Mill Operator I

Waynetown, Indiana

Position Title: Mill Operator I
Department / Division: Operations / Nutrition
Position Reports To: Feed Mill Manager
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0
Location: Waynetown, Indiana

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  This position includes some overtime hours and occasional Saturday work.

Position Summary:
Join United Animal Health in the mission to feed the animals that feed the world!  As a Mill Operator I, you will play a pivotal role in our daily operations, operating mill equipment to craft premium-quality feed products.  Your hands-on approach will involve proactive problem-solving to minimize production downtime and optimize overall business efficiency.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Batch bulk ingredients, carefully following the QA manual for sequencing and flushing.
  • Execute micro batch hand adds for mixers, ensuring precision in the manufacturing process.
  • Maintain the warehouse by restocking and rotating site products and ingredients.
  • Operate packaging and palletizing equipment for manufactured products.
  • Skillfully handle mixing equipment to guarantee product consistency.
  • Uphold facility cleanliness through housekeeping duties, including the resolution of broken bags.
  • Conduct inventory control activities to ensure accurate accounting of various feed products.
  • Receive incoming ingredients, managing rotation within the warehouse.
  • Efficiently load outbound products onto semi-trailers and shipping containers for UAH customers.
  • Contribute to preventative maintenance by greasing and repairing manufacturing equipment for optimal performance.
  • Efficiently load, transport, and deliver feed to customer sites, ensuring precision in record-keeping and meticulous maintenance of the delivery truck.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualification: 

Education / Training:

  • High School degree, GED, or equivalent professional experience required to ensure the safe and efficient manufacturing, processing, packing, and handling of animal feed products. 

Relevant Job Experience:

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

Specialized Job / Technical Knowledge:

  • Preferably proficient in forklift operation but will train onsite.
  • Beneficial to have mechanical knowledge and prior experience.
  • Knowledgeable in computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with inventory control and systems.

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including space management.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to maintain records.

Licenses / Certification: 

  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Majority of work is conducted in a feed production facility where temperature extremes are common and there is frequent exposure to dusty and noisy conditions.
  • Work includes lifting (up to 60 lbs.), standing, walking, as well as occasional scooping, kneeling, or crouching.

Safety Requirements:

  • Mandated use of company-issued uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Adherence to all company safety procedures and regulations to maintain a safe working environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preference given to candidates with a Class A CDL or a strong desire to obtain a Class A CDL.

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