Production General Labor
Northfield, MN 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Business Unit Overview

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company's portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, PEBBLES, Grape-Nuts and Malt-O-Meal cereal, and Peter Pan peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray Nutrish, Kibbles 'n Bits and 9Lives dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.


At Post Consumer Brands, we take pride in our longstanding legacy of making one of every five breakfast cereals families eat daily. Today, we're just as focused on our future as we expand our grocery business with different shelf-stable foods, including snacks and peanut butter. We are committed to providing accessible and delicious food for families, and we're always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio. As we soar to new heights, we need creative, determined individuals from all walks of life to join our team, where your unique perspective and ideas are acknowledged and valued. Be a part of a company that empowers you to make a difference that's evident on grocery store shelves and families' tables across North America.

Location Description

Northfield, Minn. is home to two Post Consumer Brands manufacturing plants, the Campbell Mill and Ames Mill, two distribution centers, and more than 750 team members. The Campbell Mill plant is 1 million square feet and is home to 7 manufacturing technologies to produce a wide variety of cereal products our customers know and love. Northfield is a town steeped in history, featuring two colleges and the original Ames Mill where the Malt-O-Meal Company got its start.


Interested in learning how cereal is made? This is an entry level position with the ability to turn into a full time role.

General labor has responsibility for general sanitation, ingredient dumping, and end of line production tasks. This position relies heavily on following standard operating procedures for repetitive tasks. This position is a critical member of the food safety function and helps maintain strict GMP requirements. This position is required to support, implement, and maintain food safety practices as required through SQF. Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.

Work Schedule: 12-hour shifts following a 2-2-3 schedule (Week one: two days on, two days off, three days on. Week two: two days off, two days on, three days off) resulting in built-in overtime pay and having every-other weekend off-work.

Pay Rate: $18.50/hour


  • Performs general sanitation within general facilities and GMP support areas.
  • Supports end of line production by tote packing, ingredient dumping, case or tote folding, non-compliance inspection and rework, sampling, waste handling, loading shells and cases into packaging equipment.
  • Supports special and trial packaging formats that have not been automated.
  • Can safely operate Material Handling/inventory management equipment, such as scan guns, forklifts, pallet jacks, as required.
  • Processing tasks may include: mixing vitamins, reading PLC Screens, following processing cleaning instructions, operating dryers, operating mill room equipment, extruders and cookers. GL2's may do limited tasks in processing, they will not operate any equipment using high pressure steam. These tasks are dependent on training completion.
  • Performs Quality Assurance checks after training completion.
  • Completes required training for all job responsibilities.


Education: High School Diploma or GED


  • Food manufacturing or related experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Good work history and acceptable attendance.


  • Basic level math and computer skills.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and build positive professional relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form in English.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring work is completed within time and quality parameters.
  • Ability to solve basic problems where standardizations/alternatives exist.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to use basic hand tools.
  • Standing, kneeling, climbing and walking for extended periods of the day; capable of repetitive gripping, pinching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling with weight ranges up to 50 pounds; ability to perform repeated twisting, bending and reaching of upper and lower extremities; exposure to hot and/or humid environments, heights up to 15 feet, working on ladders, and confined spaces (non permit required)and performing LOTO.


  • Communication Skills: Writing & Listening Skills
  • Execution Skills: Results Oriented
  • People Skills: Team Building
  • Personal Behaviors: Flexibility & Initiative

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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