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

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

Agropur is currently looking for a Lactose Operator I at it's Le Sueur Cheese Plant located in Le Sueur, MN.

Opening: 1

Shift: 6-6 Rotating

Job Summary:

Production Operator - Dairy Products is responsible for operating equipment for lactose sugar refining, drying and packaging.

Essential Functions include the following:

  • Operate and clean all key pices of dairy processing equipment that are involved with the Lactose Dept.
  • Learn and execute startup procedures of equipment.
  • Run equipment that involves emptying crystallization tanks, refining lactose crystals and drying the lactose into powder.
  • Monitor factors such as composition of solids and temperature; make adjustments depending on the type of product to be produced.
  • Take frequent instrument readings and write readings on log sheets.
  • Operate Clean-in-Place (CIP) procedures; troubleshoot and maintain machinery.
  • Clean and sanitize all areas of the Lactose department including wall, floors, and equipment.
  • Assist coworkers and tasks and duties that are within the department as assigned.
  • Assist with packaging of product in 25kg (55.125lbs) bags.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical Comptencies:

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

Non-technical Comptencies:

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

Work Conditions:

  • Sit or stand while working on process computers and recording log sheet information
  • 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 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), holidays and off shifts if needed or assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

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