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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.




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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.

Position Summary:

Palletizers play a critical role in ensuring our final product is ready to ship to our customer! This position is responsible for operating the packaging system to ensure finished product is packed, sealed, and prepared for shipping according to product specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates semi-automatic packaging equipment including sealing and labelling product according to product specifications and while ensuring accuracy in weights and codes
  • Palletizes and stretch wraps finished product for storage or shipment
  • Performs minor repairs, routine maintenance, and sanitation work on equipment
  • Inspects and conducts regular deep cleaning of equipment
  • Maintains records and proper tracking of packaged products and rejects
  • Operates in accordance with health, safety and fire prevention regulations and practices
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

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

  • Previous experience repairing mechanical equipment
  • 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 crouch, kneel, sit for up to 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to climb and down ladders for up to 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment up to 3+ hour per shift
  • Must be able to balance, bend, stoop and walk for up to 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach above shoulders for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in high heat/humidity for to 8+ hours per shift
  • 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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