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If there were any more benefits, we wouldn’t call it work.

If you want to be good at what you do, you have to like what you do. And we give you more reasons to love it than ever. Including a bigger paycheck and greater opportunities for advancement. Plus these fine fringe benefits below. Central Bi-Products, a division of Farmers Union Industries, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.

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, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 6 facilities in a three-state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa.

Job title Class A CDL Truck Driver
Location Redwood Falls, MN
Reports to Transportation Manager

 

Job Purpose

Safely operates company owned and leased trucks to facilitate shipping and receiving operations of raw materials and finished product trailers.

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Class A CDL Truck Driver personnel will:

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the company’s goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality, customer service and professionalism; responsible for promoting a positive image of the company
  • Operates company owned and leased trucks to facilitate shipping and receiving operations of raw materials and finished product trailers
  • Performs required before-, during-, and after-operation “user maintenance” and provides required reports accurately and in a timely manner
  • Provides outstanding customer service during delivery and pickup operations
  • Assists with loading and unloading of pallets and/or using a forklift
  • Assist with maintenance of trucks and trailers as needed; may include minor repairs and/or notifying management of major repairs needed
  • Maintain all required certifications required by DOT and OSHA and company safety programs
  • Accurately maintain driver log information using handheld device or paper log as required
  • Have a working knowledge of DOT, federal and state regulations pertaining to transportation
  • Safely operate and maintain equipment per DOT and federal and state regulations
  • Maintain and protect all property entrusted to you in excellent condition
  • Perform any other tasks assigned to support and improve the overall team operations
  • Follows all safety procedures and maintains housekeeping of facility (cleaning and sanitizing work areas, equipment, tools and totes, repair of pallets, proper disposal of waste products, etc.)
  • Accurately and legibly completes all paperwork in a timely manner and maintains records as required

Qualifications, Education & Work Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)  preferred
  • One year or more of truck driving experience desired
  • Ability to possess and maintain a current state Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Ability to possess and maintain a current DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate Health Card
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability and willingness to operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner always

Working Conditions

  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical & drug testing
  • Able to lift and move objects up to 75 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to sit and drive for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work required hours
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers, customers and regulatory officials
  • Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, and directions
  • Accurately perform basic mathematical skills
  • Accurately and legibly record required information and data
  • Accurately follow written and/or verbal instructions

Direct Reports

  • Transportation Manager

AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.


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, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 6 facilities in a three-state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa.

Job title Plant Operator
Location Estherville, IA
Reports to Plant Supervisor

Job Purpose

Plant Operators are responsible for operating processes and equipment in a safe, clean, effective manner to ensure the production of high-quality products while meeting all regulatory compliance requirements.

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Plant Operator will:

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of company’s goals

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives
  • Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements including safety, environmental, and food/feed safety
  • Operate all facility equipment and processes in area(s) of responsibility
  • Operate facility equipment autonomously while maintaining good communication with supervisors and support teams
  • Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards
  • Monitor and document process equipment and adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards
  • Perform basic operator troubleshooting and repair of equipment and request assistance from shift supervisor and maintenance for more complex care
  • Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality
  • Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost saving measures to the shift supervisor
  • Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested

Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in food/feed production a plus
  • Experience operating a bobcat and forklift preferred
  • Understand and operate basic computer systems

Working Conditions

  • Fast paced manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Stay physically active throughout shift
  • Employee safety and product safety is essential
  • Varying environmental conditions including wet, slippery conditions
  • Willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled /unscheduled basis when required
  • Ability to work day/evening/night shifts as required
  • Ability to work in confined spaces

Physical Requirements

  • Lift 30 lbs. repeatedly
  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)
  • Frequently sit/drive for extended time periods

AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.


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, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 6 facilities in a three-state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa.

Job title Plant Operator
Location Long Prairie, MN
Reports to Plant Supervisor

Job Purpose

Plant Operators are responsible for operating processes and equipment in a safe, clean, effective manner to ensure the production of high-quality products while meeting all regulatory compliance requirements.

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Plant Operator will:

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of company’s goals

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives
  • Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements including safety, environmental, and food/feed safety
  • Operate all facility equipment and processes in area(s) of responsibility
  • Operate facility equipment autonomously while maintaining good communication with supervisors and support teams
  • Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards
  • Monitor and document process equipment and adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards
  • Perform basic operator troubleshooting and repair of equipment and request assistance from shift supervisor and maintenance for more complex care
  • Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality
  • Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost saving measures to the shift supervisor
  • Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in food/feed production a plus
  • Experience operating a bobcat and forklift preferred
  • Understand and operate basic computer systems

Working Conditions

  • Fast paced manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Stay physically active throughout shift
  • Employee safety and product safety is essential
  • Varying environmental conditions including wet, slippery conditions
  • Willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled /unscheduled basis when required
  • Ability to work day/evening/night shifts as required
  • Ability to work in confined spaces

Physical Requirements

  • Lift 30 lbs. repeatedly
  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)
  • Frequently sit/drive for extended time periods

AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.


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, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 6 facilities in a three-state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa.

Job title Plant Maintenance Technician
Location Redwood Falls, MN
Reports to Maintenance Manager

Position Summary

Plant Maintenance Technician maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and installs various types of equipment throughout the plant. The technician functions in a team environment but must also be able to work independently as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Plant Maintenance Technicians will engage in the following activities:

  • Comply with all company safety and work rules
  • Operate bobcats, forklifts, farm tractors, bucket trucks, boom trucks, and Simons lift
  • Correctly operate welders, acetylene torches, and air plasma cutter
  • Maintain and service or assist in maintaining and servicing all material handling, process equipment, and associated equipment in all departments of the complex
  • Maintain all liquid (water, grease, or oil) distribution systems
  • Troubleshoot equipment
  • Correctly operate, maintain, and use equipment and tools required for assigned fabrication and maintenance duties
  • Accurately and legibly record and maintain records
  • General housekeeping duties, including painting and/or scrubbing with detergent solutions
  • Occasionally, situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically listed here

Qualifications, Education & Work Experience

  • High school diploma/GED or higher
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment in industrial electrical and/or industrial mechanical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge of safety procedures including but not limited to: confined space entry, line opening, fall protection, lockout tagout, and hot work

Requirements

  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects (approx. 200 lbs. max)
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)
  • Ability to distinguish colors (i.e. wire codes)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Tolerance of varying environmental conditions
  • Tolerance of wet, slippery conditions
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers
  • Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, directions, operator manuals, service manuals, and wiring schematics associated with the maintenance and/or operation of instruments and equipment
  • Accurately perform basic mathematical skills
  • Accurately and legibly record required information and data
  • Analyze recorded data and equipment operation to determine inconsistencies requiring corrective action
  • Accurately follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to work day/night shifts, or rotations, if applicable
  • Ability to work required hours, possibly 10 or 12-hour shifts, weekend and holiday work as required
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled/unscheduled basis when required
  • On short notice, employee may be requested to work additional hours to fill in for absent co-worker, accommodate a heavier than normal workload, or assist with special projects

AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.


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, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 6 facilities in a three-state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa.

Job title Plant Operator
Location Redwood Falls, MN
Reports to Plant Supervisor

Job Purpose

Plant Operators are responsible for operating processes and equipment in a safe, clean, effective manner to ensure the production of high-quality products while meeting all regulatory compliance requirements.

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Plant Operator will:

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of company’s goals

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives
  • Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements including safety, environmental, and food/feed safety
  • Operate all facility equipment and processes in area(s) of responsibility
  • Operate facility equipment autonomously while maintaining good communication with supervisors and support teams
  • Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards
  • Monitor and document process equipment and adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards
  • Perform basic operator troubleshooting and repair of equipment and request assistance from shift supervisor and maintenance for more complex care
  • Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality
  • Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost-saving measures to the shift supervisor
  • Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in food/feed production a plus
  • Experience operating a bobcat and forklift preferred
  • Understand and operate basic computer systems

Working Conditions

  • Fast pace manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Stay physically active throughout shift
  • Employee safety and product safety is essential
  • Varying environmental conditions including wet, slippery conditions
  • Willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled /unscheduled basis when required
  • Ability to work day/evening/night shifts as required
  • Ability to work in confined spaces

Physical Requirements

  • Lift 30 pounds repeatedly
  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)
  • Frequently sit/drive for extended time periods

AA/EEO/Drug-Free Workplace. We use E-Verify.


Life Insurance

Plus accidental death and dismemberment

401K Retirement Plan

Employee Matching

Health Insurance

Select from multiple plan types

Dental Insurance

Disability Insurance

Long-term and short-term

Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending

Pay with pre-tax money

Paid Time Off

Employee Development

Educational Assistance

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