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 Machine Operator -Dairy Processing at the Le Sueur Cheese Plant.

Openings: 11

1st Shift: 5am-5pm

2nd Shift: 5pm-5am

Schedule: 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 3 off (7 days every 2 weeks)

Essential Functions include the following:

  • Operate and Clean, all the key pieces of dairy processing equipment that is involved with the Lactose department.
  • Learn and execute advanced startup procedure of equipment
  • Run equipment that involves emptying crystallization tanks, refining lactose crystals and drying the lactose into powder
  • Regulate factors such as composition of solids, and temperature; make adjustments depending on the type of product to be produced. 
  • Taking frequent readings and logging upwards of fifty variables.
  • Operating Clean In Place (CIP) procedures; troubleshoot and maintain machinery.
  • Clean and sanitize of all areas of the Lactose department including walls, floors, and equipment.
  • Assist coworkers with tasks and duties that are within the department as assigned
  • Assist with product processing and packaging including handling of 25 kg (55.125 lbs) bags


Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively
  • Ability to read and understand SOP's
  • Understand and troubleshoot product flow's, trace piping, and understand valves and pumps
  • Computer Literate
  • Able to properly document information legibly
  • Understand and obey all Good Manufacturing Practice.


Non-technical Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent


Work Conditions:

  • Track and maintain information on a database.
  • Be able to move up to 75 pounds.
  • Be able to move up and down stairs.
  • Able and willing to work safely with chemicals.
  • Ability to wear hearing protection.
  • Able to move above about work stations in a manufacturing environment for a 12-hour shift.
  • Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level repetitively.
  • Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.
  • Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts if needed or assigned.


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