Order Picker/Load-FL Cert-Dist

Prairie Farms

Sioux Falls, SD


This is a great opportunity to establish yourself in a secure company with a 75+ year history of success. We are proud to be comprised of more than 800 farm families throughout the Midwest. Since 1938, we have been producing high quality products for you and your family.
 At Prairie Farms Dairy, you’ll become part of a dedicated team that manufactures and packages superior dairy products. We offer full-time schedules with great benefits that include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, short term disability, and pension. You’ll also enjoy paid time off.


Prairie Farms, Sioux Falls SD is seeking an Order Picker/Loader. Performs a variety of duties in loading, unloading, and moving materials within or near plant, yard, or work site stationary Machine Operator - low responsibility. Palletizer (palletizes the product); Loader; checker.  

Rate of Pay: $21.17 base rate + $1.05 premiums 

Schedule:  7:30 pm - 6:00 am Sunday night, Monday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night

Job Description:  

· The order assembly picker/loader is responsible for picking orders, palletizing, loading and unloading products and/or cases, and working any station or line that is assigned.  

· The order assembly picker/loader works anywhere in the Loadout/Freezer/Cooler areas that may be assigned.  

· Responsible for pulling products for customer orders.  

· Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment (when certified).  

· May use hand*held tracking device  

· Mark the paperwork properly when making adjustments for product shortages.  

· Keep accurate records on load sheets, inventory sheets, scrap sheets, and computerized equipment.  

· Ensure proper code date rotation.  

· Report any mechanical problems such as bad wearstrips, plugged or missing lube nozzles, spacer stop malfunctions, palletizer malfunctions or conveyor breakdowns.  

· Report any product/packaging issues.  

· Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.  

· Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.  

· Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.  

· Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.  

· Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.  

· Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.  

· Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.  

· Responsible for food safety, prerequisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.  

· Perform other duties as assigned.  


Job Requirements:  

· High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.  

· 6 months related in manufacturing environment.  

· Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  

· Minimum 6 months recent experience operating a forklift in a high efficiency environment.  

· Forklift Operator Certification required  

· Must be able to pass a written and driving fork lift skills test  

· Must be able to sit and/or stand and drive for virtually the entire shift.  

· Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.  

· Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.  

· May have exposure to allergens.  

· Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.  

· Be able to effectively work in a team environment.  

· Effective verbal and written communication skills.  

· Ability to work in a fast paced environment.  

· Must be able to pass all preemployment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).  


We provide a competitive wage; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, holiday, and sick pay; 401K and company uniforms.  

Prairie Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified application will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.