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Plant Controller
Eugene, OR
Management
Days

Plant Controller

Company

Grain Millers, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and merchandiser of whole grain ingredients utilized in food products served around the world. While you may not know us directly, you almost certainly know our products. We have supplied food ingredients to many of the world’s largest food companies for over 25 years. As one of the world’s largest conventional and organic oat millers, our legacy is built on being more than just an ingredient supplier. We are a proactive partner, working with others to do what’s right.

 

The Opportunity

Are you a person who enjoys rolling up your sleeves and getting things done?  Do you take pride in problem-solving and improving processes?  Then this position is for you! The Plant Controller is responsible for the execution and oversight of the plant-level financial and reporting functions.  This includes a variety of transactional financial activities, certain tax compliance activities and accurate and timely reporting of financial information locally and for corporate consolidation. The position supervises two clerical staff who handle accounts payable, accounts receivable and plant payroll. Ultimately, the position's focus is on fostering continuous improvement, managing daily financial transactions and generating monthly financial reports, and nurturing a culture of partnership between finance and plant operations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accounting functions of the plant and insures that its execution follows Corporate accounting and finance policies and procedures. General areas of accounting responsibility are: General ledger and all supporting sub ledgers, including fixed assets, inventories, receivables, cash, prepaids, payables, accruals, and various governmental requirements.
  • Leads/executes monthly financial close process, reconcilement/internal control, and reporting cycle in a grain operation/milling environment.
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts, and internal management reporting.
  • Supervises/administers plant accounts payable, invoicing, accounts receivable, and banking processes and activities.
  • Executes capital project tracking and reporting and supports corporate fixed asset accounting.
  • Plant-level tax compliance (sales and use, business privilege, property) and reporting of financial information in support of federal and state corporate income tax compliance cycles.
  • Maintains monthly mill yield reporting and other plant-level performance metrics.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Finance with strong accounting experience will be considered)
  • A minimum of five years of broad based industry accounting experience, prefer grain or milling experience.
  • CPA and audit experience are desirable.
  • Three years of supervisory experience required.
  • Demonstrated skill in organization, planning, problem solving, decision making, communication, project management and effective management of resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a diverse customer, colleague, and vendor population. This includes listening, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Experience with MS Dynamics SL (Solomon) desired.
  • Strong administrative and data management skills.
  • Experience in food processing or manufacturing is desired.

If you are looking to work with good people, nutritious products, and a great place to do great work, apply now.  Grain Millers provides a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k) with company match, medical, dental and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance. To learn more about the Grain Millers, Inc. visit our website at www.grainmillers.com.

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Cost Accountant
Marion, IN
Accounting
Days
Company and Position Overview

Agricor, located in Marion, IN, is a leader in the dry corn milling industry.  Agricor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grain Millers, Inc., an international group of companies headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, with processing plants located in the United States and Canada.  We have supplied food ingredients to many of the largest food companies in the world for over 30 years.  Our products and partnerships allow us to provide, simple, clean food with integrity throughout the supply chain.

 

Agricor is hiring a full-time Cost Accountant. In this role you will be responsible for performing daily, weekly and monthly cost accounting tasks including journal entries, account reconciliation, inventory, cost corrections, ad hoc reporting, and assisting with resolution of inventory issues and costing.

What are the responsibilities?

·         Collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data from internal and external sources on raw materials, inventory and labor.

·         Review and analyze weekly costing variances.

·         Evaluate and correct general ledger activity and balances to ensure accurate gross margin reporting.

·         Accurately records daily production activity and inventory movements in the accounting system.

·         Performs month end close activities.

·         Prepares budgets, forecasts and internal management reporting.

·         Performs capital projects tracking and reporting and support corporate fixed asset accounting.

·         Estimates costs for new products.

Qualifications/Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and excellent financial analysis skills with at least three to five years of relevant experience.  Must be proficient in Excel including formulas, v lookups, macros and pivot tables. Experience in food manufacturing is preferred.  Other competencies and skills:

·         Thorough understanding of financial drivers in raw material, freight, inventory and cost of goods sold.

·         Strong analytical skills to assess variances, trends and reserve requirements.

·         Attention to detail and accuracy required.

·         Ability to work in fast-paced, changing environment under deadlines.

·         Willingness to work in a high teaming environment.

·         Strong system understanding and project implementation skills.

·         Proven ability to build relationships with peers and internal customers.

How do I apply?

You can build a career with us today!  Be inspired to achieve your goals through challenging opportunities for growth and development. Be rewarded with professional and personal satisfaction by taking pride and in making a difference. And be yourself in an environment that thrives on teamwork and values personal contributions. Agricor offers competitive compensation and an array of benefits, including Medical, Dental, Disability, and 401(k).  If interested, e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@grainmillers.com. To learn more about Agricor or Grain Millers, visit our websites at www.agricor.org or www.grainmillers.com ·

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Bran/Flour Assistant
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

At Grain Millers we pride ourselves on being innovative and adding value to our customers.  We focus on wholesome ingredients in all aspects of our business.   We are looking for people we can trust to "Do the right thing - Always".  Are you ready for a fast pace position where you need to learn how to operate equipment to assist the Bran/Flour Operator and package finished product for shipment?  We have the position for you!

This position is responsible for packing all bran and flour products in super sacks or pneumatic trailers and learning the systems to assist the operator in the operation producing Bran and Flour and being able to take over if necessary.

Responsibilities and regular duties include:

  • Operation of the tote filling systems to process orders according to customer specifications.
  • Operation of the bulk loading systems according to customer specifications.
  • Operate forklift to move product in the warehouse.
  • Communicating with the Bran/Flour Mill Operators and assist with production as necessary. This could include assisting in quality checks, plug ups, and cleaning of areas.
  • Operating the stretch wrapping device.
  • Complete quality checks and paperwork as required. This includes, cleaning the magnets, checking metal detector calibration, utilizing SPC control charts, and sampling product.
  • Responsible for the operation of the bran/flour mill when the operator is absent.
  • Follow all Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality and Production policies and procedures.
  • Maintain Cleaning schedule using master sanitation schedule. Keeping feed tote and supply area clean and free of damaged product.
  • Assist Bran/Flour Operators with production as necessary. This could include assisting in quality checks, plug ups, and cleaning of areas.
  • Complete paperwork while toting and loading pneumatic trailers/rail cars.
  • Communicate issues with packaging supplies and materials, quality problems to the Packaging & Warehouse Supervisor.

Essential Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Forklift experience desired.
  • Good organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate computer systems and warehouse/inventory systems.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to climb ladders at least 15 feet.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to meet Physical Demands of position with our without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Demands

Physical activities include walking, climbing, kneeling, lifting, bending, twisting, stacking, pushing and pulling, sitting, and squatting.

  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to climb ladders

We are an equal opportunity employer.
Pre-employment drug screen and background checks are required.

 

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Warehouse Coordinator/Shipping
St. Ansgar, IA
Shipping
Nights

Looking for a fast pace environment in shipping?  The Warehouse Coordinator is responsible for picking product from warehouse and loading product onto van trailers and boxcars after inspecting all van trailers, bulk trucks and box cars to ensure they are appropriate to transport food grade product. They are to assist in moving bulk trailers into loading position and assist in the loading process. This position will also organize packaged food products in the warehouse. Maintain accurate and appropriate inventory records and documentation. Be able to operate and drive forklift, be able to operate and drive yard tractor to move trailers for loading.

Responsibilities and regular duties include:

  • Load product onto van trailers and box cars to minimize damage during transportation to customer.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and record keeping for shipping and warehousing.
  • Maintain first in/first out philosophy when preparing shipments.
  • Obtain lab approval for product before shipping.
  • Warehouse and organize food products packaged for trade and shipment.
  • Coordination of shipping schedules with logistics on a daily basis.
  • Inspection of van trailers, bulk trucks and boxcars to ensure food quality condition.
  • Complete documentation of all trailer inspections.
  • Maintenance of an accurate stock inventory of finished goods, ingredients, and packaging materials stored in warehouse.
  • Proper inventory, handling, storage, and disposition of substandard hold product produced are required.
  • Working with Lab Technicians for inspection and maintenance of warehouse inventories.
  • Maintain a clean working environment keeping dock areas inside, outside and under dock levelers cleaned.
  • Ability to safely operate forklift and complete all required training.
  • Ability to operate yard tractor and move trailers into and out of docks, bulk loading area, across scale and into parking areas.
  • Backup to FSB Inspector and handle Food Security Building operation during the night shift and on weekends.
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Mill Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

Looking to join a leader in the milling industry? This position is responsible for operating the A and/or C Mill. This includes the operation of oat cleaning, dehulling, grading, delivery, and blending systems in addition to the groat kiln conditioner, finishing system, cutting system and transport systems. Work in a team environment and communicate with operators in all mills, receiving and office personnel.

Responsibilities and regular duties include:

  • Operation of oat cleaning systems, oat dehulling and grading systems.
  • Operation of oat delivery systems from storage silos, and blending on an intermittent basis.
  • Operation of the kiln conditioner, finishing systems, cutting systems, and product transport systems.
  • Communicate with all mills, receiving and office personnel regarding production, transfers, product received, and silo inventory.
  • Monitor production and key quality and yield check points.
  • Operate all equipment for peak performances in yield and quality.
  • Know and follow all safety, quality and GMP’s policy and procedures.
  • Perform basic preventive maintenance tasks on systems as assigned
  • Perform operational cleaning tasks on a regular scheduled basis with documentation.
  • Stop the production process when safety and food quality is in question.
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