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Utility Person - Breaking 2nd shift



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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


The purpose of the Utility Person is to provide coverage throughout the breaking department. This person is proficient in many of the positions and tasks in the department. Co-workers, supervisors and managers benefit from this person who willing provides coverage for breaks and employees who are off from work due to sickness or vacation time. The Utility person is required to learn as many of the positions and tasks as possible that may need to be done in the Breaking Department. They must be proficient enough in the jobs and tasks to move at a moment’s notice with minimal training or instruction.


  • Effectively perform the following positions in the Breaking Department with little or no supervision.
  • Machine loading – Load flats of shell egg unto the egg transfer machine (Old line 4/5)
  • Candling – Remove all damaged, defective and dirty shell eggs according to USDA specifications
  • Breaking machine operator – Remove pieces of shell and inedible egg product by flipping a lever and diverting the inedible egg product to a holding tank
  • Flat washer and pallet washer – Load dirty flats or pallets into the designated machines and unload clean ones to the proper location.
  • REDZONE, able to work on tablet.
  • Can off area – Fill, seal, and stack containers of liquid product onto pallets.
  • Transfer Room floor person – Supply pallets of shell eggs from dock to transfer room and also reposition skids of dirty flats, clean flats, empty skids, skid sheets, and pallets to the designated area.
  • Dock area –Transfer skids of shell egg from dock to transfer room with use of a power jack.
  • Inedible tanker bay - Monitor augers and machinery in the shell room, clean tankers, and ensure inedible egg is handled as policy and procedure dictates.
  • Expected to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained in order to maintain SQF Level certification. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Certification
  • Driver’s license

  • Have good verbal skills
  • Have the ability to be a self-motivated individual who can work with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the Breaking Department with up to 6 months experience in that department
  • Have the ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Have the ability to work indoors in a damp environment for duration of the shift
  • Have the ability to travel stairs.
  • Have the ability to follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Safety regulations for the area
  • Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job
  • Have a sufficient understanding of USDA requirements and company specifications
  • Have the ability to retain knowledge for future use.
  • Have the equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.



    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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