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Lead Operator Darrow (Sheldon) IL

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Watseka, IL

Employer:  Primient
Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time



Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we're also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Poised for new era of success: The market is strong for our plant-based ingredients, which go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing. As our business grows, our people will grow.

  • Lead Operators are responsible for the outside operations of the Elevator (grain receiving and storage) as well as leading Outside Operators.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Learn all aspects of Primient's EHS programs and implement these programs in everyday work activities.
  • Conduct regular EHS Toolbox Meetings and participate in Behavioral audits. Lead employees in daily work activity to achieve day's work objectives that have been laid out by management.
  • Communicate operational, grain inventories, grain quality, logistics, and anticipated needs on a timely basis.
  • Assist in the planning of the location on a daily basis and forecasting for future. Time management must be a high priority, communicate progress of projects, maintenance, daily load/unload and needs.
  • Housekeeping of facility must be kept up daily.
  • Keep tools, equipment, mobile assets and fixed assets in good repair and in proper place. Keep all forms for safety programs, housekeeping, maintenance and month end processes up to date at all times.
  • Provide leadership and supervise employees to provide the most efficient and positive workforce.
  • Learn all operation aspects of the facility and be proactive in diagnosis, problem solving and best decisions daily
  • Grade grain and operate the scale accounting for inbound and outbound grain. Monitor security of the facility and make sure assets or protected and locked.
  • Promote Primient to customers and community.
  • Participate in grain quality control and daily maintenance.
  • Operate/monitor grain receiving and shipping operations.
  • Ability to work extra hours during harvest season.
  • Ability to climb and work at heights exceeding 50'
  • Ability to dump trucks
  • Ability to load rail cars and operate load out
  • Ability to operate PLC screen and related equipment

Skills and experience required
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical equipment operating experience preferred.
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