Post Holdings Machine Sanitation Utility in New Hope, Minnesota

Dakota Grower’s started out as a grower-owned cooperative built by farmers in the early 1990s and today we are the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives our innovative culture and passion to bring premium quality pasta to your table. At Dakota Growers, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging and inspiring environment in one of our state-of-the-art food manufacturing facilities.

Position Summary:

The Sanitation Utility is a valuable role for any food manufacturing business. Our Sanitation Utilities perform essential work cleaning and sanitizing out food processing machines and other parts of our facilities to ensure safe and edible product is produced consistent with food safety standards. This role performs strenuous work to remove food waste and machine by-products from the interior of our pasta making and pasta packaging machines.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Perform sanitation responsibilities in assigned work area; follow sanitation manual and best practices to complete daily and weekly tasks. Complete thorough cleaning of production lines (shakers, dryers, coolers) during scheduled downtime.

  • Practice appropriate safety procedures when performing work inside and around production equipment or at other locations in facility; observe and follow appropriate lockout/tagout and fall protection practices as outlined by standard operating procedures and safety expectations

  • Proactively report any signs of infestations to your supervisor. If qualified, perform pest control activities by spraying and cleaning infested areas with approved pesticides, and in accordance with policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Monitor and report all product protection issues as they arise (ex: glass objects in production area that could contaminate product or falling dust into product, etc.

  • Raise questions and concerns to immediate supervisor to ensure all sanitation practices are followed

  • Assist fellow team members in sanitation efforts on other machines, as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned

Education And Experience Required:

  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime

Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:

  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment strongly preferred

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution

  • Previous manufacturing experience

Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to bend and crawl for 7+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to climb ladders for 4+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to reach and grasp for 6+ hours per shift

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.