Mix Room Operator

Manufacturing/Operations Bakersfield, California


At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

The role of Mix Room Operator is to consistently achieve production of mix and receipt of bulk materials through effective management of the processes, and proper use of equipment. Always maintaining the highest levels of quality, safety & hygiene. This will be achieved by ensuring all mix areas are effectively coordinated through having clear knowledge and understanding of requirements, and attention to detail.

Role and Activity

  • Make mix necessary for production lines. Test butterfat and solids to ensure they meet specifications
  • Receive dairy, sugar, chocolate coating tankers
  • CIP tanks and tankers as needed. Follow SOP’s & SSOP’s
  • Understand how the CIP system works and demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Monitor equipment, i.e. HTST, homogenizer, computers, pumps, spray balls, air valves and ensure they are in good condition and that they meet all specifications
  • Accurately complete all paperwork to include HTST charts, date, cut in and out, efficiency chart, mix making data
  • Ensure all consumptions are correct and done in real time
  • Count raw material powders to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Keep entire area of mix processing clean, neat, and organized. This includes all raw material storage areas for mix powders
  • Communicate any issues with possible solutions to your supervisor or manager as they arise
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on pumps and valves in mix area
  • Keep pumps in working order and spares available
  • Participate in the Self-Inspection Audits and follow up with supervisor to ensure issues were resolved
  • Know and understand department metrics of quality, reliability and safety
  • Lead Pre-Shift meetings as necessary and conduct shift hand off meeting
  • Follow, monitor, and understand all GMP/HACCP/QMS and product safety regulations
  • Keep waste to a minimum
  • Perform other job duties as assigned


High School Diploma or GED required. Manufacturing, forklift, or pasteurizing experience strongly preferred