Fluid Load Out/Tanker Washer
California Dairies
 Los Banos, CA

Requisition Number: FLUID01957

California Dairies, Inc. is the leading dairy processing cooperative in California. As a farmer-owned cooperative, we operate several processing facilities located throughout California. CDI employees are highly valued and are provided competitive benefits packages and career growth plans.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • family medical/dental/vision
  • retirement plans
  • paid holidays
  • paid vacation
  • loss prevention and safety bonus programs

Essential Functions

Operate tanker load-out bays.

Wash processing tanks and load-out tankers and raw milk tankers.

Perform processing tank and milk silo detailing and acid washing.

Required to enter confined space for tanker inspection.

Required to drive milk tank trucks.

Must climb to top of tank trucks using required PPE, using ladder access.

Fall Protection Harness must be worn at all times while working and on-shift, except for on breaks and lunches.

Take proper samples from the product tanks and load-out tankers of out-going product for Chemistry, Microbiological, and inhibitory substances.

Inspect and maintain product tank valves and product pumps in the processing area.

Inspect load-out tankers as they are due and report findings.

Monitor CIP of processing product tanks and load-out tankers and check solution strength of CIP.

Utilize water flush to minimize product loss.

Monitor test and temperature monitoring equipment. Replace supplies as needed.

Take lunch break in correct amount of time within time frame required

Complete assigned housekeeping responsibilities.

Follow all safety and working rules, and work in a sanitary manner.

Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and neat work area.

Responsible for training new hires.

Assist with break and lunch relief when assigned by management.

Complete all paperwork neatly and correctly.

Maintain regular and reliable attendance at work.

Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Must notify supervisor in the event that standards are not met.

Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly.

Follow all company Policies, such as but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and Safety Rules and procedures.

Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment

Responsible for keeping all floors, walls, machines, and product lines clean.

Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, such as but not limited to gloves, vests, safety glasses.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

maintain Weigher’s and Samplers license.

Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment, to include fall protection equipment.

Correctly and accurately fill out all required paperwork including Bills of Ladings.

Have a complete knowledge of the flow of product through the system.

Must be able to maintain production equipment, valves, pumps, and connection.

Must be able to trouble shoot equipment and problems.

Education and/or Experience

Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; Basic computation skills; or one to three months related experience and / or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

High School diploma or GED desirable.

Has demonstrated the ability to run equipment efficiently.

Must have the ability to read and understand written and/or verbal instructions.

Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.

Has a current forklift operator’s license or the ability to acquire and maintain required certification.

Language Skills

Proficient/fluent in written and spoken English.

Reasoning Ability

Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in certain situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Weigher’s and Sampler’s License issued by the CDFA.

Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a forklift operator license.

Must maintain a valid California Driver’s License

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position.

Sitting/Standing/Walking: Each workday, the operator stands throughout their shift and occasionally sits while performing tests. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces.

Lifting/Carrying: Each workday, the operator lifts up 60 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 60 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling: Each workday, the operator frequently pushes/pulls hoses to align and hook up. Pipe connections, water hose movement, and cleaning all involve pushing and pulling.

Bending/Stooping: Each workday, the operator bends to pick up fittings and tools as well as to make lower level connections of pipes is required. Removing of parts from sanitizer buckets require both of these motions on a frequent basis.

Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling: Squatting and kneeling are frequent motions when making connections at the silos. Kneeling is frequent when opening and closing tanker domes for the taking of samples and the placing of dome filters.

Twisting/Turning: Each workday, the operator seldom is making twisting or turning motions. Exceptions may be when making hose hook-ups at the tankers requiring a limited amount of twisting at the waist.

Climbing/Balancing: These are frequently used when ascending stairs to the tankers and while on the tankers pulling samples. The operator climbs a stairway of 15 steps with fall protection on to the top of the tanker and has to maintain balance while on top of the tanker. The operator climbs two steps to a landing in front of each of the silos when making hook-ups at the silo.

Reaching: Each workday, the operator has to reach up to shoulder height for the rinse hose when rinsing off the tanker dome prior to taking off samples. Reaching is a frequent motion when handling the product hoses to attach and remove them from the trucks. Reaching for parts in the parts trays in the silo room is a required motion.

Grasping/Manipulating: Frequent use of the hands and fingers are repeated through the entire shift. Small vials are being used for samples and the related equipment handling. Parts and fitting are constantly being handled and changed around to complete product flows.


General knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The Company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the company if such accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly. Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.