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Setup Operator I - 3rd Shift

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Job description

Miller Manufacturing Company, a market-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products, is searching for a Setup Operator I to join our team in Anoka, Minnesota. 

The Setup Operator I is responsible for the movement of raw materials to and from the workstations for each job. Assures that material-dryers, loaders and other material handling equipment are available, operational and clean. Additional responsibilities include managing the material handling area; keep all material and packaging clean and free from contamination and damage.

3rd Shift - 11:00pm to 7:00am Monday - Friday

Essential Functions:

  • Perform hourly rounds of each press which consist of the monitoring of resin requirements such as material changes, preparing back-ups and blending material.  This will also include the monitoring of material equipment such as dryers, hoppers and grinders, all to ensure production needs are met and to ensure all equipment is functioning properly.
  • Use proper labeling and storage procedures for resin, material hoppers, mixing bins and grinders and the printing of labels for identification of such.  Tracking material movements and reporting blends.  Each function is to prevent the cross mixing of materials, that each work order receives the correct material, that each work station is labeled properly for all material handling equipment, and to effectively track all material transactions.
  • Use appropriate reports for the monitoring of resins needed for current production needs and future forecasting of upcoming jobs, including backups, which ensures future production needs are met in a timely manner and to avoid press down time.
  • Empty and clean material handling equipment which includes, but is not limited to: regrinders, mixers, dryers, filters and loaders, to avoid press down time from contamination of materials and to prevent molded part contamination at the press.
  • Compliance with plant wide housekeeping expectations in all affected areas of job duties, which includes forklifts, as needed throughout the course of the shift to avoid safety concerns / slip hazards.


  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
  • Forklift experience preferred. Forklift certification required (training will be provided).
  • On-the-job training may be required.

Pre-employment Drug Screening and background checks are required.

Job location
2939 6th Avenue North
Anoka, MN 55303
Benefit packages*
  • High-deductible health plan with 100% preventive services (in network)
  • 100% coverage for preventive prescription medications
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • 401(k) and profit sharing
  • Employee assistance program
  • Additional benefits may apply to specific companies

*Available to qualified full-time employees

About Miller Manufacturing Company

Miller Manufacturing Company is a market-leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products sold under the brand names of Little Giant®, Hot-Shot®, Springer Magrath®, Double-Tuf®, Pet Lodge™, and API®. Started as a family-owned business in 1941, Miller is owned and operated by Frandsen Corporation of North Branch, Minnesota. At the core of our values is the commitment to American manufacturing, with most of our products designed, manufactured, and distributed here in the United States.

Miller Manufacturing’s catalog features over 1,000 products which are sold through a large network of farm and animal health supply distributors in the United States and over 30 countries around the world. Miller has remained focused on its core channel in the farm and ranch market since 1941 while continuing to provide innovative products alongside time-tested solutions to a broad range of customers.

Miller Manufacturing Company is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer.