General Help - Pace Dairy Foods - 3rd SHIFT PRODUCTION (starting at $19.00/hour)

Pace Dairy Foods, a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies, is a premiere manufacturer of natural and process cheese products. At Pace Dairy, we uniquely offer the resources and benefits of a Fortune 500 company while maintaining a hometown atmosphere centered around teamwork, support, and development.

What We Offer

  • Starting wage of $19.00 per hour with shift differentials of $1.00 for 3 rd shift and $.30 for 2 nd shift
  • Plant incentive plan with annual payout
  • Competitive vacation package
  • 7 paid Holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Nation-wide discounts for travel, entertainment, cell phones, and much more
  • Consistent hours and schedule
  • Winner of the Minnesota Governor's "Outstanding Achievement Award" for safety performance in 2018
  • Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota for the past 7 years
  • Recipient of Kroger's Manufacturing Excellence Award for consecutive years

Position Summary:
Responsible for effectively performing a variety of positions throughout the facility in a safe, effective, and accurate manner while following procedures and processes, and maintaining and improving the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1 st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Clean all equipment properly and timely to ensure safe quality products
  • Operate all clean in place (CIP) and clean out of place (COP) systems as necessary
  • Clean machinery, facility structures such as racking, windows, walls and exterior of plant
  • Ensure all chemicals, buckets and pumps are properly tagged according to safety requirements
  • Complete routine paperwork and data entry
  • Assist machine operators in gathering production supplies, packaging materials and loading equipment, including dumping boxes and lifting stacks of cardboard
  • Assist in hand-packing and hand-stacking product/cases onto pallets
  • Safely operate cardboard baler, bottle bagger/de-bagger and other equipment
  • Empty and dispose of outdated product in accordance with established guidelines
  • Must be able to work around ingredients and/or finished products known to contain food allergens
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Effective oral/written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Flexible to work any shift as needed
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • 3 years manufacturing experience

Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Shift(s): Overnight

States: Minnesota

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names . At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: MN||Rochester|| 2700 Valley High Dr. ||55901 || Pace Dairy - Rochester||None||Manufacturing ||Employee|| Non-Exempt || Full-Time|| None

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