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DENCO II

Lead Operator

POSTED BY: DENCO II

$35+/hour depending on experience Responsible for the operation of the plant to ensure maximum production, quantity, and quality by directly supervising process operators and boiler operators who work on a 12-hour rotating shift schedule while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.

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Granite Falls Energy

Process Operators

POSTED BY: Granite Falls Energy

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Learn and operate all processes associated with the plant, • Learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant. • Learn and follow procedures for plant start-up, shut down, cleaning and batching. • Keep accurate and timely logs. • Respond to collected data and make adjustment to optimize plant operation. • Keep plant facilities clean. • Keep operators coming on shift briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift. • Do quality control test on product streams. • Responsible for notifying supervisor of any problems. • Complete any and all tasks assigned by Supervisor. • Safe work practices are a condition of employment. Report any safety issue or problem to your supervisor and safety coordinator immediately. • Maintain a team environment with other plant employees. • Perform other duties as necessary/assigned. • Promote Granite Falls Energy, LLC in the community.
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Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

Process Operator

POSTED BY: Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for the operation of the plant, working a 12-hour rotating shift schedule, to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the Company. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES • Constantly review the operation of the plant to monitor production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement. • Participate in projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs. • Maintain adequate records of key production variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc., on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis, as required. • Communicate directly with QA/QC laboratory to ensure effective participation in the implementation of QA policies and procedures. • Sample and test process streams and boiler waters as required by the QA/QC program and procedures. • Understand and implement start-up and shut-down procedures for the safe and efficient operation of the Gas-fired package boiler and dryer system. Control Fire Hazards; know methods of control and emergency reporting in case of fire. Inspect Fire suppression equipment daily. Know the interlock system. • Maintain accurate records of boiler and dryers on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis, as required. • Maintain QA/QC records. • Understand and interpret QA/QC results and take appropriate action when required. • Perform preventive maintenance activities as required. • Assist maintenance technicians in performing maintenance and repairs. • Work in a safe manner at all times. • Participate in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness. • Operate equipment – Loaders, forklift, pallet • Follow chain of command when reporting issues QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: High school diploma or equivalent certificate required. Associate degree or technical degree/certification preferred REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred Front End Loader experience preferred but not required SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to learn and work effectively with the plant’s Distributed Control System (DCS) Punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines Ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization Ability to communicate information and state problems or challenges to be resolved in a clear, concise, courteous, nondiscriminatory and professional manner and be able to provide clarification as necessary Capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION 12-hour shifts on a four-week shift rotation between days and nights; three 12-hour shifts one week; four 12-hour shifts the second week. Significant time will be spent in the plant. All types of chemical industry equipment are used in the plant to include, but not limited to fermentation vessels, jet cookers, agitators, mixing and milling equipment, distillation columns, centrifuges and distributive control systems. May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 175 feet. Must be able to speak and listen clearly. Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy. Travel required or as needed. For more detail please review the ADA questionnaire on file in Human Resources. PHYSICAL STRENGTH: This job may require lifting of up to 50 pounds frequently. INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
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Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

Grain Operator

POSTED BY: Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

POSITION TITLE: Grain Operator CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for safely and efficiently loading and unloading raw materials (corn and DDG) in and out, as well as loading truck and rail ethanol. Responsible for grain bin cleaning, inventory maintenance, and general grounds upkeep. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES • Learn and operate the computer DCS system for corn receiving, ethanol loading, and by-product loading. • Follow procedures for plant area start-ups and shut-downs. • Follow procedures for all aspects of the company safety program, including Confined space Program and Lock-out Tag-out program. • Maintain daily update of cleaning and PM maintenance checklists and routine duties calendar. • Interface with plant personnel to insure adequate corn, ethanol, and DDG movement and storage capacities are maintained. • Collaborate with maintenance department to facilitate maintenance and repair of Grain and DDG equipment. • Know and understand city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the facility, and work in a manner to ensure that these regulations are met at all times. • Assist in maintaining the security and general upkeep of the plant and grounds. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: High school diploma or equivalent certificate preferred Associate degree or technical degree/certification preferred REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred Experience in the operation of a grain receiving facility preferred SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to learn and work effectively with the plant’s Distributed Control System (DCS) Punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines Ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with customers and employees at all levels of the organization Ability to communicate information and state problems or challenges to be resolved in a clear, concise, courteous, nondiscriminatory and professional manner and be able to provide clarification as necessary Capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION This position is a Monday through Friday day position; however, there may be the need for this position to fill 12 hour shifts in process from time-to-time, as required and as directed by the Operations Manager. Significant time will be spent in the plant and grains area. All types of chemical industry equipment are used in the plant to include, but not limited to fermentation vessels, jet cookers, agitators, mixing and milling equipment, distillation columns, centrifuges and distributive control systems. May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 175 feet. Must be able to speak and listen clearly. Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy. Travel required or as needed. For more detail please review the ADA questionnaire on file in Human Resources. PHYSICAL STRENGTH: This job may require lifting of up to 50 pounds frequently. INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

Maintenance Supervisor

POSTED BY: Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for the safe maintenance, repair or replacement of plant equipment and systems, to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES: Participate in setting objectives, plan development and performance review of plant performance * Initiate, implement, and manage the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the ethanol industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance * Monitor the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and initiate reordering when necessary * Maintain and repair maintenance shop equipment * Establish and maintain computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment *Prepare reports, analyze data, and make recommendations for improving plant operations or solving maintenance-related problems * Supervise plant maintenance personnel. Ensure that maintenance technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner * Communicate regularly with maintenance technicians, both individually and as a group, to ensure good two-way communication concerning maintenance issues * Assist with hiring of maintenance personnel *Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution of the maintenance technicians * Maintain and update operating and training manuals for the maintenance department * Ensure that all maintenance technicians are trained on the most updated version of the operating procedures * Monitor operation of plant equipment and systems. Review the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement * Initiate and carry out projects to improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs * Track, analyze and improve key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc * Maintain safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures. Ensure city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the maintenance department are met at all times * Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for the maintenance department; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians * Communicate directly with the operations department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas. Communicate directly with QA laboratory to ensure effective participation by the maintenance technicians in the implementation of QA policies and procedures * Implement programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness * Assist with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions * Drive startup effort at the facility; therefore, participate in staffing effort, lead spare part procurement effort, lead maintenance training effort, identify/secure critical supply and service agreements, lead the maintenance group during checkout and commissioning of the facility, etc. * Assist with interviewing, hiring, and training maintenance employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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DENCO II

Boiler Operator

POSTED BY: DENCO II

Responsible for the operation of the Energy Center of the plant to ensure maximum production, quantity, and quality, by monitoring plant process and equipment. Operators will work on a 12-hour rotating shift schedule, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.
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Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

Operations Manager

POSTED BY: Ring-neck Energy & Feed, LLC

POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for the safe and regulatory compliant operation of the plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, by directly supervising process operators who work on a 24-hour rotating shift schedule, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES • Participate in objective setting, plan development and performance review of plant performance. • Supervise operators on a 24-hour rotating shift schedule. • Ensure that operators are adequately trained, equipped and motivated, so that total manufacturing objectives can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. • Communicate regularly with all operators, both individually and as a group, to ensure consistent operation among the shifts. • Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge and contribution of the operators. • Maintain and update operating procedures and training manuals for process operations. Ensure that all operators are trained on the most updated version of the operating procedures. • Provide expectations and parameters to shift supervisors for plant production. • Review the operation of the plant to monitor production and quality, anticipate solving problems in a timely manner, and identify opportunities for improvement. • Initiate and carry out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs. • Maintain adequate records on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, of key production variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc. • Provide written reports on plant production. • Ensure city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to process operations are met at all times. • Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for all process operations; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all operators. • Communicate directly with maintenance department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas. • Communicate directly with QA/QC laboratory to ensure effective participation by the operators in the implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures. • Implement programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness. • Monitor use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies. Initiate re-ordering as needed.   • Assist with interviewing, hiring, and training plant employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

Process Operator

POSTED BY: Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

The Process Operator is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment in a highly automated chemical facility. Operators are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process. The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations. Additionally, Operators are responsible for communicating process events to both Process Leads and on-going shift team members. Continuous plant operation requires Team member to adapt to 12-hour workdays and be able to meet call-in and overtime requirements as needed.
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Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

Load Out Operator

POSTED BY: Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC (“HLBE”) is a Minnesota limited liability company currently producing fuel-grade ethanol, distillers’ grains, and crude corn oil near Heron Lake, Minnesota and sells these products, pursuant to marketing agreements, throughout the continental U.S. and on the international market. HLBE’s plant has an approximate annual production capacity of 67.5 million gallons but is currently permitted to produce up to 72 million gallons of undenatured ethanol on a twelve-month rolling sum basis.
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Redfield Energy, LLC

Maintenance Technician / Welder

POSTED BY: Redfield Energy, LLC

1. Coordinate work functions with fellow team members and other departments within Redfield Energy. 2. Operate, repair, and maintain all plant equipment and rolling stock. 3. Be aware of and discuss any problems or unsafe conditions with the management team. 4. Strive for maximum efficiency and safety in plant operations, trouble shoot and work with all employees. 5. Learn the plant process for a better understanding of how the equipment is utilized. 6. Be willing to take on call rotation of 24/7 for one full week of rotation and be willing to work weekends, extended hours and different shifts when needed. 7. Perform all tasks associated with feed safety/quality, assigned or as needed, to meet internal and external requirements relating to the production of safe, quality feed products. 8. Work in an honest and ethical manner and maintain confidentiality on all business related matters. 9. Physically report to work on time at the assigned location and seldom absent. 10. Complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments. 11. Maintain a team environment with other departments at all times. 12. Champion Redfield Energy in the community. 13. Maintain a high level of customer service and friendly atmosphere. 14. Other duties as assigned.
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Granite Falls Energy

Maintenance Technician

POSTED BY: Granite Falls Energy

Perform a wide range and variety of maintenance on all process plant and wheeled equipment. Be able to perform maintenance and repairs on rolling stock equipment, including but not limited to: engines, hydraulics, brakes, and 12 volt power systems. This position will also require some fabrication skills along with GMAW, SMAW, GTAW and plasma cutting. This is a Monday - Friday position which may involve overtime and will be required to meet all call-in requirements needed. Will need to follow prescribed safety regulations and practices set by GFE.
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Redfield Energy, LLC

Plant Operator

POSTED BY: Redfield Energy, LLC

The Plant Operator is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment in a highly automated chemical facility. Operators are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process. The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations. Additionally, operators are responsible for communicating process events to both supervisors and on-coming shift team members. Continuous plant operation requires 12-hour shift work. Team member must be able to adapt to 12-hour workdays and be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. Team members must be able to work mandatory overtime when outside their regularly scheduled shift when directed by management.
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Granite Falls Energy

Shift Lead Operator

POSTED BY: Granite Falls Energy

1. Learn all facets of the ethanol process including: cook, distillation, evaporation, dryers, thermal oxidizer, centrifuges, grain system, oil separation, and water treatment. 2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up, shut down, and cleaning. 3. Learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant. 4. Perform board operator duties. 5. Collect samples and do the necessary tests to ensure consistent and quality product and record results. 6. Respond to collected data and make adjustments as needed. 7. Responsible for notifying the shiftlead of any problems. 8. Keep accurate and timely logs. 9. Complete any and all tasks assigned by the shiftlead. 10. Keep plant facilities clean. 11. Keep operators coming on shift briefed via shift exchange meeting. 12. Participate in the plants PSM, FSMA, and safety programs to ensure accurate and timely completion. 13. Assists with diagnosing, troubleshooting, and preforming preventative maintenance as necessary. 14. Communicates directly with lab, maintenance, and grains departments. 15. Safe work practices are a condition of employment; wear proper PPE as required. 16. Learn and operate the CMMS program. 17. Promote Granite Falls Energy, LLC in the community. 18. Maintain a team environment with all other plant employees.
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