Pace Dairy Foods has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota for the past 8 years — and they're holding on to that status through the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak.

A division of Kroger Company, a Fortune 500 company, Pace Dairy is considered an "essential business" as a natural and processed cheese packaging facility in the Rochester community. The location provides a steady job and schedule within a family-like atmosphere, which is important to many employees.


Right now, they are hiring team members who will carry out a variety of tasks, according to the job posting, including:

  • Clean all equipment properly and timely to ensure safe quality products
  • Clean machinery, facility structures such as racking, windows, walls and exterior of plant
  • Assist machine operators in gathering production supplies, packaging materials and loading equipment, including dumping boxes and lifting stacks of cardboard
  • Assist in hand-packing and hand-stacking product/cases onto pallets

The starting wage is $19 per hour, with a $1 differential for third shift and a 30-cent differential for second shift. Employees can access their wages quickly with weekly checks and direct deposit. Plus, they enjoy eight paid holidays (including their birthdays) and opportunities to advance.

Click here to apply online, and watch the video below to learn more about the application process:

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