Mill Technician

at The Wenger Group
Location Not Specified
Date Posted December 14, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Full Time


JOB TITLE: Mill Technician I
DEPARTMENT: Operations

The Mill Technician I is an integral and important part of a team and is responsible for grain testing and the manual addition of feed ingredients in accordance with operating procedures. In addition, they will be introduced to inventory management, maintenance, repair and operation of production related equipment as well as housekeeping activities. Mill technicians are responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.
May be responsible for all or part of the following duties and responsibilities to be determined by the Mill Manager, Mill Supervisor, Mill Shift Supervisor:
Milling Operations
• Grain tester - DON testing; dockage; moisture, bushel weight and foreign material; auto and manual truck probing
• Perform the function of "hand-adds," the manual addition of feed ingredients and accurately recording medication and vitamin usage
• Develop a basic level of understanding in animal nutrition and how ingredients interact with milling and grinding processes
• Clean and perform routine housekeeping of the mill
• Understands general mechanical duties typically needed
• Navigate, use and understand Laserfiche, The Wenger System and WEM as appropriate
Ingredient and Inventory Management
• Maintain bag inventories, stacked and orderly
Administrative and Other
• Complete required training in a timely manner
• Perform other duties determined by the Mill Manager, Mill Supervisor or Mill Shift Supervisor
• A minimum requirement of a high school degree or equivalent
• Accumulated solid foundation of general work experience
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
• Background in agriculture through education and/or experience preferred
• Knowledge of feed manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance preferred
• Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment preferred
• Ability to work independently and under close supervision
• Ability to understand and follow Food Safety Standards - FSMA and SQF and State regulations
• Basic math skills
• Critical thinking skills
• Positive attitude
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
• Ability to work in an effective and efficient manner
• Ability to work well with others
• Promotes team work
• Adaptable to change
• Demonstrates safe behavior and ability to follow policies and procedures
• General mechanical ability
• Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values
• Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. repeatedly and up to 100 lbs. on occasion
• Ability to climb ladders and work in high places
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Ability to work in dusty conditions
A minimum of one (1) year required in Level I for fully developing skill sets for Level II