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Lead Grain Receiving Operator

Didion Milling Cambria ,WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Didion is more than corn – we’re about curiosity. For nearly 50 years Didion Milling has been storing, milling and transporting corn products that end up in some of the food that’s probably on your pantry shelf right now. We are an organization that is on a never-ending quest for knowledge and improvement. Didion is also an ethanol producer and our mission is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while we continue to realize the full potential of renewable biofuels. An exciting, new production area for Didion has come from the increased demand for higher quality alcohol for the sanitizer market, Didion has modified their ethanol facility to manufacture 190 Proof Denatured Alcohol. When we say, “we make a difference,” we mean it in a vast and literal way: for family farmers, for hungry nations, for top-brand food manufacturers, for our dedicated team, for our local economies and the communities we call home. POSITION SUMMARY: The RCPF Lead is a hands-on leadership role that is critical in leading the RCPF team to contribute to the highest of production, quality, and efficiency standards in the production of food grade and commercial ethanol and related corn-based products. The RCPF Lead is cross-trained in multiple tasks to increase contributions to the organization, enhance production flexibility and readiness, while also providing job enrichment and growth opportunities to incumbents. Positions work an 8 hour schedule M-F with expectation of being on call as needed on weekends. RESPONSIBILITIES: Personal and Work Environment SAFETY is achieved through:Development and ownership of all aspects of RCPF Safety Culture. Safety Maturity is advanced through constant development of safe behaviors, procedures and systems.Commitment to follow all safety procedures, GMP’s, performs risk assessments prior to commencing an unfamiliar task, seek to identify and implement proactive safety improvements, and use PPE when required such as: chemical handling, hearing protection, lock-out tag-out, harnesses, respiratory masks, etc.Ensure compliance to highest level of food safety not limited to filling in the appropriate documentation like return to service checklists, etc.Absolute adherence to safety procedures with use, inspection, and care of vehicles, equipment, and tools to include test equipment, lab equipment, industrial trucks, production equipment and man lifts. The highest levels of PRODUCTION and EFFICIENCY are achieved through passionate commitment and proactive ownership. People in this key role:Committed and unfailing RCPF team support through leadership of RCPF team: Lead is responsible for grain monitoring and hands on work as needed during shift related to:Collection and recording of environmental data and incoming grain metrics.Conducting and leading stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites.Devising and participating in activities to improve grain quality and quantity.Monitoring environments to ensure maintenance of air quality.Care of equipment by completing weekly preventive equipment maintenance.Determine how to allocate resources, and how to respond to unanticipated problems such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.Development of a people and equipment plan to meet the peak delivery and drying of corn during the harvest season.Oversee iSolved management of team members’ schedules, PTO, and timecards resulting in seamless processing of RCPF’s payroll.Complete no less than one safety audit each week of RCPF area.Lead shift with critical thinking and troubleshooting skills and partner with maintenance and millwright department to efficiently diagnose machine malfunctions and operating difficulties, schedule maintenance, make repairs, complete preventative maintenance, and make needed adjustments in order to achieve optimal grain flow targets.Inspire the shift to achieve continuously greater results through:Setting and communicating the highest of expectations for performanceConstantly providing feedback on individual and team performance to these expectationsMaximizing everyone’s potential through continuous coaching and developmentBuilding trust through establishing a personal relationship with every individual.Collaboratively establishing clear, challenging goals, objectives and performance targets that support the company’s mission and visionCreating a climate that respects and values each team member’s individual contributionsDevelop shift of team members that are technically excellent through ongoing training, cross-training/job rotation and mentoring, to include:An in-depth understanding of the RCPF department’s needs to guide shift’s efforts accordinglyNecessary information and facilitation support for problem-prevention and sustained resolutionActively preparing and engaging employees in continuous process improvementDriving decision-making to the team member levelActively support RCPF, Scale, Grain, and Production departments on shift as well as advance personal professional development through:Contribute to planning, scheduling, strategic and change initiatives in conjunction with Grain and Plant ManagersLeading and facilitating cross-functional action teams and projects on shiftActively seeking expanded assignmentsDiligently strive to add value to the organization, the department, and the team by making positive contributions in production, quality, safety, and teamwork culture.Serve as mentor by proactively increasing other team member contributions through training, on-the-job development, and coaching.Ensure that RCPF materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently during shift.Contribute to process or machinery improvements for RCPF area.A proactive commitment to growing and expanding skill set through training and education leading toward expert competency in of all processes and machinery used in the RCPF department.Personally committed to add value to the organization, the department, and the team by performing all tasks required to support the Production group in the efficient operation of the plants. Systems in this key role:Supports Manager (as back up) in developing & executing shift plan by effectively communicating with Team for implementation as stake holders to ensure people, equipment, policy, expectations and material targets are met, to win each shift.Ensures data is entered into key information systems to ensure incoming, in-process and finished goods meet yield, inventory, and customer service targets. Continuous Improvement in this key role:Trains RCPF Team on application of 5S, RCA, OEE, and Standard Work instructions that builds and sustains operational excellence. REQUIREMENTS to help ensure success include: To qualify for this position, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the desired job outcomes. Specific requirements include:High school diploma required; 2 year technical degree in a related field a plus.Minimum of 2 years of related grain handling or grain elevator experience required.Advanced computer competency required including typing, web browser, and Microsoft Office; Advanced competency in MapCon.Advanced critical thinking and troubleshooting skills used to lead shift to complete RCPF and grain handling tasks safely.Experience in leadership role highly desired; demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills including communication, conflict resolution, and development of people; willingness to seek training and/or continuing education toward development of leadership abilities.Ability to read, write and speak English fluently in order to communicate effectively with team members within and external to RCPF department. Spanish skills desired.A positive, proactive demeanor resulting in superior teamwork and collaboration with team members while demonstrating a commitment to excellence. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIROMENTAL FACTORSMust be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.Must be able to lift 50 pounds.Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, and gangways on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 100’) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding.Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while in performance of job duties.Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio. Company Description: Didion Milling is a family owned agricultural processing business located in the heartland of Wisconsin. For nearly 45 years, Didion Milling has been storing, milling and transporting corn products giving us the expertise that has helped us become a trusted leader in our industry today. Our success is based on our ability to add value to corn, enhancing our customers operations and enriching the lives of our customers. Our ethanol facility is a logical extension of our traditional business bringing us closer to unlocking the full potential of corn. The key to our success is our ability to utilize our dry corn mill to fractionate the corn prior to sending it to our ethanol plant. Through our unique process we can separate the kernel into fractions specifically suited for food products and for ethanol production. We are a food and fuel business dispelling the myths of “food versus fuel.” We are committed to serving the Food Aid community supplying value added Corn-Soy Blend, corn meal and corn oil products for export. We are a quality driven supplier providing corn meals, grits and corn flour products to the US food industry. We are an ethanol producer with a mission to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while we learn to realize the full potential of renewable fuels. We’re always looking for ways to be more efficient with our resources, more responsive to our customers’ needs, more thoughtful with our technology. If you’re as driven as we are, explor

Didion Milling

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Didion Milling is a family owned agricultural processing business located in the heartland of Wisconsin. For nearly 45 years, Didion Milling has been storing, milling and transporting corn products giving us the expertise that has helped us become a trusted leader in our industry today. Our success is based on our ability to add value to corn, enhancing our customers operations and enriching the lives of our customers. Our ethanol facility is a logical extension of our traditional business bringing us closer to unlocking the full potential of corn. The key to our success is our ability to utilize our dry corn mill to fractionate the corn prior to sending it to our ethanol plant. Through our unique process we can separate the kernel into fractions specifically suited for food products and for ethanol production. We are a food and fuel business dispelling the myths of “food versus fuel.” We are committed to serving the Food Aid community supplying value added Corn-Soy Blend, corn meal and corn oil products for export. We are a quality driven supplier providing corn meals, grits and corn flour products to the US food industry. We are an ethanol producer with a mission to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while we learn to realize the full potential of renewable fuels. We’re always looking for ways to be more efficient with our resources, more responsive to our customers’ needs, more thoughtful with our technology. If you’re as driven as we are, explore our open positions on our careers page– http://www.didionmilling.com/careers/ Our Human Development team is ready to hear from you!

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