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Shipping Room Operator - Dairy Plant

The Dairy Plant Shipping Room Operators make sure milk, tea, juices, and other dairy products are loaded onto Publix trucks for shipment to the stores.

To Apply


In 2010, our three Dairy Plants processed approximately 100 million gallons of milk, along with many other products. The milk alone is enough to keep the Shipping Room Operators extremely busy! Shipping Room Operators select the product to be shipped. They then palletize the product and use a tow motor to load it on the truck to be delivered to Publix stores. In between shipments, the Shipping Room Operators complete paperwork and clean their work area.

Qualifications we look for

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic math
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to work in a cold environment
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team member
  • Possess excellent safety work habits
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How To Apply

For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, please go to to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Manufacturing within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicate that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in Lakeland (863-688-7407, ext. 32504) or Atlanta (770-995-0073, ext. 2153).