Le Sueur Food Ingredient Packager - Days in Le Sueur MN

Agropur Inc
Title: 
Le Sueur Food Ingredient Packager - Days
Date: 
12/27/2021
Job ID: 
JR13721
Location: 
Le Sueur MN
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Packaging Technician, Production Worker, Warehouse Worker
For Current Agropur Employees:

Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.

Job Type:
Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World." www.agropur.com

What this role is all about:

We are looking for a Packager in Le Sueur, Minnesota.

12 hour shifts, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, working 7 days in a two week period.

The Packager is the final stage in the Agropur production process. This position is responsible for bagging the ingredients and ensuring it meets standard production requirements. As well as properly sealing and stacking the package to meet each customer's needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Bagging of product in 50-pound bags, 25KG bags or 40-pound boxes as well as pushing/pulling products weighing up to 170 pounds.
  • Be able to work at floor level, waist level and shoulder level repetitively.
  • Loading bags or boxes to the dryer.
  • Take samples of powder.
  • Weigh the product and adjust the product levels to match the exact weight.
  • Move pallets in and out of rooms using a pallet jack.
  • Use metal detector to scan product.
  • Number the packages with marker.
  • Be able to move up and down ladders and stairs.
  • Maintain a clean work environment to meet Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and meetings.
  • Keep all areas of work clean and organized including bagging rooms and mixing areas.
  • Obtain and maintain a working knowledge of cleaning requirements throughout the plant and adhere to the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Obtain and maintain a working knowledge of duties and responsibilities during a full system CIP on both drying systems.
  • Dump bags/totes of dry material and paste into the blending process. Packages vary in size.
  • Follow direction from Mixing Operator.
  • Assist in pre-staging material for blending.
  • Be able to work 40+ hours a week on a rotating schedule.
  • Be able to work weekends and off shifts as needed or assigned.


The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
  • High School degree or equivalent preferred.


What we offer you:

Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:
  • Health, Dental and Vision options
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% Company match
  • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness incentives and Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
  • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement


An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity.

Opportunities for advancement

Training Programs

Employee Referral Program

Community Involvement

The Location:

Our presence in Le Sueur, MN, consists of the following locations; Le Sueur Cheese, The Friendly Confines Cheese Shoppe, Le Sueur Ingredients, Le Sueur Protein Research Center, and Le Sueur Business Office. These locations produce various types of cheeses, such as; Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, Gouda, Muenster, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar. They also run various whey streams, such as; whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate 34 (WPC 34), whey protein concentrate 80 (WPC 80), and both pharma and food-grade lactose.

Le Sueur, MN, was the original home of the Jolly Green Giant. This small town provides a safe, friendly atmosphere with great neighborhoods and affordable housing while maintaining several large businesses. Le Sueur is on the Minnesota River and The National Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway passes right by town. You can also visit the Le Sueur Chamber site http://lesueurchamber.org/ for more information on local events.

Must be able to communicate, read, write and understand English.

AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

To get a glimpse of our daily operations, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfwiiAkIDg
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