Central Garden & Pet
Production Worker Job in Stephen, MN
$1,000 Hiring Bonus
Full-Time Positions Available
D&D Commodities, a business unit of Central Garden and Pet, is the leading company in the bird feeding industry. We are looking to hire a Production Worker to help us keep growing. If you're serious about your next job, D&D is an ideal place to get ahead. Don't hesitate to apply.
The Production Worker is responsible for preparing and packaging product for shipping on multiple different assembly lines.
Measures of Success:
Packages product for shipping on multiple different assembly lines.
Weighs product, verifies and adjusts product weight or measurements to meet specifications.
Observes machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
Attaches identification labels to finished packaged items.
Inspects and removes defective products and packaging material.
Removes finished packaged items from machine.
Packs boxes, stacks boxes and/or bags on pallets.
Monitors, maintains, and repairs production equipment.
Operates machines in a safe and responsible manner ensuring OSHA standards are met.
Keeps area clean, safe, and up to code.
Contributes to team effort by participating in other production activities as needed.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to sit, stand and /or walk for up to 3 hours at a time in an 8-hour day; ability to frequently grasp, push, pull, bend and climb.
The above-noted measures of success are not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.
High school diploma or GED preferred.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Attention to detail.
Meets attendance requirements and is on time.
Previous production experience in a manufacturing facility, warehouse, farming, or similar relevant experience preferred.
Mechanical ability and an interest in machinery preferred.
Individuals with some of the experience and/or knowledge can be trained on the job to perform each essential duty successfully.
Frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, product irritants, airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions.
Occasionally required to work in high places and confined spaces.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. But higher levels of noise are marked by signs.
Work Schedule and Compensation:
First shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some flexiblity in earlier and/or later hours.
Wage is based on skills and experience.
Benefits for Full-Time Employment:
Benefits include paid time off (vacation, sick time, holidays) and other benefits which can be found at
Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Free Life and Disability Insurance
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
401k with a 3% company match
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Discount Program
About the Company
D & D Commodities, a business unit of Central Garden and Pet, is a national company that manufactures the finest premium nutritional products for caged birds, small animals, wild birds, and wildlife. We provide optimum nutrition for all types of pets at prices that offer value to the consumer in the best packaging types and styles available. In addition to the best products, we strive to always provide the best service and support for its customers regardless of size or type. Visit our website at to learn more.
At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China, and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier, and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at to learn more.
Conditions apply to the hiring bonus.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.