General Laborer

Tempe, AZ
Full Time
Entry Level

The General Laborer will play an essential role to multiple functions of UDA's plant operation. You will act as the go-to for cleaning, sanitation, waste disposal, product movement, and tasks that require some true grit. 

This is a day shift role on a rotating schedule.


  • Perform general housekeeping duties for production powder warehouse and packaging areas, including general sanitation, cleaning, sweeping, etc.
  • Perform miscellaneous production powder warehouse support duties including sorting, stacking, etc. 
  • Provide relief coverage for packaging operators as needed
  • Perform the efficient operation of all packaging equipment to maintain established production standards for pounds per hour of finished product and bags per hour
  • Maintain proper packaging supply stock
  • Keep accurate and legible records
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area at all times
  • Adhere to all SOP’s and HACCP guidelines
  • Always maintain food safety and quality standards, resolving and/or reporting compliance issues immediately


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Safely lift, carry, maneuver, push, and pull items, as heavy as 60 pounds, on a repetitive bases and for extended periods of time
  • Operate moving equipment and electric pallet jacks.
  • Experience using a forklift to move pallets.
  • Basic understanding of food preparation and/or production line process
  • Understanding of basic math for inventory and report logging purposes
  • Knowledge of good manufacturing practices
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to complete various tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read, hear, speak, comprehend, carry out instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts - including holidays and weekends



  • At least 1 year of experience in a plant production, warehouse, production worker, construction, or general labor, preferred
  • Experience with a forklift, preferred.


  •  High school degree or GED preferred



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable differently abled individuals to satisfactorily perform the essential functions.

  • Requires ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, lift, push, pull and carry items up to 60lbs, regularly
  • Requires ability to walk and stand for 12 or more hours at a time
  • Requires ability to safely operate equipment by visually observing the condition of equipment and surroundings
  • Requires ability to hear and speak, occasionally in high time weighted average environments with elevated decibel readings (using appropriate hearing protection)
  • Requires ability to push and pull items up to 100lbs 
  • Requires ability to climb ladders and stairs of various heights including floors of 100ft or more
  • Requires ability to work in varying extreme hot, cold, and wet temperatures and conditions
  • Requires ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals



UDA is a local, family-owned, dairy cooperative committed to serve the needs of our members, community, and customers by providing high quality milk and dairy products. As the only milk marketing co-op in the state, UDA oversees the production, processing, and marketing of Arizona’s finest milk products from farm to Retail in 48 hours or less. From sweet cream and butter to non-fat dry milk, UDA provides milk products to manufactures and supermarket chains throughout the Grand Canyon State.

Our motto at UDA is “United in Excellence.” The dairy industry’s success isn’t built on one dairy or brand, it’s built on the community as a whole - this includes our amazing employees. When you join UDA, you’re not just joining a business, you’re joining a family. Since 1960 UDA has been headquartered, operated, and managed in Arizona. We strive to provide our employees with rewarding career opportunities aimed at long-term stability, growth, and advancement. We put our heart and soul into our products and value our team who show up, every day and do the work.



  • Medical, Dental & Vision plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Shift Pay Differential
  • Education Assistance
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Health Clinic    

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list; employees may be subject to additional, or altered, tasks and the scope of the role may change as necessitated by business demands. UDA will not consider any application submissions from unauthorized third-parties, consulting, or external staffing firms and will not be held subject, or liable, to any terms, fees, or penalties associated with a submission.

UDA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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