Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Le Sueur, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is currently looking for a Cheese Packaging Operator at our Le Sueur Cheese Plant.

Essential Functions:

  • Places packing materials in/on equipment to catch cheese dispense.
  • Monitors machinery controls and packaging output
  • Weighs cheese product for proper specifications and seals the package
  • Follows work instructions set forth by Standard Operation Procedures and Master Sanitation Schedules.
  • Operates packaging machinery in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Inspects product packaging and casing, ensuring that each product is passable for quality assurance.
  • Provides samples of product for quality lab testing.
  • Maintains a clean work place that is free of safety hazards.
  • Cleans work stations and equipment during sanitation cycles.
  • Uses proper personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Understands and obeys all Good Manufacturing Practices.

Secondary Functions include the following:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.


Technical Competencies:

  • Computer literate.
  • Able to properly document information legibly onto the production and master sanitation log sheets.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Master Sanitation Schedules.
  • Knowledge of FDA and HAACP.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


Non-technical Competencies:

  • Attentive to detail and can multitask effectively.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to communicate and document work.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient spelling, grammar and written communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.


Work Conditions:

  • Occasionally move up to 40 pounds during 12 hour shifts.
  • Seldom move up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Able to stand and move about work stations in a manufacturing environment for up to 12 hours.
  • Frequently work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level.
  • Capable of moving up and down stairs.
  • Responsible for working assigned shifts on time and may be called on to fill in other shifts as needed.
  • Availability to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and mandatory overtime as needed.
  • Able to work with chemicals.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Break times are given to employees that work over 8 hours with break time varying based on production.


Performance Factors: 

  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.


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