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Plant Operator (3rd Shift)

Job Details

Central Bi Products Estherville - Estherville, IA
Full Time
$21.47 Hourly
3rd (Night Shift)


Walk-In Application Assistance: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays - 8:00am to Noon


Available Schedules:

Monday to Friday, 12:00am (midnight) - 8:00am


Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at to learn more!


Central Bi-Products is a full-service rendering company that operates out of three locations to produce safe, sustainable feed ingredients. Better feed makes better food. Learn more about what we do at


Our Estherville, IA location is now seeking 3rd shift Plant Operators! We offer a guaranteed starting wage of $21.47/Hr. along with night shift and weekend shift differentials, scheduled increases, and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid holidays, 401K, and so much more!


Areas of Accountability


Plant Operators are responsible for operating processes and equipment in a safe, clean, effective manner to ensure the production of high-quality products while meeting all regulatory compliance requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives


Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements including safety, environmental, and food/feed safety


Operate all facility equipment and processes in area(s) of responsibility


Operate facility equipment autonomously while maintaining good communication with supervisors and support teams


Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards


Monitor and document process equipment and adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards


Perform basic operator troubleshooting and repair of equipment and request assistance from shift supervisor and maintenance for more complex care


Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality


Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost-saving measures to the shift supervisor


Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested


Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.




High school diploma or equivalent


Experience in food/feed production a plus


Experience operating a bobcat and forklift preferred


Understand and operate basic computer systems


Lift 30 pounds repeatedly


Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects


Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist level


Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees


Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)


Frequently sit/drive for extended time periods


Ability to work evening/night shifts as required


Ability to work in confined spaces