Utility Operator
Alton IL
Full Time


Alton IL

Want to make something truly special? Join Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredients company. With us, you can make products that exceed customer expectations. Make communities healthier and more prosperous. Make the innovative breakthroughs that shape our industry. Make the food that nourishes people throughout North America.

Our operations and services are supported by, the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 35 community mills, mixing facilities and a bakery, located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

We have deep roots in our communities, employing more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies.

Pay: $22.46/hour + shift differential

Hours: Train on 1st shift (must be open to all shifts after training)

Your role:

As a Utility Operator, you will be responsible for ensuring that Ardent Mills products meet customer requirements at the end of the milling process. People who successfully adapt to the work environment, job duties and safety culture of Ardent Mills will be considered for promotion into other roles as they become available. To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Perform duties and deliver results in new situations while adhering to safety and food safety policies without compromising the team’s values. 

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.

  • Deal with and drive change.

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.

  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Complete all tasks on time.

  • Work in a fast paced ever changing environment.

  • Complete inventory management tasks accurately and on time.

  • Routine cleaning of floors, equipment, roofs and outside grounds.

  • Specialized cleaning tasks such as bin cleanings, rebolt sifter, filter sock changes, working in confined spaces like dust collectors and bins and elevated requiring the use of fall protection .

  • Special duties assigned by management.

  • Basic process maintenance.

  • Responsible for understanding and following all personnel and equipment safety policies; Sanitation policies; following all Business Unit policies and procedures.

Essential skills and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience using computer tools including email and spreadsheets.

  • Proficient in English both written and verbally.

Good to have:

  • At least one year of manufacturing or production experience.

Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):

May be required to pass a physical abilities test with or without reasonable accommodation with the ability to:

  • Frequently stand, walk, rotate, bend/stoop, twist, crouch, kneel, balance and reach or lift at shoulder level, above shoulder level, and below shoulder level 

  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders 

  • Occasionally lift/shovel/carry up to 55 pounds 

  • Occasionally push up to 200 pounds of force

  • Occasionally pull/torque up to 210 pounds of force

Take the first step to build your career with Ardent Mills using our quick easy apply at https://www.ardentmillscareers.com/                                         

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 


Alton IL


145 W. Broadway Street, Alton IL, 62002

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