Processor Helper

  • Elk River, MN
  • Full-time

Company Description

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative which provides wholesale electricity to more than 630,000 member-consumers, or approximately 1.7 million people, through 28 member distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With $2.8 billion in assets, Great River Energy is the second largest utility in the state, based on generating capacity, and the fifth largest generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative in the United States. Great River Energy’s member cooperatives range from those in the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota to the farmland of southwestern Minnesota. Great River Energy’s largest distribution cooperative serves more than 120,000 member-consumers; the smallest serves just over 2,400. For more information, visit

Job Description

General Summary 

We are adding to our current staff levels and have openings for four Processor Helpers at our Elk River Resource Processing Plant. The Processor Helpers perform plant cleaning duties, traffic direction and compactor operation as required in a safe and efficient manner.  The processor helpers will work a day, afternoon/evening or rotating shift.  


Job Responsibilities:

- General cleaning of all plant equipment and facilities

- Tipping floor traffic director

- Compactor operator

- Hand picking on the processing lines

- Operate and perform pre-maintenance inspection on forklift and skid steer loader.


Working Conditions:

Work is indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. This job requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, climb, work at heights and work with arms above head. The ability to kneel and squat on a frequent basis, along with occasional work in confined space areas. Must be able to use full face respirator and other personal protective equipment when required.



Knowledge typically acquired through a high school diploma or the equivalent. The position requires a valid driver’s license and Minnesota State Class “C” driver’s license.


The successful candidates must be self-motivated, innovative, skilled in decision-making, demonstrate teamwork and flexibility, be business focused and demonstrate values for effective individual performance.

Additional Information


Qualified professionals will find we have a lot to offer: competitive compensation, continued education, workout facility, generous retirement plans, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by December 27, 2013. GRE is an EEO/AA Employer.