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ABOUT DAKOTA GROWERS

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.

Driver/Forklift Operator

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Position Summary:

Our Driver/Forklift position delivers our finished product while operating a tractor-trailer truck locally to and from our outside warehouses, loading and unloading cargo, recording weights and type of cargo being delivered and providing support to our warehouse performing shipping duties. This position provides an essential service as they are the last step in our pasta making process and ensuring that our product is delivered to our customers in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive tractor-trailers between the plant and outside warehouses and moving loaded trailers out of dock doors, spot both shuttle trailers and outside carriers’ and empty dropped trailers in dock doors for loading/unloading purposes while maintaining first in first out inventory process
  • Create, ship and print orders in QAD showing date codes for all orders and performing accurate calculations of the weight distribution and perform an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) through QAD for all distribution orders, sending information to the outside warehouse for incoming product and print B/L once order is shipped, if QAD is down, make out straight B/L
  • Unload pallets off CHEP trailer and load trailers and count the number of pallets, record the trailer # and seal #
  • Use scanner to input information into systems; follow standard operating procedures and policies to ensure timely and accurate inventory during storing and loading processes
  • Perform minor maintenance functions on tractors and trailers, including fueling tractors, adding Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), and adding oil when necessary and monitoring all equipment for wear and potential damage, performs related preventative maintenance as require.
  • Perform forklift operator responsibilities when not driving including, operating forklifts to load, unload and transfer products, pallets, boxes, and other materials in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform required daily safety inspection of trailer tractor; complete daily checklist in a timely and accurate manner, according to standard operating procedures and policies
  • Maintain product from staging area and put in the warehouse or any other area as assigned by the shift supervisor.
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous experience operating a forklift
  • Must hold a valid CDL license
  • Must have a minimum 5 years’ experience driving tractor-trailers
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Knowledge of inventory control and FIFO preferred.
  • Previous experience with scanner equipment
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified applicants must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to sit for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, stand, stoop, walk, and reach above shoulders for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty, high heat and humid environment for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, push, pull, perform fine manipulation, and feel for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to operate foot pedals for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions in sound, express and exchange written or spoken word, and distinguish objects and 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.

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