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LAND O' LAKES, INC. Production Operator - 3rd Shift - R-15402 in Neosho, Missouri

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Production Operator - 3rd ShiftJob DescriptionNutra Blend is an industry leader in manufacturing and distributing quality vitamin, trace mineral, micro-ingredients and antibiotic premixes for the feed industry.The Production Operator 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.Following daily schedules and work orders; setting up mixes.Scanning bags of ingredients to ensure proper inventory levels.Gathering and weighing pre-determined amounts of specific ingredients adhering to strict quality standards.Fill ingredients into proper containers; bags will require feeding through a sewing machine to close; take samples of ingredients and final products.Measuring and feeding batches of ingredients into production machinery. Using lifting equipment and forklift trucks.Packaging finish products and entering data into internal system (computer, scanner, and bar code software).Gathering and stacking bags in proper patterns for shipments; inspecting each bag to meet company's strict quality standards.Approve and release finish goods; wrap and move good to designated locations.Conducting product inspection and quality control; performing quality checksGeneral housekeeping; cleaning and maintaining work areas and machinery.Required Qualifications:6 months minimum manufacturing experienceAbility to effectively communicate in one-on-one and in group situations; able to follow oral and written instructions.Understand, record, and verbalize detailed information accurately; basic math calculation skills.Able to lift up to 70 pounds, complete repetitious work, and work on feet for prolonged periods of time in a fast-paced environment.Basic computer skills including use of scanners and bar code software.Must be able to pass a forklift training testWage:$14.94/hourBonus:A $250 sign-on bonus. $500 retention bonus, paid after six months of employment. $750, second payment of retention bonus paid after one year of employment . All totaled this equals $1,500 in sign-on and retention bonuses.Hours:11:00 pm - 7:30 amPreferred:High School diploma or GEDCompetencies and Other Skills:Be observant, accurate, and capable of following directions.Ability to take a proactive approach to plant safety and report all unsafe acts or conditions immediatelyESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: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 protec