CIP 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 a CIP Operator is the effective and consistent service of factory equipment. To consistently achieve production and cost targets on a short term (day to day) and long term (monthly/annual) basis, through effective management and upkeep of the processes, kit and systems, so as to ensure that we achieve our production targets, through the manufacture of products to the right quality and specification. Covering all aspects of food safety.

This will be achieved by ensuring that equipment is available for production, reactive maintenance is dealt with at speed, and accuracy. Developing a clear knowledge and understanding of the factory, products, and machinery.


Role and Activity

  • Assure mix tanks and discharge lines are ready and in sanitary condition according to the mix room schedule
  • Assist in foreign object investigations
  • Assure draw lines and production centers are ready and in sanitary condition according to production schedule
  • Water flush mix tanks after emptied prior to CIP cycle
  • Confirm chemical concentration and successful CIP on every circuit that has been through a CIP cycle. Maintain CIP circuit gaskets, and air relief valves
  • Maintain mix tank agitator seals and replace per PM or as needed
  • Inspect and initial all package side of plant mix tanks and line circuit charts
  • Maintain inspect chemical tank levels
  • Bring in chemical drums from outside chemical storage area as needed
  • Passivate CIP circuits as needed
  • Inspect CIP screens and magnets daily
  • Maintain all check valve balls for all CIP circuits
  • Assure conductivity, temperature, and flow rate on all CIP units are in compliance.
  • Perform environmental cleaning as described in master sanitation plan
  • Maintain CIP rooms in inspection ready condition at all times
  • Other duties as assigned



High school diploma or general education degree (GED). One year of related experience preferred