Milling Technician- First Year $5,000 Sign On Bonus
Fairmount ND
Full Time


Fairmount ND

Milling Technician- First Year $5,000 Sign On Bonus

Pay: $24.23/hour

Shift: 7am-7pm-will work a rotating shift. 36 hours one week, 48 hours the next.

Your role:

As a Milling Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely and efficient production of flour within the facility. You will support the efficient and effective setting of mill equipment to optimize processing efficiencies and adherence to customer specifications.

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:

  • Maximize milling efficiencies in the plant daily by focusing on adjustment and operation of cleaning house and mill equipment.

  • Monitor the entire milling process and perform basic equipment maintenance/troubleshooting tasks for all equipment related to the operation of the mill

  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned including working on plant teams, providing input on capital projects, and center lining

  • Maintain sanitation standards, in accordance to policies, to provide for a safe and food safe work environment

  • Maintain all tools/equipment and execute processes in the 5S, Pristine AMPS standards using process tools such as Centerline, 5S, understanding loss through 5why to create continuous improvement process by determining Root Cause and Corrective Actions. 

  • Use computers to operate mill equipment, document production reports, shift reports, including mill and maintenance issues

  • Interact with scheduler, elevator, blender, quality team, maintenance, and packer to communicate workflow, milling schedule, and equipment issues.

Essential skills and experiences:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an industrial environment (milling, agricultural, food production, or equivalent)

  • Basic skills with computer applications, to include Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new computer programs

Good to have:

  • Demonstrated mechanical understanding and intermediate troubleshooting ability

  • Understanding of safety behaviors within production environment

  • Mill Production experience

  • Associates Degree, Technical or Trade certifications, IAOM Milling Coursework, or any Training and Education specific to Milling or Grain Sciences

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) 

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Hot/Cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/Outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment (to include Wheat/Gluten allergens)

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes 

  • Elevated Places 

  • Ability to perform work safely which may require: 

  • Frequently standing, walking, rotating, bending/stooping, twisting, crouching, kneeling, balancing and reaching or lifting at varying heights and levels 

  • Frequently climbing stairs and/or ladders 

  • Occasionally lifting, shoveling and/or carrying

  • Occasionally pushing and/or pulling 

  • Working in confined or elevated places

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

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.

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. 


Fairmount ND


9345 Highway 127, Fairmount ND, 58030

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