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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.

Press Utility

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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
  • 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
  • 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.

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