Machine Operators

Claremont, Minnesota
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
US$ 18.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Brady, Laura, Spherion
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Job Description

Job Description
Plant Operators are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all plant process equipment,
routine maintenance, and equipment and facility cleaning. Operators will develop and maintain an
understanding of plant processes including equipment conceptual operation and design, process safety,
and standard operating procedures. Company operates on a 24-hour continuous basis. The
position entails 12 hour rotating shifts, participation in the on-call program, and occasional scheduled
and unscheduled overtime.

Position reports to the Production Manager with day to day supervision by the Shift Supervisor. Position
is non-exempt.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
1. Maintain a clean and safe working environment
2. Participate in safety, health, and environmental compliance programs
3. Learn about all ethanol plant process operations including grain handling, cook, fermentation,
distillation, drying, oxidizers, boilers, and water treatment
4. Operate the digital control system for the plant.
5. Collect, analyze, and report on process and quality assurance/quality control samples, and make
adjustments to plant operations when necessary
6. Collect process operations data and prepare daily logs to support the operation of the plant.
7. Learn about and operate laboratory analytical equipment including HPLCs, PH meters, titrators,
and microscopes
8. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance and planned or unplanned repairs including
assisting the Maintenance and Utility Operator teams where required.
9. Inspect and safely operate all equipment and machinery as necessary including forklifts,
telehandlers, and skid loaders
10. Comply with relevant safety and compliance regulations and policies in the execution of all job
11. Keep the facility, including production and office areas, clean and in tour ready condition
12. Be available for overtime or call-in as required
13. Inspect, troubleshoot, and report on equipment operational issues including piping and
mechanical problems
14. Communicate verbally and in writing to coordinate with team members and other departments
to safely execute Operations job tasks
15. Other duties as assigned

Working hours: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Competencies/Preferred Job Experience
1. High school diploma or equivalent required
2. 2 years experience in plant operations or equivalent production or industrial environment
preferred. No experience necessary.

High School

0-1 years

3. Ability to read material safety data sheets (MSDS) and ready chemical labels
4. Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new software applications
5. Possess a valid driver?s license and be able to drive

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors, fumes or
airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to
a variety of extreme outside weather conditions including wet, cold and/or humid conditions. The
noise level in the work environment is quiet to noisy.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires sitting, standing, walking,
bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, turning, reaching, climbing and balancing. The
employee must frequently lift or move items up to 60 pounds. The employee must also be able to
work at heights and in confined spaces. He employee must be able to drive a mechanical vehicle.

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