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Blend Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

Are you looking for something different?  We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated to do the right thing, always, and provide the world with quality ingredients.  We have an opening on our 3rd shift (Sunday - Thursday) in our blend department.  In this position you would be responsible for operating a computerized blending system in preparing customer orders according to specifications. (up to 12 different ingredients blended together) This requires the ability to enter blends into system and call them up for production; fill bins using tote and bag dump system to get ingredients to proper bins; monitor blends for correct percentages of ingredients and operations. Operate the bagging and tote equipment of finished blends.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to coordinate and organize production runs.
  • Ability to communicate and participate in team-based decision making process.
  • Detail oriented with good documentation skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Ability to report to work as scheduled with occasional overtime.
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Maintenance Technician/Millwright
Eugene, OR
Maintenance
Days

Position Summary:

To repair and maintain plant equipment and facilities while assisting to improve operational efficiencies and reliability.  Will communicate with operations and support personnel to achieve operational goals.  Responsible for following all good manufacturing practices and policies to maintain food grade processes.  Work as a team with all areas of production and maintenance.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Maintenance, Service, and Documentation:

  • Communications with operations and support personnel
  • Document work performed in Maintenance computer system
  • Maintain all mill equipment and perform required preventative maintenance according to schedules.
  • Must be able to work from ladders and catwalks.
  • Must be able to travel safely on the company man lift. (Vertical conveyor designed to transport personnel from the basement to the 9th floor and provide access all floors.)
  • Follow all safety policies and performing all safe work practices with documentation. This includes but is not limited to lock-out tag-out, preventative maintenance documentation, electrical safety, hot work program, grain handling standard regulations, consulting with and following through on safety committee recommendations.
  • Follow all good manufacturing practices and quality policies and procedures
  • Maintain a clean work environment

Equipment:

  • Repair and predictive/preventative maintenance of plant equipment and facilities
  • Operation of welders, presses, grinders, and other equipment to perform aspects of the position

 

Work Conditions:      

  • The workweek schedule is either five (5) days that consist of 8-hour shifts and any required overtime to maintain mill operation.
  • Occasional extra work shifts and mid-week holidays when business conditions require production or maintenance support.
  • Work environment consists of working in dust.
  • Will be exposed to a variety of different temperatures both inside and outside of the plant. Work environment is not climate controlled.

 

Essential Qualifications:        

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 5 to 10 years industrial maintenance experience
  • 2 to 4 years welding experience
  • Previous millwright experience is desired
  • Pneumatics experience
  • Machining knowledge
  • Power transmissions knowledge
  • Knowledge of hydraulics
  • Knowledge of compressors, boilers, steam/water systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical troubleshooting/wiring
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • The ability to adapt and change directions as process and/or productions schedules may be revised on short notice.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet the Physical Demands of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to follow all safety, quality and GMP policies and procedures. Ability to work in an environment with dust.

Physical Demands:

Work activities include the ability/flexibility to work in tight/hard to access locations.  Must be able to work in a variety of changing climatic conditions and tolerate grain dusts.

 

This is a general job description which is not all-inclusive.  Working conditions, duties, and responsibilities are subject to changing plant requirements at any time.  Management reserves the right to alter this position when conditions merit.

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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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Blending Assistant
St. Ansgar, IA
Packaging
Nights

Position Summary
Assist operator in preparing blending product and Form & Fill operation. Dumping product into proper bins and stack either bags or
boxes onto pallets. Ensure correct codes are on bags and legible. Tote products using tote system. Operate stretch wrapper and
forklift to move finished pallets to warehouse. Complete all required documentation. Follow instructions and know and follow all
safety and GMP policies and procedures. Monitor and adjust all equipment to ensure quality, safety and production requirements
are maintained. Maintain clean work environment. Clean equipment and work area at end of shift or between blends.
Essential Job Functions
Responsibilities and regular duties include:
Assist operator in the Blending and Form & Fill operation. Ability and knowledge to operate the bagger, form & fill
equipment.
Check scales, metal detectors and printers to ensure they are operating correctly.
To check bags for proper sealing and to stack bags on pallets.
Check F&F bags for proper seal and box and pallitize.
Fill in as operator when operator is absent or required to work in a different area.
Communicate with operators and co-workers.
Understand and follow all safety, quality, production and GMP policies and procedures.
Operate forklift and stretch wrapper.
Warehouse raw materials and finished goods.
Document production runs in computer systems.
Maintain a clean work environment, keeping racking in area swept and free of damaged bags and product.
Essential Qualifications
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Good verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions from operators.
Ability to document production and quality information.
Fork lift experience desired.
Basic computer skills
Physical Demands
Physical activities include frequently lifting 50# from waist to shoulder height, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, climbing,
squatting, pushing and pulling. See Physical Job Demands for Blend and F&F Helper, Document #465.
Rotate every 2 hours when stacking bags and dumping totes.

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