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Post Date09/03/2020
Job TypePart Time
Positions Available2
Company NamePerformance Pet Products
Company Website
Address915 E Havens Ave

Machine Operator

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products.

Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at

We are currently taking applications for 1st Shift Machine Operators at our state-of-the-art 168,000 sq. ft cannery, Performance Pet Products, in Mitchell, SD! We offer a complete benefits package, paid time off, paid holidays and birthday holiday, great team members, and more! 

Submit an application today to get started!

Areas of Accountability

All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.

Will specialize on one of the following machines and cross-train on others as needed:








Douglas/Case Packer

Tipper Tie

Chubs Blender

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work safely and comply with company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices and procedures

Operate all facility equipment based on machine-specific SOPs

Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards

Monitor equipment and document manufacturing process; adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards

Perform basic operator troubleshooting and communicate any accidents, threats, or downtime to shift supervisor

Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality

Complete any necessary documents or paperwork timely

Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed

Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred

Previous manufacturing/machine operation experience a plus

Forklift certified or ability to become forklift trained, preferred

Knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools

High level of attention to detail and surroundings

Proficient in handling and completing paperwork

Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis

Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, frequently

Ability to handle hot and cold conditions (must dress according to weather) and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards

Ability to work day/evening/night shifts and/or extra hours, as needed

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