The Wenger Group
  • - Martinsburg Mill
  • Martinsburg , PA, USA
  • Full Time

The Mill Technician is an integral and important part of a team responsible for manufacturing feed in accordance with operating procedures. To accomplish this, they will operate the manual and computer automated systems required to receive ingredients, mix feed through hand adds, batching and pelleting and potentially engage in the operation of certain equipment. In addition to feed manufacturing the operator will perform inventory management, appropriate maintenance and repair on 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Milling Operations

  • Develop and maintain knowledge in animal nutrition and how ingredients interact with milling and grinding process through formulation to produced defined feed types
  • Grain tester – DON testing; dockage; moisture and 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.
  • Clean and perform routine housekeeping of the mill
  • Perform general mechanical duties
  • Control and monitor feed production through the computer center. Routing. Batching.
  • Effectively operate multiple pellet mill lines
  • Effectively operate grinding equipment
  • Receive daily shipments of grain and ingredients by truck & rail
  • Be able to operate a forklift, skidloader and payloader
  • Effectively operate specific equipment at individual locations, extruder, corn dryer, transload

Ingredient and Inventory Management

  • Maintain bag inventories, stacked and orderly
  • Monitor and keep accurate ingredient/grain inventories

Administrative and Other

  • Navigate, use and understand software such as Laserfiche, The Wenger System, Microsoft Word, Excel and the WEM platform
  • Complete training in a timely manner
  • Maintain usage reports and operational records as needed
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Regional Mill Manager.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  •  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
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a feed mill 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work both with close supervision and independently
  • Ability to understand and follow Food Safety Standards - FSMA and SQF, Federal and State regulations
  • Knowledge of feed manufacturing techniques
  • Demonstrated math and critical thinking 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 teamwork
  • Positive attitude
  • Adaptable to change
  • Demonstrates safe behavior and ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment
  • Must be able to be medically cleared to wear all required PPE including but not limited respirator and ARC Flash

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

JOB RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Supervised by:  Mill Shift Supervisor
  • Supervises:  None

DEPARTMENT:  Operations

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