Dakota Grower’s started out as a grower-owned cooperative built by farmers in the early 1990s and today we are the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives our innovative culture and passion to bring premium quality pasta to your table. At Dakota Growers, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging and inspiring environment in one of our state-of-the-art food manufacturing facilities.
Forklift Operators are responsible for shipping, storing, receiving inventory and for ensuring that our products are loaded and shipped according to quality and safety standards. This position plays an integral role in ensuring our product is shipped to our customers in great condition and on time! This position is Monday - Friday, 7a - 3p.
Duties And Responsibilities:
Use forklift to load and unload productions onto trucks and trailers, according to shipping schedule Operates other equipment for shipping, as needed
Support efficient production and shipping processes by using forklift and pallet jack to transfer products, pallets, boxes, and other materials
Pull product from Alvey and Tote stations and put the warehouse or any other area as determined by the Supervisor
Use scanner to input information into systems; follow standard operating procedures and policies to ensure timely and accurate inventory during storing and loading processes
Monitors all equipment for wear and potential damage, performs related preventative maintenance as require. Perform required daily safety inspection of forklift; complete daily checklist in a timely and accurate manner, according to standard operating procedures and policies
Change labels on Markem printer and input all information using the scanners
Supply WIP product if needed and check condition of the totes, label bad product/totes, if applicable
Check production schedule and ensure that all supplies are ready for the next shift, and replenish line supply as needed
Collect and safely scrap cardboard in the compactor, according to procedures. Check egg release sheet to ensure egg were delivered and compact empty boxes
Hand palletize products, as needed
Other duties, as assigned
Required Experience And Education
High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
Previous experience operating a forklift
Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:
Previous manufacturing experience.
Knowledge of the scanner function.
Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:
Must be able to sit for 8+ hours per shift
Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, stand, stoop, walk, and reach above shoulders for 6+ hours per shift
Must be able to work in a dusty, high heat and humid environment for 3+ hours per shift
Must be able to perform simple grasping, push, pull, perform fine manipulation, and feel for 8+ hours per shift
Must be able to operate foot pedals for 8+ hours per shift
Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
Must be able to make fine distinctions in sound, express and exchange written or spoken word, and distinguish objects and equipment visually