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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 an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. 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.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

General Utility



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Position Summary:

The General Utility plays a critical role as a part of our packaging department. Our General Utilities are responsible for dust control and sanitation services for the Packaging department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains cleaning and sanitation documentation using the Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Assist with cleaning during press and packaging preventive maintenance when equipment is down and available
  • Assists with removal of trash and product waste totes
  • Assists with safety and food safety audit corrective actions
  • Assists in monitoring infeed and outfeed systems for sources of product defect or contamination
  • Assist Silo Operators with daily cleaning duties when necessary
  • Aid in planning and executing long term cleaning projects
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous janitorial/sanitation experience
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to follow basic instructions
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to sit 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend, crouch, kneel, and stoop for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach above shoulders for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to climb on and off a ladder for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to balance, stand, and walk for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in high heat/humidity for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to grasp for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to push and pull for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to feel and use fine motor skills for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 34 pounds for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift 35 - 50 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds for 3+ hours with team assistance or mechanical lifting devices
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions by sound
  • Must be able to distinguish object or equipment visually
  • Qualifications

    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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