Utility Operator
Colton CA
Full Time


Location:

Colton CA

Job Description:

Ardent Mills

Colton, CA

Utility Operator

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.

Your role:

  • Work Safely – follow all Plant Safety Rules, Regulations, and Policies.
  • To ensure all Government, American Institute of Baking, and Business Unit sanitation requirements for facility sanitation are consistently met.
  • To train and become qualified to fill vacant Operator positions.   
  • All Employees are expected to develop the skills necessary to advance to the next level.
  • Stepping back to a lower level position is not allowed. To Assist All Employees with mill problems as necessary.
  • 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:

Responsible for understanding and following all personnel and equipment safety policies; all GMP, HACCP, Sanitation policies; following all Business Unit policies and procedures. Climb stairs between floors. Wear full-body secondary fall protection harness – working from heights above 10 feet. Work in Tight or Enclosed or Confined Spaces Climb ladders to access overheads. Use compressed air hoses / wands to blow down overheads. Scrub floors and Equipment. Feed in flour / mill stocks / bagged product – 50 pounds. Help move 50 pound ingredients boxes into position. Empty 50 pound boxes and bags into waist high feeder hoppers Wear required Personal Protective Equipment. Comfortable with computers – able to enter data into plant control system computers for record keeping and operate computer process controls. Dump out 50 pound malt bags. Operate chain hoist and pallet jack. Follow verbal and written instructions (English). Communicate with peers and supervisors (English) Pick up spilled product with shovels / barrels (wheat, screenings, flour, mill stocks, feed, etc). Repair work on sifters on mill repair days. Keep assigned work area clean, tidy and uncluttered. Operate Fork Truck Become Qualified as Relief Loader Become Qualified as Relief Elevator Operator including Track Engine Operation Become qualified to do basic Maintenance tasks i.e.: Roll Changing, Spouting, Leak Repairs Become Qualified to perform basic Miller duties, i.e.: un-choking lifts and spouts, taking extractions, adjusting roll grind Other related job tasks / functions as assigned by management.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Analytical skills to recognize and assess problems.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Interpersonal skills – communication and team skills.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and schedules.
  • Ability to organize own work to complete daily job assignments.
  • Ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Problem solving skills to correct problems found.
  • Ability to keep accurate records & reports.
  • Communication skills in English (both verbal and written).

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.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.  

Location:

Colton CA

Address:

2020 East Steele Road, Colton CA, 92324

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Type:

Full time



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“Every day I get to make decisions on adjustments that need to be made on equipment.  I set priorities as to what will be worked on during a repair cycle.  I get to interact with people and encourage them.  I also get to solve problems with my team.”

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