Green Plains Inc.

Riga , MI
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Process Operator

Green Plains Inc.
Riga, MI Full-time
Posted on September 6, 2018

Green Plains Inc. is a publicly traded Fortune 1000, diversified commodity processing business with agribusiness, ethanol production, cattle feed lot operations, commodity marketing, and distribution services.  We are a growth company and the second largest consolidated owner of ethanol production facilities in the world.  Green Plains, through our wholly owned subsidiary Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, also provides specialized ingredient solutions for leading food and feed manufacturers.

The Process Operator position requires accurate and accountable performance of all necessary duties to ensure safe and efficient operations in the fermentation and distillation areas of the facility.

Process Operator
Location:  Riga, MI

Essential Functions:
•Learn all facets of the ethanol process including: cook, distillation, evaporation, dryers, thermo oxidizer, centrifuges, grain system, and water treatment.
•Learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant.
•Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up, shut down, cleaning and batching.
•Stay within operating parameters set by Plant/Production Manager.
•Keep accurate and timely logs.
•Collect samples and do the necessary tests to ensure consistent and quality product and record results.
•Monitor and make adjustments on the (DCS) computer according to the results of the samples and to keep within parameters and record changes.
•Keep facility, control room, and break room clean including mopping and hosing down plant floors – tour ready conditions.
•Keep operators coming on shift briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift.
•Work closely with maintenance and inform them of any mechanical problems.
•Communicate with the Laboratory and learn testing procedures including but not limited to yeast counts, microwave analyzer, HPLC, and the GC.
•Responsible for notifying Production/Plant Manager of any production problems.
•Complete any and all tasks assigned by the Plant Manager/Production Manager.
•Be available occasionally for call in work and overtime.
•Participate in safety programs and ongoing training sessions.
•Required to follow all safety procedures.
•Other duties and projects as assigned by management.

•Detail-oriented; proficiency for accuracy; dependable; positive attitude; team player.
•Ability to multi-task and take ownership of assigned projects.
•Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
•No experience necessary.
•Experience in industrial production plants helpful.
•Basic computer skills.
•Must be hard working and self-motivated
•Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 60 lbs, and work at heights.
•Requires a valid driver’s license.
•Be able to operate utility vehicle.
•High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Green Plains offers competitive pay; a generous benefit package; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; a retirement savings plan; flexible spending accounts; a casual work environment.

All potential employees of Green Plains Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.