JRS USA is a leader in the manufacture and production of insoluble fibers used in the food, pet food, home and personal care, chemical, technical, industrial industries and many more. As a global manufacturer and essential business, we are always looking to add talented and dedicated professionals to our teams across the United States.

Dryer Operator

Fosston, MN

Job Responsibilities
  • Housekeeping, including regular work areas and storage areas.
  • Take required samples and delivers them to the QA lab and communicate with the QA lab for results, test product for moisture and PH.
  • Communicates with previous shift, relief, supervisor and other operators to exchange information on process conditions and other pertinent issues.
  • Informs supervision of any unusual changes in process conditions, mechanical or electrical failures or malfunctions, unsafe conditions, etc.
  • Responsible for checking equipment to make sure it is working properly, cleans out equipment periodically and prepares equipment for product change.
  • Compliance with all Safety, Environmental and Operating Standards.
  • Report any Safety concerns to the Plant Manager as soon as they are identified.
  • Ensure plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • General maintenance such as screen changes, lubricating equipment.
  • Conduct rounds throughout the production/packaging unit and record information on Shift Log Report, perform product quality checks as required.

  • Maintain proper moisture and quality of product being produced.
  • Monitor moisture, and for scorched particles at least once per hour and enter in log sheet while operating.
  • Check inside of dryer for powder buildup, and react accordingly to findings. (Inform supervisor of and problems during CIP of unit.)
  • Inspect sifter screen, magnet and report to supervisor any concerns.
  • Properly clean dryer.
  • Test CIP solution strengths and log on CIP log.
  • Service pumps and valves as needed and/or per preventative maintenance.
  • Aid in the training of new personnel.
  • Report immediately to supervisor of any damage, irregular activity, or unsafe conditions concerning the equipment.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Must have negative pre-employment and/or subsequent drug/alcohol test results.
  • Regularly attends work on time and as scheduled. Contacts supervisor/designee when delayed, sick or otherwise unable to be at work as scheduled.
  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with JRS USA LP’s handbook policies and procedures.
  • Displays a positive and respectful demeanor at all times towards fellow coworkers and maintains a positive company image.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as work within a team environment. Demonstrates teamwork by cooperating with and assisting coworkers as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, in stressful situations and with frequent interruptions.
  • Adapts well to change.
  • Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers or other employees of JRS USA LP.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instruction.
  • Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Know proper established start up and shut down procedures.
  • Self-starter and effective communicator with the ability to interact with plant personnel on a daily basis.
  • Proven multi-tasking skills and the ability to work independently in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Basic hand tools.
  • Forklift.

Physical Requirements
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is required to frequently - constantly sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Other Information
  • 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7:00 pm-7:00 am, Monday – Friday. 
  • Rotate every two weeks. 30-minute lunch break.
  • Overtime as needed.
  • Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program.
  • Eligible for all benefit programs.
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.
  • Hiring for two positions.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and employment application to hrjrsscm and click the behavioral assessment questionnaire link to complete our Predictive index online.

J. Rettenmaier USA LP

16369 US 131 Highway
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: (269) 679-2340
Email: hrjrsscm


This Job Description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the Job Description. Other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job. Employee’s position, job function, standard work hours, location and reporting relationship may be changed at Employer’s discretion. This Job Description is not a guarantee of continued employment.

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