• Sanitation (2nd Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company based 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.

    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/.

    We are currently taking applications for a Sanitation Worker and a Sanitation Lead on our 2nd (evening) shift at our NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART 168,000 sq. ft cannery, Performance Pet Products, in Mitchell, SD! We offer a complete benefits package, paid time off, paid holidays and birthday holiday, great team members, and more! 

    Submit an application today to get started!

    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.

    Sanitation (Productivity & Efficiency)                                              Safety & Quality Compliance

    Mentorship & Training                      

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Support and lead management’s daily objectives and assignments; monitor work activities for assigned department

    Assist QA Manager on scheduling staff based on production and staffing needs

    Monitor Sanitation team attendance and report any issues to QA Manager

    Promote and lead continuous improvement in safety, quality, time performance and key performance indicators (KPI’s)

    Plan and verify materials needed for auditing sanitation log and daily, weekly, and monthly schedules

    Provide training to new/existing employees and ensure all facility equipment is sanitized, verifying company quality standards

    Perform general cleaning and sanitation tasks as assigned to ensure all areas are safe, clean, and organized throughout shift

    Ensure all necessary paperwork is completed and being used according to SOPs; collect and review documentation at shift end

    Work with standard cleaning and sanitation chemicals and ensure proper storage of cleaning chemicals

    Work directly with QA Manager and report any issues that arise

    Train and assist in other departments or throughout facility to provide additional coverage or leadership, 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)

    AS degree or applicable certifications, preferred

    1-3 years’ experience in manufacturing/machine operation; preferably food manufacturing

    Advanced written and verbal communication, with ability to maintain accurate records

    High level of professionalism, confidentiality, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail

    Strong sense of initiative and problem-solving with the ability to manage time and deadlines with little supervision

    Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis

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

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

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