Mill Operator I

Kalona, IA

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

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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, ingredients, medications and pellets.
  • Package & palletize 20-60 lb. bags of feed, rotate old product and load and receive bulk trucks.
  • 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 for customers, other United facilities and United delivery trucks
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties, as assigned by supervisor, including refilling empty LP tanks, substitute for route drivers and in production and maintenance, as needed.

Additional Job Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Maintain good quality wood pallets for shipping
  • 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:

  • H.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 how to drive trucks
  • 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

Licenses / Certification:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Forklift license

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 75 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, as needed
  • Wear eye & ear protection
  • Wear bump cap

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • CDL driver’s license preferred

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