Hello potential future Oatly employee. It’s us, the original oatmilk company that started in Sweden back 25 or so years ago and has since expanded to the U.S. where we’ve continued growing at a rate such that we need more brilliant minds to come work with us to keep the momentum going and the oatmilk flowing.
Joining our team here and now is especially exciting as our plant in Millville is the first production facility Oatly has built in the United States. Totally oatsome, right?
Sustainability, health, and transparency are the core values that guide everything we do. Basically, we exist to make it easy for people to eat better and live healthier lives without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process. If any of this resonates with you, then maybe you’d like work for Oatly, too. Now onto the formal stuff.
We are looking for a Jr Process Operator to join our team. This role will be responsible for operating the manufacturing process for production of oat base, daily maintenance of equipment, and problem solving. You will participate in the ramp up of production at a new site and training of new employees to ensure future growth. In addition to operating the oat base production, you will work within warehouse and receive goods and also assist loading product in bulk-trucks. With the support from site manager and global organization, you will coordinate of the quality and CIP work at site. This position will normally report to the Millville Oatly plant Friday-Tuesday 12:00am-8:00am but will also be utilized as a floater to cover 12-hour shifts based on vacation schedules and callouts.
Here are the things we want to hire you to do:
Together with site manager and global organization, build up, maintain, and further develop the quality system and HACCP work at site
Participate in LEAN/Improvement work
Exterior cleaning of the equipment and verification of the CIP
Follow the Food Safety rules and Good Manufacture Practice
This position has direct responsibilities surrounding Food Safety
Utilize process data, trend analysis and training to monitor, troubleshoot and respond to process conditions to optimize the plant operations
Collect and test samples on different stage of the process, and take action based on the results when required.
Perform basic laboratory testing pH, viscosity, total solids and titration
Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule
Perform ATP swabbing
Adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment
Other duties as assigned
Here are the things we think you need:
Must be 18 years or older with the ability to read, write and speak English specific to work instructions including but not limited to safety purposes
High school, GED, or equivalent diploma required
2-4+ years of experience in a production/manufacturing environment
Experience with ERP database software, food industry, food safety and quality, and HACCP
IT competence: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, SharePoint) and ERP systems
Lean/OPEX/Six sigma experience
Social competence and ability to establish sound relationships with others
Ability to work in a systematic, analytical, accurate, and structured way
Improvement driven and focused on completing goals
Agile and adaptable in a fast past work environment
Maintenance and mechanical knowledge
Ability to climb several flights of stairs and ladders
Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force at times and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
Ability to work in cold and hot environments (approximately 38F-80F degrees)
Ability to be mobile in accomplishing tasks and or moving from one worksite (up to 1-mile range) to another this could include but not be limited to in-plant departments, (Shipping- Receiving, Production, etc.)
Ability to repeat motions that may include use of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, and standing or sitting for prolonged periods (average 8-12 hours)
Flexibility with work schedule to allow for coverage when necessary and to work weekends and/or overtime when required
Here is another list of qualities we think make a good Oatly team member:
You feel connected to our mission of encouraging health, sustainability, and transparency.
You are a self-starter who doesn’t need direct supervision to motivate you for success – we believe strongly in building a culture of individual accountability and ownership and need partners that can embrace that mentality.
You are ready to make your mark in a smaller, growing brand leveraging your experience to deliver amazing results and build an outstanding company.
You have entrepreneurial spirit in that you’re comfortable with ambiguity and are energized by the process of building something lasting from the ground up.
You enjoy sharing your quirkiness and talents with your coworkers.
Another bulleted list felt redundant, so we wrote this long sentence with all the ways we sweeten the deal to work with us, like providing 20 days paid vacation, really great benefits with 100% medical coverage for employee, genuinely great coworkers who want to see the company and each other succeed, and a start-up vibe with an established company history.
Oatly 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 veteran status.