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Rochester Meats - 1st Shift Palletizer - Rochester, MN


Rochester, MN



JOB TITLE: Grinding Palletizer   Starting Wage: $12.50  Shift: 1st shift

1st shift - 6:50am – 3pm

JOB OBJECTIVE: To ensure that packaged meat weighs within the amount specified according to company specifications, is sealed and stacked on a pallet according to specific pattern.

QUALIFICATIONS (based on essential functions):

  • Related experience preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand simple instructions and directions in the English language.
  • Possess basic and accurate mathematic skills. 
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
  • Must adhere to department dress code.

JOB FUNCTIONS:  Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or an essential function of the position.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Check production schedule to determine product to be packed, availability of necessary packing materials, shrink-wrap and pallets; Weigh all boxes as they come down the line making sure they are within weight limit; Keep up with speed of line; Tape and label; Palletize all labeled boxes according to pre-established pattern, shrink-wrap full pallets; Place pallets in freezer using hand or power jack; Change labels and tape on respective machines when necessary; Change boxes between production changes; Pack patties and assist in cleanup at shift end; Work effectively with others; Be dependable; follow safety rules; Care for property.

MACHINERY:  Conveyor, forklift, metal detector, hand/power pallet jacks, tape machine, bar coder, computer, electronic scale.

EQUIPMENT:  Hand pallet jack, wrenches, combo, table, knives, luggers, cart. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Standing on cement floor.  Moderate to high noise.  Temperature range of 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without reasonable accommodation):  Ability to lift/move 10-50 pounds continuously.  Requires varying degrees of pushing, pulling and lift to move boxes.  Occasionally perform difficult manipulative tasks.  Able to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles such as walking and stooping.  Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time (eight-hour shift).

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without reasonable accommodation):  Able to concentrate on minimal details with little interruption.  Able to attend to task/function for 60 minutes at a time.  Able to remember verbal and/or written task/assignment for an eight-hour shift.

WORK HOURS:  Eight-hour workweek, Monday through Friday.  Will be required to work some Saturdays. 


No Experience? No Worries! We Will Train!


For more information, call 507-838-5994

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nation origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Rochester Meat is an equal opportunity employer.

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