Mill Utility - $5k first-year sign-on bonus
Hastings MN


Hastings MN

Mill Utility

**Qualified candidates may be eligible for up to $5,000 Bonus for the first year**

Your role:

As the Mill Utility you will be responsible for mill relief, mill repair, and sanitation work, and provides additional operational support in the mills as needed. 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 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:

  • Serve as Mill job relief for vacations and leave as needed. 
  • Complete weekly mill repair tasks as assigned.
  • Assist mill crew with mill start up.
  • Assist mill crew with operation problems, chokes, etc.
  • Pick up piles of flour before end of shift, and other sanitation duties as assigned.
  • Complete MSS and magnet checks.
  • Create and close work orders as needed.
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must read, write, communicate in English as it relates to this job and safety regulations.
  • Must be able to use, or learn to use, the equipment and tools used to perform this job.
  • Must meet the company performance standards for the job.
  • Basic computer skills Word, Excel.
  • High School Diploma or GED.

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, 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:
    • Heat/Cold temperatures (inclement weather)
    • Indoor/Outdoor environment
    • Dusty environment
    • Noisy environment
    • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes
    • Elevated Places

Must 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 50 pounds 
  • Frequently push/pull/torque up to 36 pounds of force 

EEO Commitment:

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.


Hastings MN


2005 South Vermillion Street, Hastings MN, 55033

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