Machine Operator

Columbia, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
5:45 AM - 6:00 PM
US$ 15.00 - US$ 21.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Recruiting Department, Spherion
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Job Description

Eooking for a STABLE OPPORTUNITY in manufacturing? Enjoy doing WORK THAT YOU CAN BE PROUD OF? Our client in the Columbia area is seeking a Mill Operator. This client offers you an opportunity to do work that makes you feel good at the end of the knowing that the work you put in is DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS ON SUPERMARKET SHELVES for your neighbors! This is an IMMEDIATE HIRE opportunity with positions starting AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK!

Position Overview:
Under general supervisory direction of the Miller on shift, is responsible for the quality milling of semolina, flours and feed on a consistent basis, manufactured in such a fashion to maximize production through the utilization of equipment capacities. Experience is essential.

Operate both cleaning houses on shift to ensure proper moisture levels and screening percentages are maintained.
Obtain thorough knowledge of mill flow to ensure semolina extraction and quality standards are met.
Meet or exceed run efficiency standards (minimize shift downtime).
Ensure that semolina produced on the shift meet quality standards.
Ensures mill sanitation conditions meet company standards. Complete magnet/tailing logs and Master Sanitation Schedules.
Perform work safely.
Perform scheduled mill and cleaning house maintenance as directed.
Loading/unloading of railcars and trucks with flour, by-products and wheat
Operation of mill on shift.
Monitor enrichment feeder rates and record each shift.
Take bin inventory measurements at the end of each day.
Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Working hours: 5:45 AM - 6:00 PM

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma or GED required
Milling skills and knowledge gained through technical training and/or 3 years of milling/grain handling

High School

1-4 years

Proven ability to utilize computerized equipment to produce the desired quality of mill products.
Must possess basic math, especially using a tape measure to measure length.
Must possess a basic mechanical aptitude.
Basic troubleshooting and problem-solving skills would be helpful.
Solid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
Demonstrate ability to interpret equipment drawings.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to move about the facility.
The employee is required to stand and walk 50 percent of the shift.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Must be able to stoop, kneel, climb and work at high elevations for extended periods of time.
Must possess color vision acuity and depth perception.
Must be able to vocally communicate in a frequently noisy environment.
Must be able to work in an environment that is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time.


Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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