• Operator (1st or Weekend Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Available Schedules:

    Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm

    Friday - Sunday, 6:00am to 6:00pm (work 36 Hrs./Wk., get paid for a full 40)


    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at fuillc.com to learn more!


    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 performancepet.net/.


    Performance Pet is seeking Machine Operators to join our growing team at our 168,000 square foot cannery in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $19.50/Hr., scheduled increases, and potential weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Submit an application today to start your next fulfilling career with Performance Pet Products! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!


    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:

     Retort                                                       Loader/Unloader

     Blender                                                    Palletizer

     De-palletizer                                           Filler/Seamer

     Labeler                                                     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 workload.




    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


    Disclaimer: All employees are subject to the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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