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Recruiter & Employee Experience Manager
St. Ansgar, IA
Management
Days

Are you looking for a change and excel in recruiting talent?  You will not be disappointed when joining Grain Millers.  We are privately owned and family oriented providing excellent benefits for our employees.  Review the Job Description below!

The Recruiter & Employee Experience Manager is responsible for leading our recruitment and retention efforts and creating and maintaining a positive, rewarding work environment.  Responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive recruiting program resulting in, identifying, and recruiting qualified team members.  Performs focused activities to ensure employees feel valued and invested in their work.  Delivers an exceptional employee experience including recruiting, onboarding, and career development.  This person relates to individuals at all levels within the organization and is sensitive to confidential corporate, business, and employee needs.

Performs effective recruiting and staffing strategies.

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Assists with job posting and advertisement processes.
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Employee Engagement & On-boarding

  • Drives the Employee Experience with creation of the organizational strategy and goals for Employee Engagement Programming.
  • Develops content, frameworks, processes, systems, training and supporting tools for on-boarding, new hire assimilation of the company as well as manage off boarding experience.
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Assists with staff development and training activities.
  • Fosters a culture of employee engagement which aligns with the company’s mission, vison, and values.
  • Assists managers with employee engagement results and help consult on action plans for process improvement initiatives.
  • Assists with strategy and solution-oriented direction to enhance the core areas of focus relative to Employee Engagement, Employee Development, Onboarding/Off boarding, and Recognition.
  • Miscellaneous duties
    • Establishes and maintains good public relations.
    • Practices good safety habits.
    • Maintains the integrity of confidential information.
    • Performs all other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required.
  • Proficient in accessing and utilizing the power of social media to ensure connecting with prospective employee of all target demographic groups.
  • At least five years managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
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Plant Controller
St. Ansgar, IA
Management
Days

Plant Controller

Company

Grain Millers, Inc. is a leading manufacturer 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 30 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 accounting 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 ensures 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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Flake Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

Are you looking for a new opportunity?  Grain Millers might be the ideal spot for you!   Our Flake Line Operators are responsible for the operation of the flaking system to meet customer specifications while maintaining all safety, quality and GMP’s policies and procedures. Coordinate and plan production schedule with other operations in the plant, this would include the A & C Mills,
Specialty Grain, Blending, Toting and Bagging personnel. Responsible for directing the product to proper bin or processing areas
such as blending, bulk loading, bagging or toting stations. Communicate with Warehouse Utility to ensure proper tote packaging.

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General Labor/Production
Newton, WI
Production
Days

For more than 35 years, Grain Millers has been a leading manufacturer of whole grain ingredients.  We have an immediate full-time need in our production area.  If you have never worked in grain/seed processing facility before, we would love to help you get started.  We offer specific job and safety training.

Duties include:

  • Operate machinery used in cleaning and handling of specialty food ingredients.
  • Lift packaged products manually (up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis)
  • Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
  • General plant and ground sanitation.
  • Frequently lift/move equipment, chemical containers and other material throughout the work day.
  • Wear personal protective equipment in the food processing areas.
  • Perform all tasks safely and in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Essential Education and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Basic computer skills, ability to work in a team environment and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with vendors, co-workers, and supervisor in a respectful manner.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and have good time management skills.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees.
  • Be willing to perform varying tasks per the supervisor’s instructions.

Are you looking for excellent benefits, paid vacation, and a stable income?  Grain Millers is the place for you!  This is an opportunity for you to join a team of hardworking individuals.  No experience necessary, on the job training provided!  Monday – Thursday from 6 am – 4:30 pm.  Occasional overtime may be required to meet production demands.  $16.00/hr with a wage review at 90 days.

If interested, e-mail your resume to hr@grainmillers.com or come in to complete an application in person.  Grain Millers is located at 5703 County Road U, Newton, WI  53063. To learn more about Grain Millers, please give us a call (920) 726-4221.

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Canister Line Packaging Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Packaging
Nights

Are you looking for a new opportunity?  Our Night Shift Canister Line Packaging Operator might be the job for you!  This position is responsible for monitoring, operating and troubleshooting various packaging equipment including but not limited to wrapper, tray machine, case packer, palletizing and labeling while working efficiently and following procedures for producing quality products according to customer specifications.  Mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and a desire to do the right thing-always is what we are looking for.

Responsibilities include:

  • Set-up, operation and troubleshoot the automated tray machine, case packer, palletizing robot, wrapper and labeling equipment.
  • Observe machine operation to ensure quality and conformity of tray, case packer and palletizing equipment.
  • Enter lot code into computer systems for proper documentation.
  • Regulate machine flow or speed based on specific production
  • Load materials and products into package equipment.
  • Communicate with supervisor, scheduler and mill operators on quality issues and supply problems.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
  • Communicate with all canline operators.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment.
  • Follow all safety, quality and production policies and procedures.

Essential Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to analyze information, machines and processes to troubleshoot issues.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of repairing and maintaining mechanical and electronic equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and participate in team-based decision-making processes.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize production runs.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical activities include, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, lifting above shoulders, pushing and pulling.
  • Required to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • This position is normally a Monday - Thursday night shift position working 5 pm - 5 am week one and Monday - Wednesday week 2.  Overtime could include Friday and Saturday work.
  • Work area is not climate controlled and is normally cool in the winter and warm in the summer months.
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Canister Line Operator 2nd Shift
St. Ansgar, IA
Packaging
Nights

Are you looking for a new opportunity?  Our 2nd Shift Canister Line Operator might be the job for you!  This position is responsible for operating or tending an automated can-line system in preparing customers’ orders.  Mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and a desire to do the right thing-always is what we are looking for.

Responsibilities include:

  • Set-up, operation and troubleshoot the automated canister line.
  • Observe machine operation to ensure quality and conformity of filled and packaged products.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging materials.
  • Regulate machine flow or speed based on specific production
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems and troubleshooting issues to ensure productivity is maintained.
  • Follow all safety, quality and production policies and procedures.

Essential Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to analyze information, machines and processes to troubleshoot issues.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of repairing and maintaining mechanical and electronic equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and participate in team-based decision-making processes.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize production runs.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical activities include, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, lifting above shoulders, pushing and pulling.
  • Required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • This position is normally a Monday - Thursday 2nd shift position working 4 pm - 3:30 am with overtime as needed.  Overtime could include extended shift hours and Friday work.
  • Work area is not climate controlled and is normally cool in the winter and warm in the summer months.
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Maintenance Technician/Millwright
St. Ansgar, IA
Maintenance
Nights

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 climb ladders and work from ladders and catwalks.
  • Must be able to travel safely on the company man lift. (Vertical conveyor designed to transport personnel from the 1st floor to the 8th 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 a 2nd shift 3 pm - 11:30 pm M-F or a 2-2-3 12 hour night shift scheduled from 7 pm - 7:30 am.
  • 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
  • Pneumatic 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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Warehouse Utility
St. Ansgar, IA
Packaging
Nights

Are you the person who is looking to be part of something bigger?  Grain Millers, Inc. might just be that opportunity for you.  We are a privately held company that was founded on the idea of helping people live healthier lives.  We are innovative, growing and have positions open in manufacturing!  We are looking for people we can trust to "Do the Right Thing - Always", striving to provide great customer service and quality ingredients to the world.  When joining Grain Millers you can expect excellent pay and shift differentials, robust benefits and matching 401k plan.  We do operate 24/7 with most employees working 4 days on then 4 off.

Responsibilities: 

This position is in the packaging area assisting the operators in filling super sacks or pneumatic trailers with finished product.  This includes, but is not limited to, operation of sit down forklift, completing quality checks, helping warehouse material, ensuring proper product labels, weights and packaging for each customer.  Work with a team of 2 to 3 other members to complete required tasks.

Physical demands include:

  • Ability to walk, climb ladders and climb stairs
  • Reach above shoulder height
  • Push/pull 50 pounds
  • Lift 50 pounds
  • Hand manipulation used to tie tote shut

Position Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years fork lift experience
  • Ability to operate barcode scan gun
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to read and follow directions
  • Ability to work in a team environment with effective communication skills
  • Good organization skills
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Bran/Flour Assistant
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Days

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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