Pinnacle Foods

  • Retail Line Operator

    Location US-MN-Waseca
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    Maintain efficient operation of Poly equipment and ensure quality of product and package.

    Absence Coverage provided by: Qualified Individual per JITP Flexibility Chart



    1. Must be familiar with plant safety rules, guidelines, and GMP’s and ensure they are followed.
    2. Must have a positive attitude, work well with a team, and have initiative in improving company operations.
    3. Must monitor and maintain inventories to set standards (finished cases and raw materials usage).
    4. Work with area manager and line lead to implement changes that have been identified.
    5. Work effectively with other departments.
    6. Must strive to produce product while in the measures of QA standard and pack rate quotes.
    7. Have equipment ready to run at start of shift or have maintenance personnel working to correct the problem.
    8. Monitor equipment, seams, and codes for proper operation and quality.
    9. Assist maintenance in repair of line equipment.
    10. Position totes in dumping station as necessary to keep line running.
    11. Maintain accurate records through use of BPCS- must be able to Read English
    12. Open, dump, and breakdown totes.
    13. Document all pallets produced for each line running, and reconcile paperwork within shift hours before leaving for the day.
    14. Maintain area clean including inside the robot and palletizer.
    15. Assist with changeovers and provide breaks as needed.
    16. Quality Assurance
      1. Monitor and record finished product quality by application of specified tests.
      2. Conduct quality control checks and record according to written specifications.
      3. Implement hold and rework procedures when necessary.
      4. Audit finished product.



    1. Must be a licensed FTO or be able to obtain a license within two weeks.
    2. Frequent bending, lifting, squatting, reaching above shoulders, etc will be required.
    3. You will be required to follow the Birds Eye Foods attendance policy for the Waseca Plant.
    4. Must be familiar with BPCS.
    5. Must have or obtain operational knowledge of all equipment in the area.
    6. Able to work in a cold environment for an extended period of time.


    • BPCS and computer experience is a plus.
    • Solid Communication Skills
    • FTO experience preferred not required.
    • Mechanical ability preferred.



    • Waseca, MN Plant
    • Fulltime 2nd shift Monday-Thursday


    • Wet, noisy, variable temperature depending on time of year.
    • Ability to work in a very cold environment wearing a freezer suit is necessary.


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


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