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Land O'Lakes Inc. Bagger Operator-R-15089 in Pine Island, Minnesota

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Bagger OperatorThe Bagger is responsible for filling and palletizing dried products. The Bagger is also responsible for the quality control functions required in packaging product, GMP's, and sanitation requirements for the packaging area.Wage:$19.37/Hr. during training period. Increase of $1.00/Hr. after training period.Required Education:High School Diploma or GEDRequired Qualifications and Experiences:18 years or older6 months of manufacturing experiencePreferred Qualifications and Experiences:1 years of continuous prior experience in any industryPrimary Function:Operate bag filler, sealer, conveyors, and metal detector equipment in the bagging process.Set-up labeling equipment and ensure accuracy on finished products.While filling packages, the Bagger will sample product, monitor filler scales for accuracy, assure metal detector compliance, and maintain packaging room production records.Stretch wrap, receive and put away pallets using forklift computerized warehousing system.Secondary Function:Coordinate activities in product changeovers to facilitate a team environment.Assist co-workers as necessary to achieve an efficient operation.Maintain good housekeeping in the bagging area.On wet wash days, clean equipment according to the Sanitation Standard.Perform other duties as required or assigned.Safety Responsibility:Use proper lifting techniques when performing the bagging job.Follow plant safety rules and procedures. The Dry Blend Baggers will regularly be required to lock out packaging room equipment and follow chemical handling requirements on cleanup days.Individual is required to perform all duties safely and to use discretion to prevent injuries.Attend annual safety refresher training courses.Physical Responsibility:Must have manual dexterity to manipulate labels and handle bags at both the filler and the sealer.Must be able to handle 55-pound bags of powder on an ongoing basis.This will require:Bending, twisting, and turning when filling and sealing bags.Pushing and pulling when taking bags from the conveyor.Stooping and lifting overhead when stacking bags onto a pallet that is setting on the floor.Must be able to work in a somewhat dusty environment as some of our products are dusty.Interpersonal / Organizational Responsibilities:Must be able to follow written methods, paying close attention to details.Must be able to follow specific work direction and adjust as necessary to accomplish the job.Must be able to maintain legible and accurate records/paperwork as required.Must have communication skills to properly explain equipment or product quality issues to Maintenance or other Production Personnel. Must also have the skills to communicate with other Baggers at shift handoffs.Qualifications:Must be able to operate a forklift, maintaining compliance with established forklift safety standards.Must be able to operate the forklift computerized warehousing system.Must be able to do mathematical calculationsMust have mechanical aptitude.Essential Physical Requirements:Working in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, you will be walking, standing and engaging in movement throughout the day, and occasionally to frequently be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to a large variety of job duties (both routine and non-routine), certain duties also may involve, a variety of physical activities including bending, lifting, stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms above shoulders and head, standing, working in enclosed areas, climbing stairs or ladders,