Seasonal General Labor (Shred)

Full Time

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.


Responsible for shredding and packaging quality cheese products and the sanitation of the packaging plant and equipment on rotating days by performing the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities

8-hour shifts/ 6:45a-3p; 2:45p-11p; 1045p-7a



Conducts box/bag audits to ensure label and code date information is accurate.

Utilizes customer specifications to prepare for production runs and verifies that products being run are consistent with orders.

Sets-up, adjusts, and monitors Urschel and other equipment.

Performs equipment checks as needed.

Opens cheese for conveyor loading.  Cuts open blocks or loaves of cheese and manually loads infeed belts.

Packs bags of cheese in boxes and runs through the taper.  Completes an audit sheet for verification of correct order information.

Inspects bags and boxes to ensure quality standards are being met, code dates are visible and accurate, and ensures the pack-off area printer is accurate.

Completes all required production paperwork.

Weighs Trim and Scrap.

Follows all packaging Standard Operating Procedures.

Assists operators with leaker, gas checks, and weights as needed.

Responsible for understanding and complying with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety guidelines to ensure that quality food products are manufactured in a sanitary production environment and delivered with superior protection to our customers and consumers.

Required Attributes:

Demonstrates safe work habits and follows all company policies and procedures.  Follows all GMP guidelines.

Demonstrates initiative and strong interpersonal, communication, and team skills.

Demonstrates safe and quality conscious work habits and follows all company policies and procedures.

Focuses on Saputo’s vision and goals and considers the best interest of Saputo and its employees, customers, and patrons while performing job duties.

Demonstrates professionalism and positively represents and promotes Saputo at all times.

Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance


Disassembles, rinses, foams, scrubs, sanitizes and reassembles equipment in the packaging plant. (Requires a mechanical aptitude.)

Rinses, foams, and scrubs the floors in the packaging plant.

Keeps work area clean.

Maintains daily production Master Sanitation Schedule requirements up to and including flooding drains and sanitizing carts.


Retrieves boxes for production runs.

Fixes broken harp wires.

Fills Accurate Feeder Machine and cart with anti-caking agent as needed.

Disposes of trash properly.

Overtime as required.

Performs all other duties as assigned (However some may become primary)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.                                                       

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group settings to co-workers and supervisors.                                                                                                           

Math Ability:

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using weight measurement and volume.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather) and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.           

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands of Primary Functions:


Constant reaching, grasping, pinching of cheese bags from knee to overhead heights

Constant lifting cheese bags from knee to shoulder heights weighing 20#  a distance of 1-3 feet to a conveyor, which is at waist height

Constant lifting of Cellulose bags weighing 25# from waist to overhead

Constant carrying of Cellulose bags weighing 25# a distance of 25 feet

Stand more than 2/3 of each hour during a shift

Squat, kneel, and climb 1-32 times per shift

Lifting and/or moving up to 20# more than 200 times per shift and up to 45# 33-200 times per shift

Close vision ability, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Grasp more than 200 times per shift

Twisting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling 33- 200 times per shift

Heavy lifting and /or moving is required

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we’re proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (

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