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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 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Production Supervisor
Location: Estherville, IA
Reports To: Complex Manager

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, LLC.

  • Safety & Quality Compliance
  • Team Leadership & Development
  • Production Goals
  • Continuous Improvement

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee plant production during their assigned shift on the Cut Floor
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies/procedures, FSMA and HACCP requirements, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Set standards for plant housekeeping and ensure standards are understood, being achieved, and are continuously being improved
  • Develop a strong knowledge of plant equipment, operating procedures and best practices, and operator basic care requirements
  • Assist in the selection of new hires for operational positions
  • Responsible for leading, coaching, training, developing and disciplining of operations personnel
  • Develop and implement shift assignments as needed and ensure accurate completion of employee time records
  • Communicate with team members to understand and meet goals and to solve operating problems efficiently and effectively
  • Work closely with plant maintenance to ensure equipment reliability to meet production and quality requirements
  • Work with management and other supervisory staff to continuously improve plant operating standards, processes, and procedures

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.

Qualifications

  • Associates degree, preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in food/feed manufacturing environment with supervisor experience, preferred
  • Working knowledge of food/feed processing equipment, material handling, and plant/facility operation systems
  • General knowledge of production operations and techniques; food safety; product yields, and USDA regulations required
  • Leads with a sense of urgency, customer service, excellence, and pride in a team environment
  • Ability to woirk required hours, possibly 8 or 12 hour shifts, weekend and holiday work as required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., from floot to waist level, occasionally use stairs, occasionally bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop a team environment promoting talent growth and mutual assistance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Basic computer skills
  • Travel up to 10%, annually

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, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, and Waite Park, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Plant Maintenance Technician
Location: Estherville, IA

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, LLC.

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Equipment Installation

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives
  • Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental, and food/feed safety
  • Read and understand warnings, manuals and wiring schematics
  • Maintain, repair, and install plant equipment to OEM standards
  • Perform routine preventative equipment monitoring, troubleshooting, and service to ensure reliability and equipment uptime
  • Maintain a 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

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.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience working on mechanical equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Boiler experience/certification, desired
  • HVAC/Refrigeration experience/certification, desired
  • Experience in meat processing production, desired
  • Mechanically inclined and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to operate welders, torches, and cutters
  • Ability operate bobcats, forklifts, tractors, trucks and Simons lift
  • Ability to maintain and service material handling equipment
  • Ability to communicate and accurately maintains records
  • Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems

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, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, and Waite Park, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Production
Location: Estherville, IA
Reports To: Production Supervisor

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, LLC.

  • Will specialize on one of two production floors (cut floor or harvest floor) and can qualify at different positions to make advancements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work safely and comply with company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices, and procedures
  • Cut, trim, or clean meat
  • Identify cut or grade of meat
  • Inspect meat to ensure product meets quality standards
  • Clean and fold meat product
  • Operate food processing equipment/machinery
  • Ensure proper housekeeping throughout the shift and in all department areas

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.

Qualifications

  • Previous production and/or livestock experience is preferred
  • Ability to work with a knife
  • Ability to preform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds on a routine basis
  • Ability to stand, walk, twist, bend, kneel, or squat as necessary
  • Ability to handle hot and cold conditions (must dress according to weather) and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards

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