Fosston, Minnesota (US)
Jul 13, 2018

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Packaging is responsible for packaging finished products as well as assisting other departments as needed within the facility.

Compensation hourly; commensurate with experience  (wage range has been established by HR)
Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program
Eligible for all benefit programs

Standard Work Hours

This position generally works an eight-hour shift: Sunday evening through Friday 24/5. Occasional weekends or other shifts dependent on product demand (may change based upon business needs).


Job Responsibilities

  • Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Plant Manager.
  • Adheres to all BRC and food safety guidelines
  • Follows SOP’s, GMP’s and remains in compliance with the HACCP program.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in housekeeping and weekly sanitations
  • Ensure effective shift communication and teamwork with the other operators occurs each scheduled shift
  • Maintain effective communication with all members of the facility
  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork among production team members
  • Assist in coaching and training employees as requested by the management team
  • Must be detail oriented and operate all equipment in a safe manner.


  • Able to turn equipment on and set proper temperature for product being packaged based on the specifications given.
  • Keep accurate production documentation and sanitation sheets maintaining sheets throughout the day and ensuring that they are turned in at end of shift.
  • Basic equipment set-up, getting bags and labels 
  • Doing basic quality control checks to ensure a quality product is being run which includes checking for bad liners,  weights and making adjustments accordingly and communicating with the dryer operator.

Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have negative pre-employment and/or subsequent drug/alcohol test results.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Regularly attend work on time and as scheduled. 
  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with JRS USA LP’s handbook policies and procedures.
  • Displays a positive and respectful demeanor at all times towards fellow coworkers and maintains a positive company image.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as work within a team environment. Demonstrates teamwork by cooperating with and assisting coworkers as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, in stressful situations and with frequent interruptions.
  • Adapts well to change.
  • Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos..
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 
  • Apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Utilize computer knowledge (email, Microsoft programs, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job

  • Forklift operation 
  • Packaging Equipment including bag sealer and bag filler


Benefits include, medical, dental and vision insurance, health insurance, short and long term disability and 401k.

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