Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at to learn more!


Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at


Performance Pet is seeking Machine Operators to join our growing team at our 168,000 square foot cannery in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $19.50/Hr., scheduled increases, and potential weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm


Submit an application today to start your next fulfilling career with Performance Pet Products! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!


Areas of Accountability


All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.


Will specialize on one of the following machines and cross-train on others as needed:


Retort                         Loader/Unloader


Blender                      Palletizer


Depalletizer               Filler/Seamer


Labeler                       Douglas/Case Packer


Tipper Tie                  Chubs Blender


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Work safely and comply with company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices and procedures


Operate all facility equipment based on machine-specific SOPs


Perform quality control tests on finished product and make adjustments to equipment to meet product standards


Monitor equipment and document manufacturing process; adjust the flow of production to maintain production standards


Perform basic operator troubleshooting and communicate any accidents, threats, or downtime to shift supervisor


Maintain clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality


Complete any necessary documents or paperwork timely


Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed


Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.




High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred


Previous manufacturing/machine operation experience a plus


Forklift certified or ability to become forklift trained, preferred


Knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools


High level of attention to detail and surroundings


Proficient in handling and completing paperwork


Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems


Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis


Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, frequently


Ability to handle hot and cold conditions (must dress according to weather) and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards


Ability to work day/evening/night shifts and/or extra hours, as needed


Disclaimer: All employees are subject to the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.