Here is a great opportunity for you to bring your manufacturing or production experience to a stable company with growth opportunities, competitive pay, and excellent benefits and PTO. This is a company that has remained stable throughout the pandemic and where you can enjoy a long-term career.Essentia Protein Solutions, a member of the Lauridsen Group and a global producer of animal protein solutions for the food and beverage industry, is searching for Production Operators for all shifts at their facility in Lytton, IA.Shift options: 6am-6pm; 6pm-6am. Did you know that with 12-hour shifts you actually work 104 more hours in a year, but 78 days less than a typical 8-hour shift? Also, the schedule includes 8 hours of over-time each pay period if you work the full 48 hours that week!What you can expect in this career:Competitive compensation - $17/hr.to start $18.00 upon qualification and we also pay a $2.00 Night DifferentialGreat benefits Including medical, dental, vision, accidental and critical health, life insurance, HSA, doctors online program, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition reimbursement, 8 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of PTO.Advancement potential There is room to move up into higher level roles.Training You will receive extensive safety training as well as hands on training on equipment on the floor.Flexibility Management will accommodate family needs/emergencies to the best of their ability.Variety If you like variety, then this is the role for you. This position allows for the person to assist in various areas - dumping, grinding, processing, packaging, and finishing - within the plant.Safety They take your safety seriously and expect each person to maintain a safe work environment which includes adhering to all policies and procedures.State of the art, very clean, and sanitary facility.If you have manufacturing/production experience, and a High School degree or GED, they want to hear from you. For questions regarding the application process, please call their main office: 515-###-####Responsibilities:Work in various areas of production workflow including all tasks and appropriate documentation of the following:Dumping / Grinding / ProcessingPackaging / FinishingAssist in ensuring fundamental food safety and quality practices are maintained to achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support ongoing improvements of food safety programs.Operate forklifts and /or non-motorized pallet jacks as required.Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and organized work environment. Perform basic maintenance and clean-up activities as follows:Proper storage and care of equipment used during production in accordance with the company safety guidelines and regulations.Regularly sweep and occasionally hose production and other areas.About the company: The foundation of Lauridsen Group Incorporated, also known as LGI, began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs, and poultry to the local community. Although LGI is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa it is not far from the old Creamery in Dedham, Iowa. The Lauridsen Group is a privately held company with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in 20 different countries and sales in more than 60 countries. Subsequently, LGI owns the following sister companies: BHJ, Proliant Biologicals, Essentia Protein Solutions, Boyer Valley Company, Proliant Dairy Ingredients, Entera Health, and APC.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.