OPERATIONS

Mill Operator I

Kalona, IA

Position Title: Mill Operator I
Department / Division: Operations/Nutrition
Position Reports To: Production Supervisor
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0

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Summary/Purpose of Position:
The primary function or purpose of this position is to operate the mill equipment and manufacture high-quality feed products in a time efficient manner, plus proactively problem-solve issues in order to avoid production downtime.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Batch bulk ingredients and follow QA manual for sequencing and flushing
  • Micro batch hand adds for mixer
  • Restock and rotate warehouse with site products and ingredients
  • Operate packaging & palletizing equipment for manufactured products
  • Operate mixing equipment
  • Perform housekeeping duties to keep facility clean and organized, fix broken bags, plus perform inventory control activities to maintain accurate accounting of various feed products.
  • Receive incoming ingredients and rotate them in the warehouse
  • Pick or load outbound products onto semi-trailers and shipping containers for UAH customers.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties, as assigned by supervisor, including production rotation, and preventative maintenance, as needed.

Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Typical Work Environment

  • Majority of work is conducted in a warehouse/office/outside environment where temperature extremes are common, and the environment is dusty.

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:

Education/Training:

  • S. degree, GED or equivalent professional experience
  • Qualified Individual education, training or experience necessary to manufacture, process, pack, or hold safe animal food appropriate to the individual’s assigned duties

Relevant Job Experience:

  • 0 – 2 years professional experience in warehouse environment
  • 0 – 2 years experience in feed production environment

Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of how to operate forklifts
  • Knowledge of computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of inventory control and systems
  • Knowledge of company procedures and work instructions

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to organize space
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Attention to detail

Licenses/Certification:

  • Valid drivers license

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 60 or more pounds periodically

Safety Requirements:

  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations in order to maintain a safe working environment
  • Wear dusk mask, rubber gloves, breathing apparatus, ear protection and other PPE as needed
  • Eye protection required
  • Safety shoes required

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical knowledge and skills would be very helpful
  • Use of bar code readers in inventory system

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