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Production – Day Shift

Posted on: March 26, 2024

Website Prairie AquaTech LLC. dba Houdek


Prairie AquaTech Manufacturing, LLC dba Houdek Manufacturing is a manufacturing company based in Volga South Dakota that is improving animal health and nutrition by providing high-quality feed ingredients. Using patent-pending technologies licensed on a worldwide, exclusive basis from South Dakota State University and developed internally, the Company is upgrading soybean meal to high-quality ingredients used in aquaculture and other animal feeds.


Prairie AquaTech Manufacturing, LLC is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented full-time Production Technician in a growing, fast-paced, product development-focused environment. This position offers the employee a unique opportunity to operate in both a laboratory and plant environment. This position works on a revolving 12-hour schedule, during the day shift.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure raw materials and product are stored properly
  • Operate production scale equipment in a safe manner
    • Milling equipment
    • Cooking system
    • Bioreactors
    • Centrifuge
    • Drying system
    • Blending and packaging systems
  • Complete / maintain production records
  • Monitor equipment performance, alert equipment specialist about maintenance needs
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Sample collection from production runs
  • Assignments may vary from material handling, production process support/assistant, and entry-level type work.
  • Willingness to fill various production positions
  • Ability to follow safety procedures
  • Ability to fill out safety forms such as LOTO and Confined Space Permits


  • High School diploma required
  • Basic understanding of equipment and maintenance practices
  • Ability to follow company Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting abilities preferred
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret documents
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs
  • Able to work with hand and power tools
  • Proficient at Microsoft Programs
  • Must be able to work on night shift
  • Job Location: Prairie AquaTech Manufacturing, Volga, SD

Compensation: Pay based on experience and education

To apply for this job email your details to shelly.johnson@houdeknature.com