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Lead Processing- 1st Shift

Purina Mills

Purina Mills

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Lead Processing- 1st Shift

SHIFT: 6:00 am-2:00 pm

PAY: Starting at $25.50 per hour

Omnium is your loyal partner in the manufacturing of crop protection, adjuvant and plant nutrition products. Our team adheres to stringent safety protocols and environmental stewardship standards.

Under direction of the Area Manager, the Lead Processing is responsible for assisting on all duties related to the safe, profitable, environmentally sound and efficient operations of assigned Cost Center(s).

Duties include working with and training personnel to operate manufacturing and packaging equipment, as well as oversees all procedures involved in the production area. The Cost Center Lead ensures all employees follow all procedures, GMPs, Safety, and Quality plans, along with ensures all employees are productive and competent in their respective roles. Assist with production reports (batch sheets, non-conformities, check sheets, lot alerts, daily reports, etc.). Encourage teamwork within the company.


  • 1+ years of continuous prior experience in manufacturing industry.

  • Self-Reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision.

  • Able to trouble shoot mechanical problems.

  • Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team.

  • Ability to follow manufacturer’s specifications and directions.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Work in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the day.

  • Experience with on-the-floor training


  • Basic computer skills.

  • Established leadership skills.


  • Age: 18 years or older

  • Comprehension: Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions and perform basic math.

  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Safety: Ensuring the complete physical safety of oneself and one’s co-workers at all times without exception

  • Time Management: Showing up on time, reliably completing tasks by the deadline, and adapting to changes in deadlines and priorities with minimal supervision

  • Coordination: Working well with others to meet team goals and adjusting to important changes

  • Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.

Physical Requirements for production positions regularly include:

  • Able to lift 50lbs

  • Frequent movement including walking, standing, bending/stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms, lifting, climbing and other active movements

  • Performing duties while wearing personal protective equipment

  • Working across temperature zones that may include cold and/or hot environments for extended periods and may include work in environments where dust and chemicals are present

  • Shift schedules that include days, nights, and weekends, some holidays and periodic overtime


Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O’Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.