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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.

Packaging Utility



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Position Summary:

Our Packaging Utility role is a valuable support position for our organization. As a Packaging Utility, you can expect to spend most of your time operating our fast moving A Totes or B Totes machines, supporting regrind functions, or through acting as a support role for our Machine Operators. You will also assist on the packaging line, hand pack product as needed, assist in waste removal, at times partner with our Sanitation Utilities to clean and sanitize packaging machines on our production floor.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Operate the banding and weighing area of the A Totes machine OR work the bottom area of the A Totes machine by building and taping totes according to upcoming orders and customer specifications
  • Perform regrind functions for the facility; this includes labeling totes according to standard operating procedures and regulations, using a pallet jack to transfer regrind product to appropriate area, and using a computer-based system to process regrind back into production
  • Assists machine operators in operating semi-automatic case packaging systems, and loading/unloading of cartons and corrugate on an as needed basis
  • Performs hand casing/packing of various sizes of retail and food service items, when needed
  • Assists machine operators and sanitation utilities in performing in-depth cleaning of assigned equipment
  • Utilize machinery to create corrugated bales. Hauls trash and corrugate when needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • Must be willing to work weekends, 12-hour shifts, holidays, and overtime
  • Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous manufacturing or packaging experience
  • Physical Requirements: Employees must be able to meet physical requirements listed below, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, and kneel for 4+ hour per shift
  • Must be able to stand or walk for up to 12 hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment, high heat, or humidity for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, push, pull, and feel for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to list up-to 34 pounds for 4+ hours per shift
  • 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.

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