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General Help~ Pace Dairy Foods (STARTING PAY $19.50/hour) - 3RD Shift Production + Sanitation

Pace Dairy Foods, a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies, is a premiere manufacturer of natural and process cheese products.  At Pace Dairy, we uniquely offer the resources and benefits of a Fortune 500 company while maintaining a hometown atmosphere centered around teamwork, support, and development. 


What We Offer

  • Starting wage of $19.50 per hour with shift differentials of $1.00 for 3rd shift and $.30 for 2nd shift
  • Plant incentive plan with annual payout
  • Competitive vacation package
  • 7 paid Holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Nation-wide discounts for travel, entertainment, cell phones, and much more
  • Consistent hours and schedule
  • Paid training
  • Focus on employee safety
  • Winner of the Minnesota Governor’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” for safety performance
  • Recipient of Kroger’s Manufacturing Excellence Award for consecutive years
  • Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota for the past 8 years!


Position Summary:

Responsible for effectively performing a variety of positions throughout the facility in a safe, effective, and accurate manner while following procedures and processes, and maintaining and improving the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Clean all equipment properly and timely to ensure safe quality products
  • Operate all clean in place (CIP) and clean out of place (COP) systems as necessary
  • Clean machinery, facility structures such as racking, windows, walls and exterior of plant
  • Ensure all chemicals, buckets and pumps are properly tagged according to safety requirements
  • Complete routine paperwork and data entry
  • Assist machine operators in gathering production supplies, packaging materials and loading equipment, including dumping boxes and lifting stacks of cardboard
  • Assist in hand-packing and hand-stacking product/cases onto pallets
  • Safely operate cardboard baler, bottle bagger/de-bagger and other equipment
  • Empty and dispose of outdated product in accordance with established guidelines
  • Must be able to work around ingredients and/or finished products known to contain food allergens
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Effective oral/written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Flexible to work any shift as needed

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • 3 years manufacturing experience


Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Shift(s): Overnight

Regions: Midwest



Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

Job Segment: Medical, Law, Food Safety, 3rd Shift, 2nd Shift, Healthcare, Legal, Quality, Night

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