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Plant Sanitation-First Shift at Land O'Lakes

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Statesville, North Carolina

Job Description:

Imagine what you can do at Land O’Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.  

At Land O’Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture’s toughest challenges.

Join the team at any Land O’Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you’ll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.

Job Posting Title:

Plant Sanitation-First Shift

Job Description:


This role is part of our Purina Animal Nutrition business helping our network of local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers serve producers, and animal owners throughout the United States. Through industry -leading R&D and committed partnerships, we innovate the nutrition products and practices that unlock the full potential of every animal for a healthier, more productive life.  

The Plant Sanitation is the front-line employee who performs the manufacturing processes that add value and quality to the inputs and create the final high-quality final products.  There are a variety of sub-classifications within the Operator job family that could range in specific duties from receiving and handling the raw materials, adding value through a variety of proprietary processes, to packaging the final product.  In all stages of production safety, attention to detail, a quality and sanitation focus, and efficiency are key to the success of the operation.  

HOURS: 7am-3:30pm


* High School Diploma or GED.  


* 5+ years of manufacturing and industrial machine operations experience   

* Basic computer skills.

* Ability to follow manufacturer’s specifications and directions

* Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs.  


  • Follow all plant policies and procedures, with respect to SAFETY.

  • Follow all plant policies and procedures, with respect to Quality.

  • Follow all plant policies and procedures, with respect to Attendance.

  • Perform daily housekeeping duties:

  • Physically clean the plant as directed.

  • Maintain plant Leak List, and communicate to supervisor new leaks within the mill.

  • Remove packing dunnage

  • Empty Metal Detector totes

  • Empty trash bins

  • Sweep plant and Warehouse

  • Keep work area clean, sweep floor daily, remove machine dust daily.

  • Clean packer as needed or as directed.

  • Remove trash per plant guidelines.

  • Handle torn bags and reprocess material, this includes “dumping RPM” as directed.

  • Unload trucks as instructed, retain delivery paperwork and deliver to plant administrator.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


Must have a Safe Plant work record. Must have a clean work record:  Not on “Final Written Warning” for job performance. Annual certification at the operating unit for quality functions must be done with documentation to confirm competency for this position. Attention to detail is a must. Experience operating computer software. Ability to climb and work at heights. Requires good math skills. Complete and Maintain Quality documentation per STAT Quality Standard Lift 50 lb. bags, 5 times in 60sec. Pass a forklift certification test. Mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot problems.


Working in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, you will be walking, standing and engaging in movement throughout the day, and occasionally to frequently be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to a large variety of job duties (both routine and non-routine), certain duties also may involve, a variety of physical activities including bending, lifting, stooping, turning, twisting, pushing,

pulling, raising arms above shoulders and head, standing, working in enclosed areas, climbing stairs or ladders, and operating heavy machinery. The noise level in the work environment can vary but noise is usually low to moderate.   

You may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety gloves, hearing protection, a respirator or dust mask, protective footwear and protective clothing or uniforms.  Work may be performed in cold and/or hot temperatures and the environment can be dusty.  Physical requirements further include the ability to engage in productive and collaborative communication with co-workers and work may need to be performed during non-standard hours, including nights and weekends.  At times, the ability to work overtime also may be required.  The ability to perform these requirements is necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company engages in an interactive process to review requests for reasonable accommodations that may be needed to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform all the essential functions of the position.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Hiring Manager. 


Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  

Job offers are contingent upon a successful drug screen and background review.

If you have questions, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O’Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.                                                                                                                              

If you need to submit a reasonable accommodation request to complete the employment application process, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.