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Production High Tech Operator - Nights - Minster, Ohio

  • Posted: 1 May 2024
  • Manufacturing
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job

Since 1968, our production facility in Minster, Ohio, has proudly manufactured fresh yogurt. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. Please apply if you are interested in a progressive career in a manufacturing environment producing the products you and your family have grown to love: Dannon Fruit on the Bottom, Activia, Oikos, Triple Zero and Danimals.

Danone North America is looking for a High Tech Operator in Minster, Ohio.


The Production High Tech Operator opening is in the packaging area of the plant, where the yogurt is filled into the cups or bottles. The position is a combination of combines manual tasks such as physically loading raw materials into production equipment and operating powered industrial trucks as well as operating computer systems, troubleshooting and responding to process breakdowns, performing quality checks including tasting the yogurt, cleaning and sanitation. Danone's fast-paced environment requires successful employees to be on their feet most of their shift 12-hour shift, and to have a high attention to quality and working safely.  In this position you will wear a free uniform that includes steel toed shoes, safety eyewear, ear plugs, hairnet and bump cap.  


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Operate production fluid control systems
  • Verify target weights and meet target through the application of statistical process control
  • Perform quality checks and accuracy of materials/products
  • Consistently communicate with all departments involved in production process (e.g., warehouse, distribution, processing, fruit room, scheduling).
  • Troubleshoot and respond to process breakdowns
  • Document inventory of consumed raw materials and supplies
  • Obtain sample product for quality lab testing
  • Cleaning and sanitation tasks (e.g., general housekeeping, disposal of waste material, scraps, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned


The Production High Tech Operator base rate is $26.71 plus shift add-on ($1.00/hr for nights!).  The base rate increases to $28.12/hr after one year.   Additionally, Danone's great benefits include low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance, free life insurance and short term disability, paid lunch and breaks, tuition reimbursement, Parental Bonding Leave, Gym Membership reimbursement, Pay for Performance Bonus and 401(k) retirement plan. 

About you

The ideal candidate will have: 


  • High School degree or GED (Required)
  • Advanced education a plus (Technical, Associates, Bachelors)
  • Open schedule ability. This means you are able to work nights, weekends and holidays when scheduled.  Our employees work a 3-2-2 schedule 
  • Computer Skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High mechanical aptitude

The ability to perform physical demands of:

    • A fast-paced environment
    • 12-hour shifts
    • Continuous walking or standing
    • Repetitive minimal to moderate lifting (50 lbs)
  • Openness to learn and share with others - a Team Player
  • Doer who takes ownership of our product excellence and their working area
  • Empowered individual who proactively pursues improvements in Quality, Safety & Operations

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.