Job details Utility Operator

Posting Period

From September 16, 2021
to December 31, 2021

Country or region

United States


Baltimore, Maryland

Business Unit



Production / Operations

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Post-secondary program

Work schedule

6 days on 2 off, weekly shift rotation




Competitive social benefits

Utility Operator

Main Functions

To receive raw materials utilized in the processing of yeast and to facilitate the shipping of  
manufactured yeast.
  • Receives raw materials and facility supplies. serves as the material handler/organizer for oils, cartons, bags, cello, etc. Maintains organization of stored raw materials.
  • Facilitates the shipment of cream yeast, receiving tanker information as to CIP, inspecting the tanker, and calculating dilution factor based on customer specifications. Load cream and water and seals the tanker.
  • Facilitates the shipment of packaged yeast, inspecting the trailers, loading trailers while recording product code and pallet temperatures. Prepares, documents, and places Temp Tale on appropriate trailers, insuring refrigeration at correct settings.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork for all shipments and inputs data into UNIX. 
  • Completes weekly and monthly Fermentation and Packaging Inventory. 
  • Completes required general sanitation and housekeeping duties in all assigned areas, including, but not limited to cream yeast area, packaging H/E area, alleyway, vitamin room, acid/ammonia storage, and molasses tanks. 
  • Participates in the various Quality System programs including GMP/Sanitation, HACCP, ISO, and Safety.
  • Provides back-up coverage for RVF (Packaging) Operators and /or Shipping & Receiving  

Technical skills


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail; logical and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated skill to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to safely operate forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment, including telephone, calculator, computer, printer, and copier.

Personal abilities


  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal/external customers.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with transportation vendors and other employees.

General criteria


  • Work is conducted in a typical manufacturing environment, permeated by the aroma of yeast.
  • Work in the manufacturing plant requires hearing protection.
  • Work requires occasional exposure to the elements and seasonal changes in temperature.
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is: • frequently required to sit, talk, and hear; • occasionally required to walk and stand; • regularly uses hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; • constantly reaches with hands and arms; • occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds; • regularly uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it was not meant to be all-inclusive of the tasks that may be assigned.


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand Baking offers a range of superior quality baker's yeast – both fresh and dry varieties – and specialty ingredients to meet bakers' needs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Baking cultures and dough conditioners round out our impressive product range.

The Lallemand baking team's many branches collaborate closely to provide innovative products and efficient services, backed by a skilled technical support team in each region of operations.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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