Machine Operator

Location: Willmar, MN

Job Title: Extrusion Operator

Location: Willmar, MN

Salary: $24-34/hour *** SIGN ON BONUS!

Job Summary of the Extrusion Operator: We are currently seeking a skilled Extrusion Operator with experience in the human food or pet food industry for our facility in Willmar, Minnesota. We offer a sign-on bonus as well as relocation assistance. This position involves working Monday-Thursday on either a day shift or night shift, with each shift lasting 10 hours.

Job Responsibilities of the Extrusion Operator:

  • Operate and maintain the extruder machine, including starting up, running, troubleshooting, shutting down, and cleaning.
  • Coordinate production runs with the Supervisor to ensure timely completion of orders.
  • Monitor and record various levels of the product, such as salt, caustic, temperature, density, and moisture.
  • Ensure quality assurance of the processed product.

Education & Experience of the Extrusion Operator:

  • Previous experience in extrusion is required.
  • Experience working in a human food or pet food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Basic mathematical skills are necessary.
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with hand tools are required.
  • Ability to read and interpret process instructions from manuals is essential.
  • Must be able to work 10-hour shifts on either the Monday-Thursday day shift (6am-6pm) or night shift (6pm-6am), with potential for weekend overtime.
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