Dakota Growers Pasta Company (Corp) Machine Operator - MN in New Hope, Minnesota
Description Position Summary: Machine Operators run high speed automated packaging equipment and manage all aspects of the packaging line. They verify usage of correct packaging materials .and. date codes, monitor the function of case sealers, and are responsible for ensuring that our products are packaged according to quality and safety standards. This position plays an integral role in ensuring our product looks fantastic in its packaging. Duties and Responsibilities: Operates packaging equipment and both tote stations according to product specifications and ensuring accuracy in weights and codes. Adjusts machines as required Maintains proper documentation of downtime and repairs. Performs minor repairs and routine maintenance work on equipment Continually checks the quality of the product, packaging, and case printing. Reports any issues or concerns Inspects and conducts regular deep cleaning of equipment after each product change, and continuously maintains cleanliness of equipment Operates in accordance with health, safety and fire prevention regulations and practices. Report machine problems to the shift supervisor and ensure machine logs are accurately filled out, detailing mechanical and non-mechanical downtime. Fill out work order requests as needed to ensure appropriate machine uptime Other duties, as assigned Education and Experience Required: Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills: High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution Previous manufacturing experience Mechanical aptitude to repair equipment Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation: Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, and stoop for 4+ hours per shift Must be able to walk or stand for up to 12 hours per shift Must be able to reach above shoulders and climb/work off ladder for 4+ hours per shift Must be able to work in a dusty environment, high heat, or humidity for 4+ hours per shift Must be able to perform simple grasping, push, pull, and feel for 4+ hours per shift Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 4+ hours per shift Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word Must be able to make fine distinctions by sound Must be able to distinguish object or equipment visually Qualifications Education High School (required) Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Dakota Growers Pasta Co. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.