Safety and Environmental Coordinator (Former Employee) – El Dorado Springs, MO – February 5, 2016
This is a medium sized plant with union representation in a small town in Missouri. The core workforce had years of experience. For the most part the plant had years of great management. Shortly before I arrived a new manager was hired. He was a Canadian and had management experience outside of the USA. He did absolutely nothing to fit in to the local culture. In fact, he held his contempt for the locals as a badge of honor. The workforce went from a good functioning organization to a mess. Injuries and worker's comp claims soared. I lasted only a couple of years because I had certifications, experience and frankly I just didn't need the utter frustration. I've been told that shortly after I left, that manager was dismissed with a great sigh of relief from the workers. Since that event, I understand production and worker satisfaction have slow begun to approach normal levels.
Master Relief Operator (Former Employee) – Chili, WI – February 15, 2016
Come in and work as a general laborer on 3 days of the week and relief duties for Grinding room lead and Dryer operator 2 days of the week. Package and palletizing cheese, assembly of cheese grinders and conveyors and auger systems.
Grinding room lead: Documenting all raw cheese usage, Creating Menus for customer blends, Daily house keeping, Training general laborers on proper safety and effective time use to maintain flow of cheese, Working with dryer operator to produce highest quality of product for customer, Moving cheese racks, bringing cheese into grinding room with fork lift, brining in additives with fork lift, Chemical knowledge for cleaning of grinding room and all parts and machinery.
Dryer Operator: Run dryer to dry cheese and achieve particle size specific to customers desires. Maintain additive accuracy according to customers specifications, Monitor all employees for safety and training properly to help cheese flow, Documenting cheese specs in Microsoft spreadsheet for history use.
Team Lead/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Greenwood WI – February 8, 2016
Dairconcepts packages cheese on a daily basis for many customers and each customer has different needs so attention to details are important. Since it is a food mfg. facility cleanliness is also of the utmost importance not only for yourself but for the environment and the equipment. The employees are very helpful and always lend a hand when you need it and after a little time your co-workers turn into great friends.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Greenwood, WI – October 24, 2013
I have learned how to be more efficient and a self-starter at my job. I have some great co-workers that I work with. While I like working alone I really enjoy the team efforts where my fellow workers and I help each other to succeed at our jobs. The hardest part of my job is dealing with the challenges of difficult people. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with co-workers and making each other laugh to make the job more enjoyable.
controlling supervsors that don't allow individual growth.
Manager (Former Employee) – Portales, NM – May 4, 2012
Immediately put into position with no training from predecessor - only minimal passdown from another employee. No full job description or expectations. No management support. Controller was working behind the scenes with separate agenda, so no full inventory accounting. 65+ hour workweeks. Good co-workers working long workhours. No work/life balance
workhours, poor management, lack of training, no mgmt support.