Production Worker (Stephen, MN)

Manufacturing Company Seeks Production Worker for Noon – 9:00 pm Shift


This position is for a Production Worker for a national company located in Stephen, MN.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Package product for shipping on multiple different assembly lines.
  • Weigh product, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Remove finished packaged items from machine.
  • Pack boxes, stack boxes and/or bags on pallets.
  • Monitors, maintains, and repairs production equipment.
  • Operates machines in a safe and responsible manner. 
  • Keeps area clean, safe, and up to code. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to sit, stand and /or walk for up to 3 hours at a time in a 8-hour day; ability to frequently grasp, push, pull, bend and climb.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Minimum requirements for production worker:

  • High school diploma or GED required or equivalent skills and/or experience

Additional qualifications that are a plus, but are not required, include:

  • Experience in agriculture, feed, seed or grain industry.
  • Grain handling or seed industry experience.
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Mechanical ability and an interest in machinery.

Individuals with some of the experience and/or knowledge can be trained on the job to perform each essential duty successfully.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles, exposure to dust, and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Work Schedule and Compensation:

Schedule is usually Monday through Friday, Noon – 9:00 p.m. with some occasional overtime possibilities.

The entry-level production position starts out at $15.75 per hour and is negotiable depending on skills and experience.

The company offers group health insurance (premium partially paid for by the employer), company paid short/long term disability, $50,000 company paid ADD and life insurance; elective dental, accident, cancer and intensive care insurance, as well as a 401k plan. There is also a PTO accrual program in place and 6 paid holidays/year.

About the Company:

D & D Commodities Ltd. 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.

Application Process:

Please fill out an application in person at D & D Commodities in Stephen, MN, online or call 218-478-3308 and request that an application be sent to you.

D & D Commodities
Highway 75
Stephen, MN 56757

Your application will be reviewed by Human Resources. Applicants who possess both the minimum requirements and preferred qualifications (if applicable) will receive priority consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the Human Resources Manager will contact you directly by phone or email. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.