Mill Utility Operator
Lake City MN
Full Time


Lake City MN

Mill Utility Operator ~ $3,500 first-year sign-on bonus

$19/hour - 1st shift

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:

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):

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to work in a dusty environment and wear respiratory protection.
  • Able to work in hot and cold conditions.
  • Able to climb stairs through the work day.
  • Able to stand through the entire work day.

Other considerations:

  • Must be willing to accept accountability, and work well in a team.
  • This position allows a team member to train in three different departments in the first six months. The hours are generally 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with every other Saturday.
  • After the rotation through the three departments, you must be willing and able to work 12 hr shifts (7pm to 7am or 7am to 7pm) with weekends, and Holidays when needed.
  • Must be willing to get cross-trained in at least one other position for development within the facility and to provide any relief duties as needed.

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.


Lake City MN


905 West Marion Street, Lake City MN, 55041

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