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Vacation/Shift Relief Operator (Processing), Dairy – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28969BR
Department: Lakeland Dairy
Working Hours: Rotating shifts; Rotating days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: May 27, 2024

Salary varies
Full Time - Regular


  • Relieving all position in the processing, receiving and sanitation areas of the milk processing plant during vacations; duties include but are not limited to:
    • Maintaining housekeeping
    • Processing of fluid milk and juice
    • Processing of mix for ice cream
    • Producing slurries for ice cream
    • Receiving of fluid ingredients
    • CIP’ing lines and tanks
    • Receiving of fluid tankers
  • Providing coverage in the plant to allow for training, meetings or cutting overtime and
  • Assist with training of new associates at the discretion of leadership may also be required.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must obtain license and operate forklift
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds frequently
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must have excellent safety work habits
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • Must show commitment to Publix and our mission.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

10:00PM – 6:30AM
6:00AM – 2:30PM
2:00PM – 10:30PM
12:00AM – 8:30AM
8:00PM – 4:30PM
Varying days

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* Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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