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Engineering Technologist
Marion, IN
Management
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 35 years. Our products and partnerships allow us to provide, simple, clean food with integrity throughout the supply chain.

Agricor is currently seeking a full-time Engineering Technologist. The Engineering Technologist assists the Project Manager with all activities related to management, engineering, process, construction, control and operational functions. The position is responsible for the practical application and implementation of designs ranging from major capital expenditures to individual process initiatives. They will apply mechanical and electrical engineering principles and technological skills to contribute to the success and advancements in a corn dry milling operation.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to safe work practices, GMP's, and all company policies and procedures
  • Comfortable performing both mechanical and electrical aspects of a project work
  • Provide engineering and technical support to the Project Manager/Engineer
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects
  • Conduct testing, fact gathering and documenting to assist with project feasibility
  • Create and interpret engineering sketches, specifications and drawings
  • Assist with the preparation of Request for Information/Quote (RFI, RFQ) project documents
  • Assist in equipment and component procurement and receipt
  • Create mechanical drawings for process flow and equipment layout
  • Create electrical schematics for power distribution, control and automation systems
  • Assist with the development of automation logic, PLC programming and HMI development
  • Maintain records and files for all in-process and completed engineering work
  • Assist with outside engineering/contracting firms to facilitate and implement project activities
  • Oversee and schedule mechanical and electrical installation activities
  • Assist Production and Maintenance with both pre/post-production startup requirements; training needs, spare parts list, equipment PM requirements, user manuals, I/O definition, asset creation, special instructions
  • Work to ensure required food, safety and construction compliance standards are met

 

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor's + 0-3 years' experience in a related field
  • Associate's + 3-5 years' experience in a related field

 

Preferred Background and Knowledge

 

  • Previous work experience as an intern or full-time employees
  • Background in Agriculture
  • Experience in the Milling or Food Processing industry a plus
  • Drafting experience (AutoCad)
  • Familiarity with Electrical Switchgear, MCCs
  • Familiarity with motor control circuits, VFD's, Soft Starts
  • Familiarity digital and analog instrumentation
  • Familiarity control panel layout and design
  • Familiarity with electronics, sensor and instrumentation
  • PLC programming (GE or ControlLogix) and control networks (ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP) experience
  • HMI development experience (Rockwell FactoryTalk SE or Cimplicity)
  • Proficient with Excel (advanced level)

 

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 in an industry that nourishes the world. Be yourself in a tight-knit environment that thrives on teamwork and values personal contributions. Agricor offers competitive compensation and an array of benefits, including a generous Paid Time Off program, Medical, Dental, Disability, Profit Sharing and 401(k). To learn more about Agricor or Grain Millers, visit our websites at www.agricor.org or www.grainmillers.com

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Plant Controller
Eugene, OR
Management
Days

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 35 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 clerical staff who handle accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory. 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, 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) a plus.
• 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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Retail Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

Canister Line Operator Night Shift

To operate or tend automated can-line system in preparing customer orders according to specifications. This requires the ability to set up line equipment based on customer specifications and operate line to perform at optimal capacity.

  • Work week consist of 12-hour shifts from 6 pm - 6:15 am Monday - Thursday.

Regular Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Set-up, operate and troubleshoot the Canister Line operation based on customer specifications.
  • Enter lot code information into computer system, and verify accuracy.
  • Complete Quality SOP's as scheduled. This includes metal detectors, weight and lot code scales.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to machine specifications for size of canister to ensure quality and conformity to product.
  • Communicate with supervisor and scheduler on production schedules, quality issues and supply problems.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.

Essential Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to analyze information, machine and process to troubleshoot mechanical problems.
  • Basic knowledge of repairing and maintaining mechanical and electronic equipment
  • Ability to communication and participate in team-based decision making processes.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize production runs.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to walk and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Work Conditions

  • Work week consist of 12-hour shifts from 6 pm - 6:15 am Monday - Thursday.
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Warehouse Utility
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Days

THIS POSITION WORKS 4 ON 4 OFF DAY SHIFT 7 AM-7:30PM.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to start fresh? This position is responsible for operating the toting stations, loading bulk trailers, moving pallets of product into the warehouse area for storage and to clean respective equipment and areas of all the above mentioned. Must have the ability to communicate and work as a team member and know and follow all safety and good manufacturing practices.

Responsibilities and regular job duties:
Operation of tote filling systems to process orders according to customer specifications.
Operate fork lift in tight areas.
Operator stretch wrapper
Operation of the inventory system to label toted product with lot #, weights and product ID
Communicate with the roller operator for daily production schedules.
Load pneumatic trailers with flaked product.
Move and organize palleted product to the warehouse.
Assist in warehousing product.
Assist with Re-stacking 50 lb. bags, stretch wrapping, and labeling bags prior to storage.
Record SPC data, and follow sterile sample procedures.
Complete QA checks and paperwork
Assist the Bran/Flour Helper when necessary to meet customer demands.
Maintaining a clean work environment.
Responsible for keeping the feed tote station and supply storage area swept and free of damaged product.

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Waiting List for Production Job Openings
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Varies

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a fast paced and growing company? Are you looking for a company where you can feel like part of a family? We are a privately held company that has a family feel! We focus on doing good and providing good ingredients to the world. 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 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 is right. Join our Waiting List and if your qualifications meet our screening requirements, you will be contacted for an interview as jobs are available.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Forklift experience
  • Flexible and willing to accept changes on short notice
  • Willing and able to learn new technology
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to meet the Physical Demands of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to learn operation of industrial machinery.

Work Schedules include:

12 hour shifts from 6 pm - 6:30 am on a 4 on 4 off schedule.

12 hour shifts from 7 pm - 7:30 am on a 4 on 4 off schedule.

12 hour shifts from 6 am - 6:30 pm on a 4 on 4 off schedule.

12 hour shifts from 7 am - 7:30 pm on a 4 on 4 off schedule.

Monday-Thursday 6 am-4:15 pm and 4:00 pm to 2:15 am.

Monday-Thursday/Monday-Wednesday rotating 5 am-5pm.

Monday-Thursday/Monday-Wednesday rotating 5 pm-5am.

Wages starting at $19 per hour, with $1.50 overnight shift differential.

Comprehensive & Affordable Benefits: Medical/Dental Insurance, Basic Life Insurance ($50,000), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) matching contribution up to 6%, 3 weeks of PTO your first year, 8 paid holidays

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Fiber Relief Operator
St. Ansgar, IA
Production
Nights

Grain Millers is an ingredient supplier to all the major food companies across the world. The Fiber Relief Operator position is working with the fiber operators in creating different fiber products for our customers. These products are packaged in 50 pound bags, super sacks or pneumatic trailers. This position will require you to coordinate and plan production scheduled with the operator to accomplish your production goals.

Work Schedule is 12 hour shifts from 6 pm - 6:30 am on a 4 on 4 off schedule.

Regular duties and responsibilities:

  • Equipment:
    • Complete scheduled metal detectors tests.
    • Clean system magnets on set schedule.
    • Light maintenance to include, but not limited to:
      • Replacing or repairing spouting components, drive belts, drive chains, grain leaks, lubrication, bolts, setscrews, etc. ( does a lot of their own maintenance)
    • Complete required tool changes and checks.

  • Assisting in the operation of fiber plant which includes, but are not limited to:
    • Produce products to required specifications (product quality) for all specific ID numbers.
    • Complete production sampling, testing and QA documentation according to product specifications and deliver to QA Lab.
    • Document production runs according to specifications.
    • Responsible for product change overs.
    • Maintain clean working environment and perform simple maintenance and preventative maintenance on equipment.
    • Relief for the fiber plant operator and packaging operator for breaks and meal periods.
    • Comply with most recent written HACCP program.
    • Rework material as directed by QA.
    • Work as a team with co-workers and train new team members of all policies and procedures.
    • Follow the G.M.P (Good Manufacturing Practice) and safety guidelines as per Grain Millers, Inc.
    • Maintain a clean working environment and equipment.
    • Communicate with A & C Mill operators, FSB staff, QA, Management and truckers and vendors
    • Assist in coordination with R&D runs.

Essential Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Fork lift experience.
  • Flexible and willing to accept changes on short notice.
  • Willing and able to learn new technology.
  • Possess basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Self motivated and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to meet the Physical Demands of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.Comprehensive & Affordable Benefits: Medical/Dental Insurance, Basic Life Insurance ($50,000), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) matching contribution up to 6%, 3 weeks of PTO your first year, 8 paid holidays
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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 a Monday-Friday 3rd shift scheduled from 10 pm - 6:30 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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