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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Diamond V, who is recognized throughout the animal nutrition field as an innovative, scientifically- motivated feed ingredient supplier, is seeking to hire an Operator located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Operator will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the mixing, drying and fermentation processes.  They will also ensure that a quality product is produced efficiently, on time, and according to specifications as well as support Diamond Vā€™s commitment to product quality, product safety and regulatory compliance by following written and routine standard operating procedures. This includes observing food hygiene, food safety and CGMP practices when conducting assigned job duties.
  • High School Education or equivalent
  • Six months of related experience helpful

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
  • Operates computerized processes according to established procedure to prepare product according to specifications
  • Assures all process formulations are accurate
  • Extracts and tests samples to maintain accuracy of process control and make necessary adjustments
  • Ensures dry ingredient bins are full at all times
  • Cleans work area as required
  • Assists with moving of rail cars as required
  • Performs routine equipment repairs and adjustments
  • Conducts periodic insect and rodent inspections
  • May be asked to perform Millhand job duties or other job related duties as requested by supervisor
  • Has knowledge of and access to confidential formulas and procedures
  • Collect incoming ingredient samples and record all information specific to the sample.

  • Adherence to product specifications, efficiency of operations, timeliness of production, cleanliness of facility and equipment
  • Reliability and regularity of attendance; performance of job in a safe and efficient manner; ability to work overtime as necessary
  • Effectiveness of communications and working relationships with others at the Company.

  • Reports directly to the Foreman
  • Works closely with plant, office and laboratory personnel to ensure a quality product is produced according to specifications and on time
  • Occasional contact with trucking company employees
  • Occasional contact with customers in giving plant tours

Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Six months of related experience helpful
  • Must be able to:  operate a variety of machines including micro processor based batching equipment, forklift, mixers, pumps, hand and power tools, auger grinder, scale, dryers, moisture testers, meters, separator, sterilizer and reactor
  • Read and follow written directions; perform basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, figure fractions and percentages)
  • Be able to obtain certification to handle fumigants and pesticides
  • Follow procedures; work in a safe and efficient manner

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:
  • Be able to frequently lift up to 55-pound bags of product to height of 36 inches and move them up to 50 feet (occasional lifting of up to 100 pound bags of ingredients)
  • Position involves frequent climbing indoors and outdoors up to 200 ft., stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling to transport product and working with and on equipment operated
  • Must be able to hear equipment as it is operating to detect problems
  • Visual acuity is needed to read gauges and monitor computerized controls
  • Frequent exposure to heat, noise, grain dust, dampness and potentially hazardous equipment with moving parts 
  • Occasional exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Exposure to acids and caustics for both pH control and cleaning

Application Instructions:

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Posted 09/12/17

Job ID: 27232484