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$15 per hour
About this job

Join Land O’Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork. We’re a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, most offer:
•    Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D; short- and long-term disability insurance 
•    Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company match
•    Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity and parental leaves

Production Operator

The associate will be responsible for ensuring proper sealing, closing, labeling, handling and storage of all cheese packaged in CM department.  The associate will have responsibility to perform all barrel fill duties.  Through an assigned rotation, operator will be expected to be proficient and able to perform the duties of the 3 roles identified below (Closing/Sealer, Monorail Room, Cooler).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Sealer  Area

Primary Tasks:

  • Seal Bags
  • Weigh Barrel
  • Place Label
  • Scan Barrel
  • General Cleaning

Secondary Tasks:

  • Vacuum Whey
  • Disconnect, Tilt-up, Transfer Barrel to track
  • Barrel Sampling
  • Resealing and Re-classing

Cooler Area

Primary Tasks:

  • Store Barrels – Blow-off fiber, Invert, Wrap and Stock barrels
  • Transport Empty Drums to the Salter Area
  • Stock Supplies for Production
  • General Cleaning
  • Un-stack Plastic Barrels and install rings
  • Check with the salter at least once an hour to see if they need help with extenders, prepping barrels, moving carriers, etc.

Secondary Tasks:

  • Vacuum Whey
  • Disconnect, Tilt-up, Transfer Barrel to track
  • Barrel Sampling
  • Transport full Carriers to the Track
  • Unload Barrel from the Carrier
  • Covers Taken Off New Fiber Barrels

Monorail Room Area

Primary Tasks:

  • Vacuum Whey
  • Unload Barrel from carrier, remove press plate and extender
  • Move carrier to washer
  • Run filler for salter breaks (2 breaks on days, 4 on nights)
  • On Hard Italian – from 5:30 am to 7:00 am run filler
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am
    • Disconnect CIP and reconnect filler
    • Reassemble Vacuum Line
    • Bring up carriers
    • Stage 2 full carts of extenders and equivalent press plates
    • Prep 7-10 barrels (bags, extenders)
  • Daily communication with TQ, Supervisor, office and co-workers regarding policies, procedures, documentation, quality and day to day production issues.
  • Cooperate with and support maintenance and quality activities in CWL area.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of programs, cleaning and maintain PM schedule for sealer.
  • LEAN Manufacturing – Contribute to a continuous improvement environment by participating in activities to include line side problem solving.
  • Participate in 5S program to contribute to a safe and organized work environment.
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of all department paperwork
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP guidelines and LQMS requirements
  • Actively contribute to a behavioral based safety culture by completing a minimum of one behavioral observation (BOS) per month.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of machine operations and overall production process
  • Other duties as assigned by Shift Lead or Production Supervisor.

Preferred Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred


  • 6 months of manufacturing experience preferred


  • Ability to contribute in a team work environment
  • Ability to perform basic math equations
  • Ability to utilize computers & software programs proficiently
  • Ability to communicate effectively to ensure product flow to next work station
  • Ability to perform problem solving skills, apply creative thinking, use resources, and make effective decisions
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize
  • Ability to contribute to a safe and organized work environment
  • Ability to work variable shifts, weekends, and/or holidays
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position outlined in the Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)
  • Ability to learn new skills and adapt to change as the organization continues to improve processes
  • Ability to draw conclusions based on analysis of data from multiple sources
  • Maintain prompt and regular job attendance
  • Ability to read and write effectively in English
  • Other duties as assigned

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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