Post Holdings Production Team Member in Northfield, Minnesota


This position is responsible for safely operating processing or packaging equipment following company procedures to manufacture cereal. The position will support, implement and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF.

We Put Safety First at Post Consumer Brands: Our expectation is that every employee: Participates in safety training. Strictly follows safety policies, rules and procedures. Intervenes and corrects unsafe behaviors or conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Recognizes others acting in a safe manner. Identifies, communicates, and removes obstacles. Incorporates safety into all job tasks.


  • Under general supervision operate, monitor, and changeover all equipment in the production area by following company procedures to assure it is running correctly

  • Perform expanded list of quality checks on raw ingredients, intermediate and finished products, and packaging materials. Document all quality checks properly.

  • Keep work area clean and orderly, perform sanitation audits and develop action plans to correct problem areas.

  • Perform repairs and preventive maintenance on all related equipment.

  • Record production data required for measuring waste, downtime or production efficiency, or other pertinent data as required.

  • Plan ahead to maximize efficiency of Team and equipment by following production schedules.

  • Communicate pertinent information with the Team Lead, the Operations Supervisor, the other shift team members, and the other support groups up to date on important information, processes, issues and concerns

  • Seeks out opportunities to contribute to the business success through proactive involvement in lean initiatives.

  • Participate in special projects/assignments, training, and other activities of the team as required.

  • Substitute for any Team Member during breaks/absence/vacation.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 2 years of recent manufacturing, mechanical or food industry experience

  • Ability to understand the operation of a wide range of food processing and packaging equipment

  • Ability to use basic hand tools

  • Candidates must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a high performance team environment.

  • Ability to read and write in English to complete required documentation

  • Basic computer skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Outstanding work ethic

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations

  • Ability to multi-task, organize, and think critically through a variety of problems

  • Reliability and punctuality

  • Ability to stand and perform hands-on work for the length of a 12 hour shift

  • All applicants must pass a background check, physical work screen, and drug test


  • Medical Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Income Protection

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Vacation and Personal Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

  • Variable Incentive Pay

  • Employee Assistance Program

We currently operate on 12-hour shifts beginning at 4:00 or 5:00 PM. Team Members will be scheduled for 3-4 days per week, including every other weekend.

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.