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.


Fosston, MN

Job Responsibilities
  • Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Plant Manager.
  • Adheres to all BRC and food safety guidelines.
  • Follows SOP’s, GMP’s and remains in compliance with the HACCP program.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in housekeeping and weekly sanitations.
  • Ensure effective shift communication and teamwork with the other operators each scheduled shift.
  • Maintain effective communication with all members of the facility.
  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork among production team members.
  • Assist in coaching and training employees as requested by the management team.
  • Must be detail oriented and operate all equipment in a safe manner.
  • Able to turn equipment on and set proper temperature for product being packaged based on the specifications given.
  • Keep accurate production documentation and sanitation sheets, maintaining sheets throughout the day and ensuring that they are turned in at end of shift.
  • Basic equipment set-up, getting bags and labels.
  • Doing basic quality control checks to ensure a quality product is being run which includes checking for bad liners, weights and making adjustments accordingly and communicating with the dryer operator.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills, Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses
  • Must have negative pre-employment and/or subsequent drug/alcohol test results.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Regularly attend work on time and as scheduled.
  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with JRS USA LP’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.
  • 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.
  • Utilize computer knowledge (email, Microsoft programs, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Forklift operation.
  • Packaging Equipment including bag sealer and bag filler.

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 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Additional Information
  • There are 4 open positions with a 12-hour schedule rotation (7:00 am - 7:00 pm).  
  • Weekends or other shifts dependent on product demand (may change based upon business needs).
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.
  • Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program.

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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