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Feed Mill Technician I at Daybreak Foods

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Type: Full Time
Location: Graettinger, Iowa

Job Description:

Summary: Under the direction of mill leadership, the Feed Mill Technician I will be responsible for manufacturing quality feed in a safe manner that will optimize efficiency, routine maintenance repairs, assisting with repair projects and general housekeeping. This is a temporary position (14 months).

Key Responsibilities:
-Perform all functions of the position with strict adherence to all SQF, cGMPs, and regulatory protocols
-Ensure that products and materials are handled and stored in such a way as to prevent damage or product contamination
-Maintain compliance with the personnel and process hygiene requirements
-Inform Regional Mill Manager or Regional Operations Manager if any repairs or maintenance pose a potential threat to feed safety

-Review and confirm daily feed orders to optimize efficiency
-Accurately manufacture complete poultry feed using computerized batching system
-Receive ingredients and keep accurate records of each load and lot number
-Track ingredients used in each feed order by recording lot and load numbers
-Take samples of feed and all ingredients
-Must comply with company and regulatory feed safety requirements

Maintenance Operations:
-Assist Mill Leadership in maintaining a safe, clean milling environment, following and training others with all safety systems and procedures. Examples: LOTO, confined space entry, SDS, fall protection and PPE
-Perform preventative maintenance tasks for the equipment in the feed mill and related delivery equipment as assigned
-Maintain proper housekeeping and cleanliness of all areas of the mill
-Assist with improvement projects of mill equipment and building

Purchasing and Inventory:
-Assist Mill Leadership in tracking ingredient inventories
-Assist Mill Leadership entering data into corn position report and settlement sheets as required by the State of Iowa
-Report needed safety supplies to Mill Leadership
-Report needed material, parts, equipment or tools to Mill Leadership

Animal Welfare:
-Ensures animal health and welfare by performing daily inspections of Mill operations
-Assures flocks have proper supply of feed

Marginal Functions:
-Assist other departments as needed
-Perform duties of safety committee member when required

Education & Experience
-High School Diploma required
-Post high school education in related field preferred
-2 years verifiable experience in a Milling environment preferred
-Electrical experience preferred
-Welding experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-The ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand
-Demonstrated skill to manage ones own time
-Ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time
-Demonstrated skill to monitor and assess the performance of yourself and the organization to make improvements or take corrective action
-Must be willing to offer opinions and suggestions
-Must be willing to take on responsibilities and challenges
-Must be dependable and reliable
-Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
-Must be able to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution to solve a problem
-Intermediate computer skills in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel beneficial
-Skilled in trouble shooting failed equipment
-Ability to trouble shoot electrical motors, motor controls, and material handling equipment preferred
-Skilled in safe operation of tractors and skid loaders
-Plan for new projects

Physical Requirements:
-Ability to lift, carry and walk up steps carrying up to 60 pounds
-Ability to lift 100 pounds to waist height
-Must have the ability to climb ladders and work in high places up to 130 ft.
-Must be able to spend entire day on feet walking, standing, or climbing
-Must be able to work indoors and outdoors
-Must not have allergies to feedstuffs
-Work with protective equipment (Masks for dust and harness for climbing)
-Ability to work in a confined space

Working Conditions
-Environment may be dusty at times and work may be conducted inside and out
-Must dress for seasonal weather conditions, etc.
-Work schedule will include holidays and on occasions weekends with all feed manufacturing requirements met on a daily basis without fail

The essential functions and qualifications detailed in this description are not all inclusive. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities based on the needs of the organization.

An equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran