• Machine Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Goshen
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/2/2018 6:18 PM)
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  • Overview

    This is an entry-level position responsible for loading out bulk finished product, mixing system operation, pellet mill operation, maintenance of associated parts/equipment, and providing back-up support to other roles.  This position is also responsible for the cleanliness of the general plant area.


    include, but are not limited to:

    • Operate various pieces of equipment including but not limited to forklifts, rollers, grinders, mixing, and batching equipment.
    • Perform functions associated with the mixing, batching, and pelleting processes.
    • Functionally cross-trained in other support roles.
    • Organize the bulk order loads with the appropriate truck driver for loading.
    • Clear documentation of load out records to maintain traceability
    • Visual quality inspection of finished product being shipped, and elevate to appropriate manager/supervisor when results are inconsistent.
    • Run the batching and mixing software programs.
    • Clear documentation of batch records to maintain traceability.
    • Follow the correct sequencing and batching protocols.
    • Control regulation of steam onto the product.
      • Understand the effect of steam on the pelleting procedure.
    • Distinguish different pellet die sizes and install into appropriate machine.
    • Understand/distinguish pellet quality and elevate to appropriate manager/supervisor when results are inconsistent.
    • Change the pellet die to a variety of different plates with assistance.
    • Set pellet rolls pursuant to written policy/procedure.
    • Monitor electrical equipment for amp-load to maintain a consistent pellet quality.
    • Unload bulk truck deliveries in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Monitor assigned plant operations (e.g. controls for roller, grinder, mixer, etc).
    • Perform routine maintenance of all equipment associated with the mixing, batching, and pelleting processes.
    • Perform general clean-up inside/outside load out area, pellet mill and finished product area including sweeping, shoveling etc.
    • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
    • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.



    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability necessary to perform this job successfully:

    • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in a similar production environment preferred.
    • Forklift experience preferred.
    • Basic operating knowledge of augers, belt-driven machinery, elevators, and other equipment used in the production process.


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