Quality Grader Lead

Quality Grader Lead

Alsum Farms | Friesland, WI, 53923, US
Job Type: Full TimeSalary Range:$60,000 – $79,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Alsum Companies, a grower, packer, and shipper of potatoes & onions located in Friesland, WI is looking for a full-time Quality Grader Lead (backup). Do you want to assist with the day-to-day operations of the grading line? Are you looking for a position where you can assist in supervising grading personnel? If so, read on!

A Day in the Life of an Alsum Farms & Produce Quality Grader Lead

As a Quality Grader Lead (backup), you arrive each day ready to sort between inferior or defective products and acceptable products and place them in the proper bins for further processing. You will inform management of any quality problems with the product. You will also need to maintain a clean workspace by following the master sanitation schedule. As a Lead Grader (backup), you will be responsible for training new Quality Graders using the Company's grading standards. You will also be responsible for scheduling staff, accommodating for the fluctuating needs throughout the year.

Why the Quality Grader Lead position is important to Alsum Companies: You are one very important step in the field to fork process. We need you to inspect our potatoes to ensure our customers are getting only the best quality.

Job Details

Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule: Monday through Friday; 5:45am-2:00pm (or when production is done for the day)

Salary: $13.00-$18.00 per hour

Work Location: Friesland, WI

Travel Requirements: None


You may be perfect for this Quality Grader Lead position if you:

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Strong communication skills
  • Prior experience as a shift lead preferred

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking
  • Various repetitive movements and good manual dexterity to perform required tasks
  • Exposure to airborne particles or fumes
  • Expected to remain alert and attentive
  • Good eyesight to ensure that potatoes are being graded to the best of the employee's ability
  • Stairs will need to be climbed throughout the day to access the grading line
  • Must wear safety glasses and hearing protection in designated areas
  • Occasionally will need to lift up to 10 pounds

The Alsum Story

The story began nearly five decades ago in a 600 square foot potato shed, with one man, Glen Alsum, one vision, and a work ethic framed by dedication and service. Today, there are 350,000 square feet of sheds and production space, almost 325 full-time and seasonal employees, and 200,000,000 pounds of potatoes produced annually and that doesn't include onions, pumpkins and other fresh produce that are distributed to grocery stores and warehouse retailers across the country.

We pack under the Alsum Farms & Produce brand plus many national brands and customer labels. Alsum offers a wide variety of packaging options from 12 ounces up to 50-pound packs; and in poly, mesh, paper or cartons all from one shed.

And that work ethic? It's still framed by dedication, a commitment to service, and a belief in providing a field-to-fork, vertically integrated business approach that incorporates growing and harvesting, production, packaging, and distribution, all under the umbrella of unrelenting quality.

As time ticks by, the mission, vision and values haven't changed, although the generations of leadership have. Since 1981, Larry Alsum has been at the helm of Alsum Farms & Produce, with his daughters, Wendy Alsum-Dykstra and Heidi Alsum-Randall, poised to take over when Larry, who's been in agriculture his entire life, retires.

Corporate Responsibility

We do business by:

  • Conserving and restoring the Wisconsin acreage we are privileged to farm and protecting the surrounding wildlife and ecosystems
  • Partnering with growers and suppliers committed to sustainability
  • Providing consumers with safe, fresh, quality Wisconsin potatoes, onions, fruits and vegetables
  • Ensuring our employees have a safe business environment to work in, one that rewards them for their commitment and encourages them to advance
  • Being a company that pays it forward — helping others in our community and inspiring others to do the same

Alsum Benefits

Alsum Farms & Produce offers its full-time (30 hours or more) employees:

  • Employer contributed health plan
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Voluntary dental, life, disability, and vision insurance
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee discounts
  • Educational assistance program

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace