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Michael Foods (M.G. WALDBAUM COMPANY) Lead Person (Vat Room) - (2nd Shift) in NORWALK, Iowa

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that\'s First in Food.

Location Description Michael Foods, Inc. located in Norwalk, Iowa is a southern suburb in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. We are known for knowing our neighbors and enjoying a great quality of life! Our location produces high quality precooked egg patties as well as various French Toast products. Responsibilities


Responsible for all inbound egg, pasteurizing, egg inventory and pasteurizing egg to meet company standards. Trains and gives work direction to vat room operators. Ensures policies, procedures and safety rules are followed

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety and Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.


  • Ability to operate and train other employees on the HTST processing system, mixing, tanker bay, CIP system and records all time, temperature, pressure, and flow rates as required by the company. Detects and reports or acts upon any system abnormality to reduce the risk of and damage to the system or product.
  • Understanding of how a processing system operates and how sanitation, bacterial control, and sterilization are related to it in the process as well as work area to achieve the high-quality standards set by the company.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment issues and perform minor maintenance repairs.
  • Coordinate with the production lead person the status of the system to allow timely hook up and startup of the production line.
  • Clean silos, mix room, totes, tankers, pumps, HTST press, hooking up all CIP lines necessary.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot CIP systems to ensure they are operating properly. Check the chemical concentration to make sure that the concentration is in line to clean all equipment satisfying the company and USDA standards.
  • Monitors the chemical usage in the chemical rooms making sure all drums have chemical in them and are operating correctly to meet the correct PPM for each chemical cycle set by the company.
  • Prepare written reports and maintain assigned logs, records, and other documentation required by the company and USDA.
  • Have complete knowledge of mix room and equipment. Blend mixed products using outlined mix procedures.
  • Fosters open communications and a good attitude toward work and fellow employees.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
  • Assume personal responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow all GMP\'s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Must have the ability to work in high and confined spaces while following safety procedures.
  • Must be able to work overtime and/or weekends when required.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • High scho l diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.