Grain Elevator Operator I - $5k first-year sign-on bonus
Mount Pocono PA
Full Time


Mount Pocono PA

Elevator Operator, Pocono Summit, PA

As an Elevator Operator, you will be responsible unloading wheat from rail cars and trucks.  Ensure all inbound and outbound containers are sealed according to Ardent Mills requirements.  Take product samples to ensure product meets all appropriate specifications, run required quality tests.

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:

  • Unload wheat from rail cars or trucks.
  • Ensure product meets all specifications through Quality Inspection
  • Take wheat samples, test the samples, make sure wheat meets federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude as minor repairs to the equipment may be necessary.
  • Comply with Master Sanitation Schedules and perform daily housekeeping assignments.
  • Perform basic maintenance duties as required.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.
  • Proficient in English both written and verbally.
  • Ability to run large equipment (fork truck, Shuttle Wagon)

Good to have:

  • At least one year of manufacturing or plant operations experience.
  • Knowledge of:  HACCP, GMP, Personal Safety and Food Safety processes.
  • Analytical skills to recognize and assess problems.

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

  • Able to lift 50 pounds and exert 20 pounds of force.
  • Able to work in a production environment and wear respiratory protection.
  • Able to work in hot and cold conditions.
  • Ascend and descend stairs throughout the facility.
  • Wear the required Personal Protection Equipment.

Other considerations:

  • Must be willing to accept accountability and work well in a team.
  • Must be willing and able to work dayshift, be able to work occasional 12-hour shifts, weekends, Holidays, and possibly 7 days a week.
  • 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.
  • Assist other plant personnel during normal and abnormal operating conditions.
  • Housekeeping, sanitation and infestation control tasks as assigned.
  • Must perform other duties as assigned.

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.


Mount Pocono PA


258 Harvest Lane, Pocono Summit PA, 18346

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