Production Operator- Manufacturing-$5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus
Columbus OH


Columbus OH

Production Operator- Manufacturing-$5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus

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. 

Your role:

As a Bulk Operator, you will be responsible for staging, blending, and loading of bulk trailers, ensuring all final products meet customer specifications while following all Food Safety Policies and GMPs, and completing sanitation and IPM tasks.

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day 
  • 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 deadline 
  • 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:

  • Will be responsible for staging, blending, and loading of bulk trailers, ensuring all final products meet customer specifications while following all Food Safety Policies and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Minor repairs, routine maintenance and sanitation of equipment.
  • Maintain sanitation standards, in accordance with policies, to provide a safe and food safe work environment  
  • Communicate effectively with management and team members.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Essential skills and experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal.
  • Basic computer skills.

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

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hard hat, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator)  
  • Willing and able to work in a plant environment that at times may be dusty, include temperature extremes, include indoor and outdoor work, include elevated work, involve climbing, heavy lifting, and other forms of physical exertion.  
  • Willing and able to work with wheat products, dust, i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies. 
  • Must be willing to work alongside your team including long days, on rotating or varying shifts (days, evenings, and nights) as well as overtime, weekend, or holiday work.

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.


Columbus OH


4200 Sullivant Ave, Columbus OH, 43228

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