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Millhand

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Diamond V, who is recognized throughout the animal nutrition field as an innovative, scientifically-motivated feed ingredient supplier, is seeking to hire a Millhand located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 
The Millhand is primarily responsible for grinding, packaging, warehousing, shipping, and receiving operations in an automated work environment.  They also ensure the product is produced efficiently, on time and according to specification 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
  • Grinding Process
    • Setups and adjustments, both mechanical and computerized
    • Start/stop
    • Monitor
    • Operate warehouse management system equipment to direct issue micro-add ingredients
    • Communicate status to Foreman
  • Packaging Process
    • Setups and adjustments, both mechanical and computerized
    • Start/stop
    • Monitor
    • Operate warehouse management system equipment to direct issue supplies, including bag stock
    • Communicate status to Foreman
  • Warehousing
    • Operate forklifts
    • Operate warehouse management system equipment to move pallets from one location to another
  • Receiving
    • Operate forklifts
    • Operate warehouse management system equipment to receive supplies and ingredients
    • Collect incoming ingredient samples.  Record all information specific to the sample
  • Shipping
    • Operate forklifts
    • Operate warehouse management system equipment to load finished product onto trucks
    • Communicate status to Foreman
  • Operate drying equipment as required
  • Perform equipment maintenance as needed
  • Housekeeping
  • Safety, EPA, HACCP and other Certification work order completion
  • Fumigation
  • Snow Removal
  • May be asked to perform Operator job duties or other job related duties as requested by supervisor

Measures of Performance:
  • Soundness of operational decisions
  • Efficient and safe operation of the production facility
  • Attainment of production goals and quality standards
  • Effectiveness of working relationships with others in the company. Includes communication, cooperation and team effort
  • Adherence to Corporate Core Values
 
STAFFING RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Reports directly to the Foreman
  • Daily contact with other plant personnel, as well as customer and supplier truck drivers
  • Occasional contact with other employees, vendors, contractors, and customers

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education, Experience and Skills:
  • High school education, or equivalent
  • Ability to operate automated process equipment, including; batching, grinding, drying, packaging, palletizing, and warehouse management
  • Ability to operate forklifts
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Perform basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, figure fractions and percentages).
  • Ability to obtain certification to handle fumigants and pesticides
  • Ability to follow procedures and work in a safe and efficient manner

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:
  • 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
  • May require a substantial amount of repetitive motion
  • Frequently lift up to 55 pound bags of product to a height of 36 inches and move them up to 50 feet (occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds)
  • Occasional exposure to noise, dust, damp conditions, temperature extremes (unloading rail cars outside)
  • May be exposed to pesticide fumes when loading trucks

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at www.diamondv.com/about/careers/.

Posted 09/12/17

Job ID: 27233498