Production Line Worker (Seasonal)

We Are Hiring


Arps Dairy currently has a full time seasonal help opening on our production line.  While the Production Line Worker opening is currently seasonally, the opportunity to continue employment beyond the season exists.  To apply, please bring a copy of your resume to our office (220 N Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio 43512) or email a copy of your resume to

Position Summary:

The Production Line Worker must be able to work quickly in a production line wereby raw materials are mixed, moved along conveyor belts, packaged and stored. The Production Line Worker must be able to recognize and count quickly to ensure good process flow. Must also have the ability to stack and crate finished product quickly, and know how to operate a pallet jack. Position requires attention to detail in ensuring a quality product is produced to recipe specifications. Must have a good understanding of product flow and operating processes. Job requires the ability to work with others on the team in supporting line functions.

Key Tasks:

  • Checking and controlling food production machinery
  • Making machine adjustments as necessary
  • Checking instruments such as temperature gauges, at regular intervals
  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting and problem resolution of equipment
  • Making sure the production line has a constant supply of raw materials or ingredients
  • Ability to assist in the changeover of the line equipment as needed to meet the production demands
  • Keeps machines clean at all times
  • Works with the other team members in maintaining good housekeeping and following safe practices
  • Abides by company policies and procedures and must be dependable
  • Adhere to all company safety guidelines
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds continuously including overhead
  • Must be able to work in a hot and wet environment. Some exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Exposure to allergens
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred

Skills, Interests and Qualities:

  • The ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • A good understanding of health and safety and basic hygiene rules
  • The ability to maintain concentration for repetitive tasks
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good team working skills and the ability to work alone
  • A willingness to work flexibly

Arps Dairy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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