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Feed Mill Operator

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GED 12 - General Educational Development
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Primary Function
Ensures the efficient operation of the feed processing (grinding, mixing and pelleting) during production. Load and unload all bulk, liquid and micro ingredients from trucks and load and unload. Sample all ingredients before loading.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Know how to start and stop all feed-making equipment.
Understand the feed manufacturing process and the flow of ingredients and feed.
Be familiar with related switches and breakers in the electrical room.
Complete all required forms carefully and accurately.
Listen for unusual noises and smells (bearings, belts, motors, reducers, etc.)
Operate a pellet mill and perform daily maintenance on pellet mill (clean, grease & etc.)
Clean pellet mill area and mill control room as specified.
Select bins for finished feed; keep feed inventory board current and accurate.
Communicate with other mill operators and premix operators.
Check the feed formula carefully as each is pulled up on the screen.
Report maintenance problems to your supervisor.
Assist with repairs and maintenance as needed.
Perform simple tasks related to feed making (bump ingredient bin, reset breakers, switch limestone bins, etc.)
Be able to add premix ingredients as necessary, and complete paperwork.
Complete run reconciliation sheet at specified times; notify a supervisor of any calculations not within preset limits.

Minimum Skill Levels and Work Experience
Ability to work in all weather conditions.
Will be exposed to dust.
Must be able to pick up at least 50 lbs.
Must be able to use a computer.
Must be able to climb ladder and work from heights.

Preferred Skill Levels and Work Experience
Previous Feed Mill experience a plus.


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Food processing plants
Type of Equipment
 - Multi-functional process control machinery
Type of Operation
 - Blending
 - Grinding
 - Mixing
 - Packaging
Specific Skills
 - Check products for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards
 - Maintain shift log of production and other data
 - Make adjustments to process variables
 - Observe gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions
 - Operate machinery to process and bottle, can or otherwise package alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
 - Operate machinery to process and bag, box or otherwise package food products
 - Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Decision making
 - Oral communication
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text


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