• Operator (1st Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. 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 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 performancepet.net/.

     

    Performance Pet is seeking Machine Operators to join our growing team at our 168,000 square foot cannery in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $18/Hr., scheduled increases, and potential weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!

     

    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm

     

    Submit an application today to start your next fulfilling career with Performance Pet Products! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

     

    Areas of Accountability

     

    All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.

     

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

     

    Retort                         Loader/Unloader

     

    Blender                      Palletizer

     

    Depalletizer               Filler/Seamer

     

    Labeler                       Douglas/Case Packer

     

    Tipper Tie                  Chubs Blender

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     

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

     

    Operate all facility equipment based on machine-specific SOPs

     

    Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to 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

     

    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.

     

    Qualifications

     

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

     

    Previous manufacturing/machine operation experience a plus

     

    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

     

    Proficient in handling and completing paperwork

     

    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 handle hot and cold conditions (must dress according to weather) and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards

     

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

     

    Disclaimer: Because of the work that Farmers Union Industries does with the federal government, all employees are subject to executive order 14042 and the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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