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  • Operator (1st Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products.

    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/.

    We are currently taking applications for 1st Shift Machine Operators at our state-of-the-art 168,000 sq. ft cannery, Performance Pet Products, in Mitchell, SD! We offer a complete benefits package, paid time off, paid holidays and birthday holiday, great team members, and more! 

    Submit an application at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/FAR1006FARMU/ today to get started!

    Areas of Accountability

    All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.

    Will specialize on one of the following machines and cross-train on others as needed:








    Douglas/Case Packer

    Tipper Tie

    Chubs Blender

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Work safely and comply with company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices and procedures

    Operate all facility equipment based on machine-specific SOPs

    Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards

    Monitor equipment and document manufacturing process; adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards

    Perform basic operator troubleshooting and communicate any accidents, threats, or downtime to shift supervisor

    Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality

    Complete any necessary documents or paperwork timely

    Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed

    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred

    Previous manufacturing/machine operation experience a plus

    Forklift certified or ability to become forklift trained, preferred

    Knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools

    High level of attention to detail and surroundings

    Proficient in handling and completing paperwork

    Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems

    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis

    Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, frequently

    Ability to handle hot and cold conditions (must dress according to weather) and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards

    Ability to work day/evening/night shifts and/or extra hours, as needed

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