• Operator (Day Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Schedule: Monday to Thursday, 6:00am - 4:30pm with potential overtime on Friday


    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at https://fuillc.com/ to learn more!


    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at https://fuillc.com/performance-pet-products/


    We are seeking a Machine Operator to join our 1st shift team in Mitchell, SD. We offer a competitive starting base wage of $21.45/Hr. along with regular increases and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Areas of Accountability


    All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


    Will specialize on one of the following machines and cross-train on others as needed:

    Depal                                                                 Blender                                               Filler/Seamer Retort


    Loader/Unloader                                              Tipper Tie                                           Steam Oven


    Palletizer                                                           Labeler                                                Douglas/Case Packer


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Work safely and comply with company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices and procedures


    Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental, and food/feed safety


    Operate all facility equipment based on machine-specific SOPs


    Perform quality control tests on finished product and adjust equipment to meet product standards


    Monitor equipment and document manufacturing process; adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards


    Perform basic operator troubleshooting and communicate any accidents, threats, or downtime to shift supervisor


    Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality


    Complete any necessary documents or paperwork, timely


    Train others on your specialized areas and cross-train on other machines to provide back-up, as needed


    Assist other production and maintenance personnel, as needed


    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.




    High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred


    Previous manufacturing/machine operation experience, preferred


    Forklift certified or ability to become forklift trained, preferred


    Knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools


    High level of attention to detail and surroundings


    Ability to communicate and proficiently maintain accurate records


    Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems


    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis


    Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, frequently


    Ability to work day/evening/night shifts/weekends and/or extra hours, as needed


    Ability to tolerate varying environmental conditions; wet, slippery conditions; and confided spaces

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