The Lauridsen Group, Inc.

  • Production Operator

    Job Locations US-MN-Melrose
    Proliant Dairy Ingredients
  • Job Duties


    Proliant Dairy Ingredients





    Proliant Dairy Ingredients is accepting applications for part-time Production Operators at our Melrose, MN facility.  The work schedule varies and would include some weekends. Starting wage is $18/hour.  Successful completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen required.  PDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online today!



    Purpose:  To assist various areas within the plant while maintaining efficient production processes according to GMP and to meet customer specifications.


    Job Duties:

    • Operate evaporator, Triple C, fluid bed, packaging and palletizing equipment.

    • Operate spray dryers, monitors intake and exhaust temperatures, monitors and samples powdered product, check operation of spray nozzles, and sweep down dryers.

    • Operate bag house, makes sure air is on, check on moving parts, and help with removal and replacement of bags.

    • Load product tanks and silos.

    • Bag and blend finished powder, weigh, sample, seal and palletize product and move pallets which may require a forklift of pallet jack.

    • Perform elementary mechanical and carpentry repairs throughout plant, prepare surfaces for painting and paint where needed.

    • Assist maintenance with wiring/welding projects and repairing/replacing motors and pumps.

    • Provide support for basic analytical testing on finished product.

    • Maintain a clean work area including proper care and storage of tools/equipment.

    Job Qualifications



    High school diploma or GED required.




    Stable work experience in the areas such as agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred.

    Job Requirements

    • Ability to prepare and operate all machinery in plant

    • General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods

    • Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures

    • Ability to learn handling of food grade materials in accordance with established sanitary procedures

    • Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines

    • Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions

    • Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack

    • Ability to work varying work schedules

    • Ability to communicate in oral and written form

    • Ability to interpret and work from oral and written instructions

    • Ability to perform basic math skills

    • Ability to move freely throughout plant with sustained physical/mental effort to climb, sample, and clean equipment and work areas

    • Ability to remain calm and professional 

    • Ability to troubleshoot malfunction and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality

    • Ability to cooperate with all Proliant staff

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

    • Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary

    • Ability to assist in all work areas

    • Ability to follow all USDA requirements


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