Plant Operator – Ruth, MI

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Full-Time • Ruth, MI

We are looking for a qualified individual to receive, process, grade and ship grain, bean and/or fertilizer products.  This person will also load/unload trucks and rail cars; drive fertilizer tender or tandem to transfer grain/beans; assist with recordkeeping, housekeeping and preventative maintenance, etc.  Flexibility is key!
Customer service and computer skills a must; a CDL with the proper endorsements required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, efficient, and professional services to customers.
  • Receives, cleans, and stores, bean and grain commodities; processes, grades, and ships grain/bean/fertilizer products.
  • Loads/unloads trucks and train cars.
  • Maintains and cleans all plant equipment.  Maintains cleanliness of work area and facility.
  • Assists in the storability of product by maintaining temperatures in tolerance, silo aeration in check, and processing grades in tolerances.
  • Records all appropriate documentation and test results necessary to maintain all current certification standards and comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Drives tender truck as needed.
  • Assists in other areas of facility as well as other plants as needed.

Education and Experience

High School or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience; some experience with grading and processing tolerances of commodities preferred; valid driver’s license required and CDL with the proper endorsements.

Critical Success Factors

  • Is open and reacts positively/productively to change; willingly takes on new challenges
  • Able to work in a team environment, working cooperatively with other team members; willing to assist others
  • Good mechanical aptitude and skills; able to effectively operate various processing equipment and troubleshoot/repair equipment malfunctions
  • Works effectively in fast paced, demanding environment
  • Listens well and follows direction from supervisors; open to receive input from supervisors and co-workers following up with appropriate actions
  • Good math skills; understanding and application of basic math principles
  • Working knowledge of bean and grain commodities, cleaning, storage, processing, grading, and shipping
  • Is a self-starter with high level of initiative

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