JRS USA is a leader in the manufacture and production of insoluble fibers used in the food, pet food, home and personal care, chemical, technical, industrial industries and many more. As a global manufacturer and essential business, we are always looking to add talented and dedicated professionals to our teams across the United States.

Fermentation Worker

Fosston, MN

Job Responsibilities
  • Listens actively to acquire information and understand work procedures, becomes knowledgeable of all jobs in assigned area, and maintains operating conditions within the desired range with minimal supervision.
  • Communicates all operational events/issues with appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement throughout the operation and assists in the implementation of changes both in physical operations and written documents.
  • Sets up equipment to accommodate minor processing changes.
  • Optimizes operating practices within established parameters and troubleshoots a wide variety of operation events, at times with minimal supervision.
  • Exercises job knowledge to independently perform job responsibilities and provides on the job training where necessary.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with all safety, regulatory, and GMP requirements.
  • Becomes proficient in operations of manual and controlled processing equipment.
  • Comprehends and applies all required technical, regulatory and safety training to assigned jobs.
  • Provides input on job procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot problem situations with minimal assistance.
  • Under minimal supervision makes timely decisions to accomplish department goals under conditions of uncertainty while evaluating short and long-term consequences.
  • Participates in the sharing of information to promote overall efficiency of production, attends and actively participates in meetings.
  • Identifies potential safety and compliance issues.
  • Monitor equipment and manufacturing process and react appropriately to unanticipated conditions/intended action.
  • Understand, follow, and maintain department SOPs, guidelines, compliance and safety rules and procedures related to duties.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • Must have negative pre-employment and/or subsequent drug/alcohol test results.
  • Regularly attends work on time and as scheduled. Contacts supervisor/designee when delayed, sick or otherwise unable to be at work as scheduled.
  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with JRS USA’s Handbook policies and procedures.
  • Displays a positive and respectful demeanor at all times towards fellow coworkers and maintains a positive company image.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as work within a team environment. 
  • Demonstrates teamwork by cooperating with and assisting coworkers as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, in stressful situations and with frequent interruptions.
  • Adapts well to change.
  • Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers or other employees of JRS USA LP.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Know proper established start up and shut down procedures.
  • Service pumps and valves as needed and/or per preventative maintenance, make flow plate adjustments as needed.
  • Aid in the training of new personnel.
  • Report immediately to supervisor of any damage, irregular activity, or unsafe conditions concerning the equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned Work is completed primarily in the Fermentation area of the plant.
  • The employee will regularly be exposed to moving mechanical parts, airborne particles and noise.
  • Occasional exposure to wet/humid, toxic/caustic chemicals, high places and heat/cold conditions also exist.

Not Applicable

Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Forklift and walk-behind electric pallet jack.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is required to frequently - constantly sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Other Information
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.
  • Sunday evening through Friday, 8-hour shift. Occasional weekends or other shifts dependent on product demand (may change based upon business needs).
  • Hourly; commensurate with experience (wage range has been established by HR).
  • Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program.
  • Eligible for all benefit programs.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and employment application to hrjrsscm and click the behavioral assessment questionnaire link to complete our Predictive index online.

J. Rettenmaier USA LP
16369 US 131 Highway
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: (269) 679-2340
Email: hrjrsscm

This Job Description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the Job Description. Other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job. Employee’s position, job function, standard work hours, location and reporting relationship may be changed at Employer’s discretion. This Job Description is not a guarantee of continued employment.

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