Production Operator: Rahr Malting Co.

Looking for a Long-Term Career with Great Benefits?

This is your chance to join an industry-leading company as a union-organized Production Operator!!!

Rahr Malting Co., in Shakopee, MN, is the largest single-site malting facility in the world and is a global supplier in the food ingredient industry. Rahr Malting Co. primarily markets malted barley for the brewing and distilling industries.

As a Rahr Malting Co. Production Operator, you will oversee the transformation barley into malt. Your attention to detail is important as you monitor temperatures, schedules, and workflow records throughout the malting process. Your mechanical knowledge is valuable when performing product transfers, maintaining steep, germination, and kiln equipment, and trouble-shooting machine malfunctions. Your self-motivation is key to preventative maintenance, sanitation requirements, and safety initiatives. Your flexibility to work both independently and as a part of a team will result in stability, satisfaction, solidarity, and success.

Starting Base Rate is $25.30 with additional from training completion, shift differentials, and annual contract increases.


  • Availability to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts and 8-12 hour rotating shifts if required

  • Ability to climb ladders, work at heights, shovel grain, and use high pressure wash hoses

  • Ability to regularly lift/push/pull objects +75 pounds

  • Willingness to work inside of confined spaces, dusty environments, or Hot/Cold areas

  • Ability to routinely work around grain, dust, chaff, process water, and chlorine without allergies or aversions to these materials.


  • Monitor all aspects of the operation through use of control systems

  • Observe and report deviations from standard practice or production parameters

  • Perform product transfers to and from steep, germination, and kiln

  • Maintain and operate machines and equipment

  • Perform all required plant sanitation activities

  • Maintain product workflow records

  • Use individual senses (sight, sound, smell, and touch) to inspect in-process material

Rahr Malting Co. is a subsidiary of Rahr Corporation, a privately-held, family-owned company established in 1847 and headquartered in Shakopee, MN. Rahr Malting Co. is the largest single-site malting facility in the world. Additional facilities are located in Taft, North Dakota; Alix, Alberta, Canada; and Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. Rahr Malting Co. is a global supplier in the food ingredient industry and primarily markets malted barley for the brewing and distilling industries. Additionally, Rahr Corporation owns and operates Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a craft brewing supply and distribution business and is an owner in Koda Energy, a renewable fuels co-generation power plant on its site in Shakopee.

Rahr Corporation has over 400 employees. Our work culture remains family friendly and provides our employees with great benefits and work-life balance.

Job Information

Job Id: RAHRMC-ProductionOperator-5

Company: Rahr Malting Co.

Location: Shakopee, MN, United States

Position: Production Operator

Type: Full Time