Production Associate I - Dept 725 (R2682)

Operations Windom, Minnesota


Description

Position at Prime Pork, LLC

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

This job description indicates the nature of production work routinely performed by production employees at Comfrey Farm Prime Pork.  This description is meant to help individuals who may be unfamiliar with meat processing and what is required to perform this type of work.

Production floor employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment.  This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups.  Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.

Responsibilities:

Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying

Continuous standing in one location for long periods of 10 to 12 hours (up to 2-3 hours before break).  Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced. Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces. Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms. Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads.  Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs.  Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers. Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F and frequent contact with animal fats. Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.  Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools. Frequent static and /or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks.  A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition for 10 to 12 hours per day with required breaks.  Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles. Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.

 Key Responsibilities:

Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies. Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Candidates may have no or up to 1 year experience in the meat processing industry.

Benefits
At Comfrey Farm Prime Pork, part of the broader Taylor family of companies, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

About our Company
Delivering pork that consistently meets the highest standards for flavor, tenderness, texture, color and juiciness means doing what others can’t or won’t do. Comfrey Farm® Prime Pork is a start-up company with the passion and integrity to discriminately select the best quality hogs, including heritage Durocs for their most scrumptious meat characteristics. Along with that we partner with high-integrity family farmers who pledge to raise these amazing animals with the utmost dedication and care. Finally, we wholly own and operate a new, high-tech plant unlike any other in the U.S. to protect the flavor, color and integrity of our meat, and safely provide for our workforce. Our team shares Glen Taylor’s vision for elevating the craft of raising pork the way he remembers it as a child growing up on the family farm in Comfrey, MN. Comfrey Farm™ is proud to be part of the Taylor family, which consists of 80+ companies including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, and Minnesota Star Tribune. If you want to join this fun, new start up, please contact Linda at 507-303-7515 or linda.sandberg@comfreyfarm.com.