBois, Pennsylvania

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for ensuring the packaging line runs efficiently by monitoring equipment, trouble shooting minor mechanical issues, supporting the Operation in multiple areas and by reporting downtime issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Operate and constantly monitor case packing equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly; alerting maintenance and/or management of any mechanical and/or operational issues;

  • Stock equipment with corrugate;

  • Monitor and operate the palletizing equipment and replace consumable palletizer materials as required;

  • Maintain the downstream area and all equipment in a clean and sanitary manner to include responsible interior and exterior cleaning of equipment;

  • Perform preventative maintenance as needed;

  • Accurate and timely completion of all required paperwork and logs as required;

  • Operate forklift to complete product put away into cooler;

  • Accurately enter/program packaging with correct information;

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required; 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Successful performance of this job requires an individual to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;

  • Experience in food manufacturing company preferred;

  • Experience in the area of operations in food manufacturing company to include working directly with kosher and organic highly preferred;

  • Computer experience and knowledge of SAP preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;

  • White performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; taste and/or smell;

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision (including colors) to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and laboratory results.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and may be exposed to loud noises in the plant. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to extreme cold, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

SALARY:

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.

DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, a subsidiary of the global food company Danone, was formed in April 2017 by merging three legacy organizations: White Wave Foods, Dannon, and Danone Canada. We’re proud to rank among the Top 15 food & beverage manufacturers in the US, and we’re happy to say we are #1 in the refrigerated dairy space (excluding cheese). We have a strong track record of leading growth: we play in on-trend, higher-growth categories, and many of our recognizable brands – e.g., Light & Fit®, Oikos®, and Activia® yogurts; Silk® plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic® milk & dairy products, and International Delight® coffee creamers – hold the #1 or #2 brand share positions in their respective segments.

As the largest public benefit corporation in the US, DanoneWave is taking bold steps for social good in North America. We are creating an “Alimentation Revolution,” which means we aim to nourish people, communities, and the world. We are changing the way many of our foods and beverages are made by evolving certain flagship brands toward the use of fewer ingredients that are more natural, not synthetic and non-GMO. We are also working with some of our farmer partners to plant non-GMO feed and are also committed to sustainable agriculture, water conservation, waste reduction, animal welfare and community engagement.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

As a global company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, we offer positions in a number of locations across the United States. . Our operations in Europe span multiple locations in Great Britain, Belgium and other sites across the continent.