• Operator (1st Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

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

    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 fuillc.com to learn more!

    Performance Pet is seeking to add a machine operator to our 1st shift team at our 168,000 square foot cannery in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $21.45/Hr., scheduled increases, and potential weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package 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 in the following areas:
    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 workload.


    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

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