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DATE ADDED: Sat 29/09/2018

Feed Mill Operator

Creswell, USA


Job Description

 Summary:  Trained to tend, operate and oversee all of the operator areas within the mill (i.e. receiving, batching, production floor, loadout, etc.) to assure compliance with established procedures relative to quality, productivity and safety by performing the following duties.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Follows standard operating instructions/procedures in the performance of any and all operator areas, including flushing procedures for batching and pelleting, along with record keeping.

Operates all area equipment/tools (computer, grinders, tools, fork lift, etc.) in any and all areas.

Prepares and maintains shift activity reports, tracks production reports, sampling reports, bag dump reports, reconciliations, etc.

Regulates flow of materials and observes flow to ensure attainment of specified products.

Perform daily feed, bulk and micro ingredient inventory.

Perform housekeeping duties as requested by the supervisor, also is responsible to keep is designated area clean and support co-workers in other areas.

Maintains and ensures the safety of all employees and assets of the company.

Acquires and maintains necessary certifications (weigh master, fork lift, etc.).

Maintains and ensures the orderliness and housekeeping of any and all areas of the feed mill.

Responsible for filling micro-ingredient, tote system, and maintaining necessary stock at the batching areas and receiving when need.

Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes.

Incumbent will be responsible for understanding and complying with company IPS and EMS policies and procedures in the performance of their job duties.

Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.

Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site.

Conduct duties in a way that maintains compliance with ISO22000 Feed Safety and Quality Program, including opportunities for continuous improvement.

Performs other duties as defined by manager/shift supervisor. 

Job Requirements: 

High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

recognize critical areas of the mill control feed/ingredient system.

Able to read and speak English.

Basic computer skills desired

Will work in wet and/or humid conditions, and around fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and cold.

Must be able to work an average of 50 hour weeks, including night, holiday and weekend when required

Required Competencies:

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (training to be completed during on-site orientation)

Lockout/Tagout, Affected/Awareness Level

Confined space Affected/Awareness Level

Fork Lift Certification.

Rail Operator Certification.

Ark Flash Affected/Awareness Level.


Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around feed mill areas.

Must be able to walk and stand on concrete and unpaved areas for longer periods of time.

Must be able to lift up 50 lbs on a limited basis.

Must be supportive of the mission of producing high quality pellet feed.

Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the different areas of the feed mill process.

Must be able to work with and around a wide range of chemicals and different feed ingredients.

Must be able to tolerate grain dust, chemical odors, and frequently noisy conditions.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Must be able to tolerate extreme ranges of seasonal temperatures (hot to cold).

Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment.

Must be able to work week-ends and holidays.


Role: Feed Mill Operator
Job Type:
Location: Creswell,

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