Post Holdings Operator Logan View-Third shift in Wakefield, Nebraska

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


This position is responsible for overseeing dryer packagers, accurately record the readings, moistures and adjustments and minor mechanical repairs.


  • Has a proficient understanding, demonstration and commitment, to the Level I checklist. (attach copy of original checklist of operator level I)

  • Follows all LOTO for safe operation.

  • Demonstrates proper use and handling of chemicals.

  • Performs pre-operational inspections for sanitation.

  • Completes master sanitation schedule daily.

  • Properly sanitizes the heat exchanger.

  • Continuously checks the code dates/labels and the product quality.

  • Knows the maximum pounds per hour for the product.

  • Makes sure all of the paperwork is completed, printed, and properly distributed.

  • Continuously monitors the case weights.

  • Must be willing and available to work off shift in emergency situations and overtime when needed.

  • Has an informative mechanical ability, such as being able to conduct basic troubleshooting procedures.

  • Must be able to start up, shut down, and operate all dryers.

  • Knows and understands the adjustments needed for air flow, solids, scales, machines, agglomerated product, crystallization tanks, etc.

  • Reviews and corrects the packaging and any deficiencies with the stacker and the filler.

  • Inspects the sifter overflow and empty.

  • Records the gauge readings hourly.

  • Checks for wear on nozzles and knows when to replace - spray pattern.

  • Boils out lines/pump tear down sand reassembles them.

  • Sets up and follows procedures for the CIP/COP, dust collector, packing room, filter press, fall restraint system, catwalk equipment, etc.

  • Reviews vat selection for sequences.

  • Properly collects, processes, and records data and samples.

  • Performs metal detector checks and Sieve tests every 2 hours and when switching shifts.

  • Must be able to assemble and set up a taper and a pump.

  • Must be able to read production order sheets, make skid tags, and identify ID labels and product descriptions.

  • Calibrates moisture machine, solids machine, and the pH meter.

  • Understands the causes for wet downs, the organizational sequence of pallets in the Hot Room, how high pressures affect membrane performance, and the egg clarification for Lyso process.

  • Makes and mixes culture, siphon, SLS for the feed vats, yeast, etc.

  • Makes the proper connections for the egg run and CIP lyso lines.

  • Resins regeneration process and transfers resin out or into the columns.

  • Dumps recon and adds it to the de-sugar silos and feed vats.

  • Adheres to safe work practices, following GMP’s, maintaining sanitary conditions and ensuring that product quality is maintained. Reports to management if any conditions or practices may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.

  • Able to perform other duties as assigned.


  • Good communication skills.

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

  • Able to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

  • Capability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to obtain a forklift license.

  • Able to understand and follow oral or written instructions.

  • Capable of lifting up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to load and unload egg and material trailers.

  • Good mathematical skills.

  • Available to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.

  • Ability to travel to multiple locations for work.

  • Must be attentive at all times and safety minded.

  • Demon.strates the ability to work effectively with others to complete work assignments.

  • Open to change.

  • Positive interpersonal relationships.

  • Able to work independently and with others in a team environment.

  • Self-motivated while also willing to ask questions and seek direction.

  • Displays responsible behavior at work

  • Capable of lifting up to 75 lbs.

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.