Southern States Cooperative Utility Operator C in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Job id : 5240 Essential Job Functions Utility "C" Operator effectively performs at least three (3) other mill operations as assigned by mill management to maximize plant efficiency. This includes but is not limited to: Ingredient Receiving Operations Summary: Inspect and unload bulk ingredients from railcars or trucks into mill process equipment. Perform all required routing and setup of equipment through mill control system. Grain Processing Operations Summary: Operate machinery to grind, crack or crimp ingredients, including corn, barley and oats, in preparation for use in formulas. Determine quantities, set machines and required routing. May use computerized controls in some locations. Micro Ingredient Operations Summary: Accurately weigh, measure, package and label smaller quantities of ingredients by hand, including vitamins, minerals and other chemicals, based on specific recipe requirements for use in batching, pelleting or extrusion operations. Utilize hand held scanner and other specialized equipment. Sacking Operations Summary: Operate automated packaging equipment and computerized controls to ensure bags are properly filled with product, sewn, tagged and dated. Properly route for storage or delivery. Bulk Loadout Operations Summary: Load bulk delivery vehicles as assigned and per truck loading orders. Utilize mill process equipment to load feed from holding bins to the truck compartments. May use computerized controls at some locations. Other Plant Operations as management designates , such as but not limited to assisting maintenance mechanics with preventative maintenance or warehousing operations loading and unloading feed and ingredients. For those operations identified, maintain effective working knowledge of production procedures and assume full responsibility for operational requirements , including communication, documentation, efficiency and scheduling, and maintenance. Effectively utilize the proper tools and equipment to complete assignments, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks. Demonstrate initiative to develop new operations skills. Participate in training opportunities offered by Southern States to increase familiarity with facility and learn procedures for performing additional mill operations. Comply with requirements of the SSC Quality Control (QC) Program in each operation performed. Immediately notify your QC Supervisor or another member of management of any suspected problem with product quality. Review and comply with QC Manual bulletins relative to assigned operations. Maintain clean and orderly work area by keeping tools and equipment in proper places and all materials off the floor. Perform all related cleaning and sanitizing of equipment. Properly dispose of waste material. Be proactive with cleaning efforts as facility may receive non-company personnel. Follow all requirements of mill Housekeeping, Quality Control and HACCP Plans. Work safely as to not cause harm to yourself, co-workers, equipment, or inventory. Comply with OSHA regulations, Southern States Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards, work rules and policies. Perform all other job functions as assigned. Requirements Education: Requires a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) 3 positions available for 2nd shift and 2 for 1st shift. Prefer coursework in production engineering or related area Experience: Requires one (1) year of experience working in a manufacturing or related environment performing a utility role where job assignments vary based on business needs. Also requires experience operating a fork lift and production machinery. Prefer feed mill or other production/quality management environment experience. Previous Southern States work experience a plus. Requirements Operational knowledge of fork lift, hand truck, pallet jack, and other industrial equipmen