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Associated Milk Producers RO Operator in Hoven, South Dakota


AMPI employees are responsible for food safety and all employees are responsible for reporting incidents to someone of authority.

DEPARTMENT: Whey Department

POSITION: Whey/RO Operators

REPORT TO: Plant Manager


WORKING HOURS: Full Time, Overtime as needed, Shift may vary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Included, but not limited to the following:

  • Keep sanitation to a perfection.

  • Follow master sanitation schedules and all documentation procedures.

  • Perform all aspects of operating and monitoring of RO system operations.

  • Alert manager of any reading, setting or operations out of the ordinary.

  • Report any spills.

  • Sign and date all charts and sheets.

  • Wash floor drains every Thursday (day shift)

  • Follow all operational procedures.

  • Perform all aspects of ROP operation and monitoring

  • Perform all aspects of CIP and preventive maintenance of RO, ROP, Brine UF, whey Separator, whey HTST system, pumps, valves and filter banks.

  • Perform all aspects of cleaning of your tools and equipment.

  • Follow all lock out procedures.

  • Perform all daily, monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, and yearly checks to have a successful HACCP Plan.

  • May have to relieve or assist or perform other jobs on occasional days if production warrants it.

  • Load trucks with whey concentrate, sample, and seal tankers.

  • Responsible for checking in and receiving bulk chemical shipments.

  • Perform all aspects necessary to make fine blocks and clean area by the fine saver.


  • Must have good interpersonal skills,

  • Must have some mechanical ability,

  • Must be accurate in recording information,

  • Must be punctual, neat, clean, and dependable,

  • Must be able to handle all physical requirements

  • Must be able to work variable scheduled hours,

  • Must comply with all AMPI GMP and safety requirements,

  • Must perform LOTO when necessary on all equipment


  • Crouch/Bend/ Stoop/ Squat/ Reach above Shoulder Continuously

  • Climb / Kneel / Balance / Push-Pull Continuously

  • Must Carry/ Lift Up to 50# Occasionally

**Occasionally equals 1-33% of the time

**Frequently equals 34-66% of the time

**Continuously equals 67%-100% of the time.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. 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.




  • Problem Solving Skills(Advanced): Advanced

  • Attention to Detail(Intermediate): Advanced

  • Communication Skills(Advanced): Advanced



  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



  • High School or better

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)