Post Holdings QA Lineworker (6 AM - 6 PM) in Gaylord, Minnesota

Michael foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocer and potato product and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.

POSITION SUMMARY : This position is responsible for maintaining inspection logs and performing several different tests to guarantee only the highest quality product is being produced.


  • Collect product off the line to check weight, pH, temperature, package integrity, diameters, ingredient samples and samples for solids, micro, shelf life and temperature abuse testing. Silo and balance tank samples or other samples as assigned.

  • Complete QA control charts and inspection log sheet.

  • Check packages and master carton for proper coding to meet USDA and company standards.

  • Complete HACCP Guidelines.

  • Report any detected abnormalities to the Lead, Supervisors or Operators.

  • Perform a recheck of out of spec product produced.

  • Calibrate pH meter, thermometers, viscosity meter and scales to ensure equipment is accurate. Follow-up on defective product.

  • Perform laboratory duties: AOAC and CEM solids testing, viscosity, swabbing program, PCE/BK Pre-OPP inspection, and customer specifications; making Elopak dye, organoleptic testing, setting of critic pump, monitor pH. –sodium levels in patties, greening.

  • Monitor label declared weights on all products produced.

  • Foster open communications with all departments.

  • Evaluate physical attributes: code, shape of product, bake out, sanitizer concentration check.

  • Follow USDA, FSIS, FDA, CN, Customer and Company guidelines.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.

  • Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to maintain regular and consistent attendance.

  • Ability to eat eggs to perform identity testing by using organoleptic skills (odor, taste, appearance).

  • Ability to follow and comply with company GMP policies.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.