The Feed Mill Operator is trained to tend, operate, and oversee all of the operator areas within the mill (i.e. receiving, batching, production floor, loadout, etc.) to assure compliance with established procedures relative to quality, productivity and safety by performing assigned duties.
Follows standard operating instructions/procedures in the performance of all operator areas, including flushing procedures for batching and pelleting, along with record keeping.
Operates all equipment/tools (computer, grinders, tools, fork lift, etc.) in all areas.
Prepares and maintains shift activity reports, tracks production reports, sampling reports, bag dump reports, reconciliations, etc.
Regulates flow of materials and observes flow to ensure attainment of specified products.
Performs daily feed, bulk and micro ingredient inventory.
Performs housekeeping duties as requested by the supervisor, is responsible for keeping designated area clean while supporting co-workers in other areas.
Maintains and ensures the safety of all employees and assets of the company.
Acquires and maintains necessary certifications (weigh master, fork lift, etc.).
Responsible for filling micro-ingredient, tote system, and maintaining necessary stock at the batching areas and receiving when need.
Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes.
Responsible for understanding and complying with company IPS and EMS policies and procedures in the performance of their job duties.
Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.
Reads and understands the company's emergency notification process
Conducts duties in a way that maintains compliance with ISO22000 Feed Safety and Quality Program, including opportunities for continuous improvement.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
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 to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to recognize critical areas of the mill control feed/ingredient system.
Ability to read and speak English.
Basic computer skills desired
Must be able to work an average of 50 hour weeks, including night, holiday and weekend when required
Must be supportive of the mission of producing high quality pellet feed.
Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the different areas of the feed mill process.
Must be able to work week-ends and holidays.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Must be able to tolerate extreme ranges of seasonal temperatures (hot to cold).
Must be able to tolerate grain dust, chemical odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
Will work in wet and/or humid conditions, and around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and cold.
Careers and Benefits
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About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
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