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Dairy Farmers of America Cooler Worker - Full Time in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position : Cooler Worker - Full Time

Location : Minneapolis, Minnesota

Requisition ID: : 12469

Kemps LLC is a subsidiary of DFA

Cooler Worker - Full Time

Starting pay of $23.20/hour - Full Medical/Dental benefits - $1,500 Health Reimbursement Program

Current Progression Scale

  • After 1 year - $24.36

  • After 2 years - $25.52

  • After 3 years - $26.68

  • After 4 years - $27.84

  • After 5 years - $29.00

Rates will increase based on annual pay rate adjustments as defined by the union contract.

Old Dock, Filler, Line Dragger - Duties vary based on position assigned :

  • Stocking the crated products in the cooler

  • Moving stacks off the tracks into their specific areas

  • Operating the bossy machine

  • Rolling bossy carts to their storage area after filled

  • Unload trailers of empty cases and bossy carts

  • Loading trailers based off of load maps

  • Picking product for orders using a handheld

  • Other duties as needed or assigned

Physical demands of the cooler worker

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Pushing

  • Pulling

  • Lifting

  • Handling

  • Carrying

  • Overhead reaching


  • 3rd Shift: 5:30pm or 6:30pm start. 10 or 12 hour shifts. Will include Saturday or Sunday as a regularly scheduled day.

  • Overtime work as required by the Union


  • Ability to work safely in manufacturing and warehouse environment, including ability to understand/practice GMP to maintain food safety/quality including work area housekeeping and sanitation

  • Ability to multi-task, monitor and use equipment, use a hand-held device, troubleshoot, maintain pace and productivity, and understand the role requirements/duties for various plant roles

  • Physical demands of the position: Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Handling, Carrying Overhead, and Reaching

  • Ability to work overnight shift and weekends (including some Sundays); and overtime

  • Self-disciplined

  • Must be able to work in 35-37° F environment

  • Previous experience with stocking, loading, or operating a bossy machine preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Education - High School Diploma or GED preferred