American Crystal Sugar Company is a Minnesota agricultural cooperative corporation owned by about 3,000 sugar beet growers in the Minnesota and North Dakota portions of the Red River Valley. American Crystal is engaged primarily in the agricultural production, manufacturing, and marketing of sugar from sugar beets.
American Crystal Sugar Company hires over 1300 workers stationed at 45 sugar beet receiving stations. These seasonal employees are an integral part of making yearly sugar production a great success. The short-term positions offer excellent compensation and attract applicants from all over the United States and Canada. Locals and travelers alike come to make a hefty paycheck while being able to enjoy various outdoor attractions and campsites.
Many short-term positions are available. Be sure to check out our application process. We also have information on outdoor attractions and campsites.
What Positions are Available?
The Sugar Beet Harvest ground operation is generally comprised of three main roles:
Helper/Sample Taker: Collects beet samples and assists the Piler Operator in cleaning and maintaining the area. Helper will also communicate with drivers to ensure the safe and accurate unloading of trucks.
Piler Operator: Maneuvers piler control switches, orchestrates repair work and supervises and assists in the cleanup of daily operations. (Limited Positions)
Skid steer Operator: Places deep freeze pipes and helps clean and maintain the pile area. (Limited Positions)
Foreman: Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the piling site. (Limited Positions)
**Skilled positions such as Foreman, Skid steer, and Piler Operator are assigned based on skills and availability. These positions are finalized by American Crystal Sugar or Sidney Sugars and communicated through Express.
This job requires the ability to lift, pull, and push a minimum of 25 lbs. You must be able to bend, stoop, shovel, and climb around heavy equipment up to several times a shift. In addition, you must have the ability to be on your feet regularly. This includes walking on slippery and uneven surfaces. This job requires the ability to perform essential job tasks in less than favorable conditions at times; which may include varying temperatures, humidity, wind, and cold.