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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be part of Post Holdings, Inc. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

$14.50 Press Utility ($1,750 Sign on Bonus Available!)

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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.

Our employees’ well-being comes first. That’s why we offer excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation and holidays, healthcare, dental and vision insurance, short-/long-term disability, company-paid life insurance, 401(k) with up to 6% company match, and annual incentives.

$1,750 Sign on bonus available!

Position Summary:

The Press Utility is a valuable role for any food manufacturing business. Our Press Utilities perform essential work performing inspections and general sanitation of the pasta production area to ensure safe and edible product is produced consistent with food safety standards. This role performs strenuous work assisting production personnel with sanitation issues during start-ups, shutdowns, and routine production operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Performs in-depth cleaning of production lines according to Master Sanitation Schedule. Monitors any wear on equipment for factors that could affect production, and communicates equipment wear per standard operating procedures

· Communicates equipment conditions causing sanitation issues that require attention during a periodic maintenance cycle event

· Maintains logs for food safety audit purposes. Participate in department food safety and safety audits

· Assist team members with sanitation efforts on unassigned machines, and maintain, and clean other areas, as needed

· Partner with company leadership to proactively identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: safety, food safety, quality, productivity, and sanitation

· Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required:

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

· Must be at least 18 years of age

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

· High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution

· Previous manufacturing experience

· Previous experience operating a forklift or reach truck

· Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment strongly preferred

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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