Post Holdings Precooked Machine Operator (1st Shift; 5:30 AM - 2:30 PM) in Gaylord, Minnesota

Michael foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocer and potato product and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.

Responsible for operating equipment ensuring only the highest quality product is being produced.

Operator 1 – Entry Level (learning 1 area)

Operator 2 - Completed 1 area learning the second

Operator 3 - completed 2 areas, learning the third

Operator 4 - Completed all 3 areas


  1. Set up and clean, if necessary, all equipment including, oven depositors, pumps, contherms, Feldmeiers, and any other equipment prior to the scheduled start time to ensure on time start-ups.

  2. Perform quality checks on product being produced, recording information on X&R bar charts and make necessary system adjustments to ensure customer and company specifications are being met.

  3. Pick up all egg on the floor and keep floors, walls and conveyors free of egg and water to control the bacterial threat and safety hazards.

  4. Dispose of inedible cooked/liquid egg in appropriate containers according to USDA and company guidelines.

  5. Monitor spiral freezer operations checking for ice buildup on the belts and coils, taking action to correct the problems to maximize the quality and increase the length of the production run.

  6. Perform necessary sanitation duties as required to get the stem back up and running in a set time period.

  7. Start CIP process where applicable, tests chemical concentration, monitor CIP to make sure process works and system comes clean.

  8. Dismantle equipment, pre-rinse, scrub, place parts in COP tank, rise off and place on racks or carts to be inspected by QA and USDA for proper cleanliness. Squeegee floors making sure they are dry for the start of production to reduce bacteria risks.

  9. Collect and empty trash in the compactor to keep the plant free of bacteria.

  10. Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  11. Adhere to all safety polices and procedures

  12. Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

  13. Perform other duties as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS : EDUCATION: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) EXPERIENCE : One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving one concrete variable in standardized situations.

  14. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.