Assistant Head Miller

P&H Milling Group

Saskatoon, Sk

Join our team that shares your Passion & Heart for Canadian agriculture! Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) has an opportunity for a motivated, forward-thinking, and dedicated individual as an Assistant Head Miller based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Work and grow with a family-owned company.

Join our team with Purpose & History! P&H’s roots go back over 110 years. We have always been a Canadian, family-owned and managed agri-business that understands the qualities and conditions needed for meaningful growth. Our corporate culture values are family values; honesty and integrity with a focus on listening and continuous learning. Like family, we support our staff to always do better.

With over 70 locations spanning from coast to coast, and trade links around the globe, P&H is growth-oriented, diversified and vertically integrated with operations spanning across grain merchandising, flour milling, crop input distribution and animal feed production.

Skills and experience for the next step in your career.

Reporting to the Head Miller, the Assistant Head Miller will mainly be responsible for milling related activities and the cleaning department, ensuring that the tasks are properly executed as per company`s standards. This position will primarily oversee, support and provide guidance to the mill with a supporting role to other areas at our Saskatoon facility.

Your day to day activities will include:

  • Manage the milling, providing support and coverage to other departments;
  • Perform daily milling performance evaluation, inspection and follow up on assigned duties;
  • Monitor, control and focus on improving efficiencies of the mill through communication, troubleshooting and working with staff;
  • Liaise with production planning, transportation and maintenance on flour needs and downtime;
  • Ensure Health & Safety programs, policies, and procedures are being followed;
  • Maintain documents and records in accordance with company policies and procedures;
  • Work with staff to develop standardized operating procedures (SOP);
  • Maintain a safe working environment and a high standard of housekeeping and sanitation in accordance with BRCGS (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards) and Food Safety procedures;
  • Ensure the ongoing training of all personnel in accordance with company policies;
  • Grist changes as required;
  • Work with the Maintenance Supervisor to develop and maintain the mill preventive maintenance program.

 The successful candidate should enter the position with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years milling experience;
  • A Diploma or equivalent training in flour milling technology
  • Post-secondary education is an asset;
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills in a flourmill environment;
  • Competent communication skills , both oral and written;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)

To apply and learn more visit us at www.parrishandheimbecker.com

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

P&H is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act. We welcome applications from women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

 

Posted October 6, 2021

Assistant Head Miller

 P&H Milling Group

Hamilton, ON

Join our team that shares your Passion & Heart for Canadian agriculture! Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) has an opportunity for a motivated, forward-thinking, and dedicated individual as an Assistant Head Miller based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Work and grow with a family-owned company.

Join our team with Purpose & History! P&H’s roots go back over 110 years. We have always been a Canadian, family-owned and managed agri-business that understands the qualities and conditions needed for meaningful growth. Our corporate culture values are family values; honesty and integrity with a focus on listening and continuous learning. Like family, we support our staff to always do better.

With over 70 locations spanning from coast to coast, and trade links around the globe, P&H is growth-oriented, diversified and vertically integrated with operations spanning across grain merchandising, flour milling, crop input distribution and animal feed production.

Skills and experience for the next step in your career.

As Assistant Head Miller, the successful candidate will be responsible for milling related activities, ensuring that the tasks are properly executed as per company’s standards. This position will primarily oversee, support and provide guidance to the mill, including position coverage as required.

Your day to day activities will include:

  • Provide support and coverage to the Head Miller, 1st Millers and 2nd Millers;
  • Monitor, control and focus on improving efficiencies of the mill through communication, troubleshooting and working with staff;
  • Attend daily production meeting to coordinate daily/weekly customer requirements;
  • Plan production and schedule mill feeds;
  • Ensure Health & Safety programs, policies, and procedures are being followed;
  • Determine outside flour requirements and answer requests for inter-mill shipments;
  • Liaise with production, transportation and maintenance on flour needs and downtime;
  • Maintain a safe working environment and a high standard of housekeeping and sanitation in accordance with BRCGS (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards) and Food Safety procedures;
  • Ensure accuracy of lot numbers, weight and tanker information to ensure out traceability and confirm shipping;
  • Organize and maintain flour sieves and milling consumable parts;
  • Assist during downtime with heat treatments, cleaning and sifter maintenance;
  • Supervise the grist changes as required.

The successful candidate should enter the position with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years milling experience;
  • A Diploma or equivalent training in flour milling technology;
  • Scheduling production experience would be an asset;
  • Supervisory experience is an asset;
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends;
  • Competent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about us at www.parrishandheimbecker.com

P&H is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act. We welcome applications from women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Posted October 6, 2021

Assistant Miller

P&H Milling Group
Montreal, QC

Join our team that shares your Passion & Heart for Canadian agriculture! Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) has an opportunity for a motivated, forward-thinking, and dedicated individual as an Assistant Miller based in Montreal, Quebec.

Work and grow with a family-owned company.

Join our team with Purpose & History! P&H’s roots go back over 110 years. We have always been a Canadian, family-owned and managed agri-business that understands the qualities and conditions needed for meaningful growth. Our corporate culture values are family values; honesty and integrity with a focus on listening and continuous learning. Like family, we support our staff to always do better.

With over 70 locations spanning from coast to coast, and trade links around the globe, P&H is growth-oriented, diversified and vertically integrated with operations spanning across grain merchandising, flour milling, crop input distribution and animal feed production.

Skills and experience for the next step in your career.

As Assistant Miller, the successful candidate will be responsible for loading/unloading product and assisting with daily operations of the mill.

Your day to day activities will include:

  • Prepare and load bulk flour tankers to ship to customers
  • Collect and test samples of wheat or flour and transfer/unload to the appropriate silo
  • Work effectively in a food processing environment with high standards for production quality
  • Perform daily tasks, checks and monitoring according to guidelines set out by the Head Miller
  • Participate in maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene in the plant, including performing sanitation tasks according to the main sanitation schedule

The successful candidate should enter the position with the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience in flour milling, food production or manufacturing is an asset
  • Experience in shipping and receiving of bulk goods is an asset
  • Organization, attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Competent communication skills, both oral and written (English and French) is an asset
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to work shifts, including nights and weekends, as needed

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about us at www.parrishandheimbecker.com

P&H is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act. We welcome applications from women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Posted October 6, 2021

Position Summary: The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking a Lead Miller to work as a member of the Community Food team to support the launch and operation of a new facility that will craft flour, corn, and bean products from local sources as well as serve as a center for research and education in the local food system. This position will be an important part of designing the new production line and facility, as well as participating in product development and educational programming for the local community. The Lead Miller will lead the production of high-quality flour, milled corn products, and bagged dry beans. As part of the Community Food team, the Lead Miller will support our organizational goals to provide access to healthy, local, and culturally significant foods to the local community. Additionally, the Lead Miller will be a part of the organization’s mission to support a transition to regenerative agriculture in the Hudson Valley.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for efficient and safe operation and maintenance of all aspects of the milling production line, including grain cleaning and conditioning, milling, bagging, and storage
• Hire, train, and supervise production staff
• Ensure product quality and workplace and food safety
• Manage and/or conduct equipment maintenance and repair
• Maintain parts inventory for milling equipment and needed milling materials
• Trouble shoot milling line issues
• Maintain production logs and regulation and certification-required documentation
• Oversee inventory tracking of product
• Ensure accurate order fulfillment, with additional staff support
• Participate in production planning and product research and development, including grain testing and baking trials
• Manage production-related expenditures and budget tracking
• Participate in facility tours and visits
• Speak on behalf of the organization about the milling facility and production

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in grains processing, preferably using local farm products, organic grains, and a stone milling process
• Strong mechanical skills for production equipment operation and maintenance
• Knowledge of grains and corn varieties, including familiarity with ancient and heritage varieties
• Demonstrated experience with regulatory compliance, including food safety regulations and organic certification
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a close-knit team
• Superior attention to product quality and workplace and food safety
• Ability to communicate in a friendly, professional manner with partners and colleagues
• Strong organizational and project management skills, including experience managing to a budget
• Experience using MS Office software and proficient in Excel
• English proficiency required and Spanish proficiency a plus
• Understanding of and commitment to the organization’s values of ecological resilience and equity
• Driver’s license
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and engage in physical labor, including walking, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, and bending repeatedly during a full work shift
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We welcome applicants of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, and sexual orientations, and differently-abled people.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to mcahill@hvfarmhub.org by September 30, 2021.

Posted 9/8/2021

Job Description:

As part of Manufacturing, you’ll use your skills, our systems, and a wide array of raw materials to help create the delicious finished products our consumers love. While taking ownership in your area of work, you’ll also ensure the safety of yourself and your colleagues while producing our top-quality products reliably and efficiently within our integrated supply chain.

The Milling Operations Leader reports into the Business Unit Manager. This position is responsible for leading and managing the Milling Department, and site operations. The primary responsibility is to assure milling operations operate to meet or exceed the department/plant metrics for safety, quality, production, cost, delivery, sustainability, morale and more. This position requires a strong understanding of how the milling process works.

The Milling Operations Leader is expected to effectively communicate & collaborate with all salaried and hourly associates. The Milling Operations Leader is responsible for developing Team Leads and hourly employees. This position will be accountable for leading an TPM/Integrated Lean Six Sigma culture.

This candidate will manage, supervise, and train the production staff in the milling department, provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates’ performance. Candidate will possess a good mechanical aptitude. Use logical reasoning to identify and resolve issues, and potential issues with a continuous improvement mindset. Knowledge of milling flows, equipment abilities and adjustments.

The Milling Operations Leader must thoroughly understand all plant safety rules and set expectations to assure the employees understand and are following the rules to work safely. The Milling Operations Supervisor must thoroughly understand all plant Quality/Good Manufacturing Practices and set expectations to assure the employees understand and are following these practices to assure food safety and the highest product quality possible. With Safety and Quality as the prime drivers, the Milling Operations Leader is responsible for leading and coordinating the team to execute the milling operations and meet or exceed the milling KPIs to achieve the highest level of operational efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will supervise between 7 and 12 hourly union employees.
  • Understand bulk flour loading and unloading systems and equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations and procedures for safety, GMPs, and food safety.
  • Leads, directs, and supervises the mill Team Leads and hourly employees to efficiently execute milling operations and objectives.
  • Manages by walking around at a frequency that provides effective coaching of the hourlies through meaningful 1:1s.
  • Coaches, develops, and creates succession plans for direct reports.
  • Understands production lines from end-to-end and performance success.
  • Partners with Maintenance team to drive the manufacturing strategies within the Milling department.
  • Partners with plant leadership to drive milling initiatives to successful conclusions.
  • Leads Milling Department to drive preventative and autonomous maintenance solutions and provide proper training of the hourly employees.
  • Create the environment for root cause analysis to work toward sustainable solutions.
  • Management lead and support for all departments during the shift.
  • Direct all aspects of the milling operation to ensure yield and throughput goals are met
  • Assist in the operation and troubleshooting of all milling department operations
  • Evaluate and optimize milling process performance
  • Looks for and implements changes in the operation to enhance efficiencies, yield, and throughput and promotes continuous improvement
  • Provides continued training and development of all milling staff
  • Maintains a positive departmental morale
  • Responsible for planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Responsible for appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees
  • Responsible for addressing complaints and resolving issues
  • Actively involved in the planning of capital projects and overall strategic plan for the facility
  • Schedule and coordinate maintenance of the department with the Business Unit Manager and Reliability & Maintenance Manager
  • Evaluate spare parts inventories and establish inventories to minimize downtime
  • Inform Management Team of any problems that could affect plant production, product quality, yields, or unnecessary downtime
  • Responsible for collecting and communicating mill production records and all departmental documentation
  • Manages the housekeeping to ensure a clean and sanitary mill department
  • Supports fellow Management Team members with issues that arise
  • Ensure GMP practices are followed and adhered to
  • Perform all other duties or tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Milling Science, Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 3+ years of work experience, 2+ years in operations management. Experience working in a union environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills and uses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • This position is Full Time and flexibility is a must. Applicants should be available to work any shift, overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Experience with financial analysis and resource allocation skills.
  • Project management skills a plus.

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, uniform service, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

Applicants can apply at: https://bit.ly/3iin24p

Posted August 3, 2021

JOB TITLE:        Operations Manager (Dry Ops and Feed)
LOCATION:        Helm, California, USA
REPORTS TO:   Director of Operations
JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for the coordination and control of manufacturing operations and capacities to support Dry Ops and Feed goals. Aligns the manufacturing capabilities to support cost efficiency and continuous improvement to ensure meeting customer satisfaction (quality and demand).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following as well as other duties and responsibilities, which may be assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • GENERAL
    • Complies with the code of conduct and standards set forth in the Employee Handbook.
    • Displays appropriate work ethics in the workplace and group setting which provides a positive influence on co-workers.
    • Liaisons among different departments, e.g. Yard, Lab or Warehouse.
    • Works with management to implement the company’s policies and goals.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • SAFETY
    • As an employee of True Organic Products it is everyone’s responsibility to adhere to all safety and company policies including: the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Food Safety and the employee handbook.
    • Wears required Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Performs assignments in accordance with established safety policies and procedures.
    • Ensures implementation and evolution of safety procedures.
    • Ensures that health and safety guidelines are followed.
  • QUALITY
    • Adheres to the Quality Policy, including all items assigned to this position in accordance with safety policies, procedures, and work instructions.
    • Works alongside quality control to ensure product is up to company standards.
    • Ensures adequate training of departmental personnel in GMPs and SOPs.
    • Ensures timely submission and completion of all manufacturing quality documentation to meet established timelines.
    • Sets and monitors product standards, examines samples of raw products or directs testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • OPERATIONS
    • Assures that all work assigned to the position is performed in accordance with specifications, instructions and requirements.
    • Maintains good housekeeping and clean working areas in assigned work sites.
    • Works with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.
    • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and coordinates the manufacturing activities of Dry Ops and Feed departments.
    • Formulates accurate raw material batches and maintains optimal flow of raw material requirements while supplying pellet mill operation.
    • Oversees the production process, draws up a production schedule.
    • Ensures that the production is cost effective.
    • Makes sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality.
    • Plan the human and material resources needed.
    • Budgets and estimates costs and sets the quality standards.
    • Responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment during production runs.
    • Monitors product standards and implements quality-control programs.
    • Supervises and motivates teams and workers.
    • Identifies training needs.
    • Assures that production equipment and facilities are maintained in proper working condition and in a validated mode by assuring use of Change Control procedures.
    • Ensures that all SOPs and batch records are maintained to reflect current manufacturing methods and are in conformance with product licenses and labels.
    • Reviews processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
    • Prepares and maintains production reports or personnel records.
    • Coordinates or recommends procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
    • Initiates or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
    • BS Degree in operations management (desired but not required), accounting or related field desired; 3 to 6 years of increasing management responsibility in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum of 3 year experience working with pellet mills or extruding machinery. Good technical understanding of equipment and machine set up.
    • Training or hands on experience with lean manufacturing, continuous improvement or six sigma.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
    • Bilingual (Spanish) highly desired and recommended though not required.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 
  • REASONING ABILITY
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • COMPUTER SKILLS
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Payroll systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. 
  • OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
    • Light travel required 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Employee normally is required to stand. Employee is occasionally required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
    • Employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions that include dust, wind and sun.
    • Environment at plant is dirty, dusty, odiferous, and 24/7 in all types of weather.

    Apply Online 

    Posted July 19, 2021

FFI Research Assistant 2021-22

The Food Fortification Initiative (FFI) provides technical assistance to partners in multiple countries on how to enrich grains with nutrients to prevent malnutrition. Since it was founded in 2002, FFI has enlisted students to contribute to its vision of “smarter, stronger, healthier people worldwide by improving vitamin and mineral nutrition.”

For summer/fall 2021 – spring 2022, FFI aspires to hire an undergraduate student enrolled in a program in milling science and management or international agriculture, or graduate student of a grain science program for the research assistant position. The Research Assistant will be responsible for completing several activities, including but not limited to:

  • Gathering and synthesizing milling data from the Food and Agriculture Organization, web searches, and FFI’s partners around the world to populate the annual report.
  • Researching fortification statistics and uploading data into a Redcap database.
  • Searching for nationally representative micronutrient surveys and extracting relevant statistics into a database for eventual publication on the FFI website’s country profiles.

Depending on start date, the Research Assistant will work between 8 to 10 hours per week during the summer/fall 2021 semester and up to 15 hours per week during the spring semester of 2022. The Research Assistant will work exclusively online and will be mentored by Scott Montgomery, FFI Director, KSU graduate and former Cargill executive. FFI’s hope is that the newly hired student will work with FFI in the following academic year (2022-23), as well.

The qualities and experience we are seeking in the Research Assistant are as follows:

  • Knowledge of milling processes and practices (wheat flour, maize flour, and rice).
  • Cereal grains supply chain knowledge.
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Excel and large databases.
  • Responsible.
  • Can work independently.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Systematic and organized.

If interested in this position, please provide these documents as part of your application to info@ffinetwork.org

  1. A cover letter indicating your interest in and qualifications for this position.
  2. Your resume

Posted June 17, 2021

POSITION TITLE:          Shift Miller
REPORTS TO:                 Head Miller OR Manufacturing Manager
CLASSIFICATION:        Salaried, Non-Exempt/hourly
REVISED:                          April, 2015

Summary:
The Shift Miller is responsible for reviewing the monitoring and inspection of the product, equipment and processing steps of raw ingredients through finished goods, including monitoring ingredients, formulations, and processing procedures, to ensure production to designed quality standards, using correct procedures as prescribed by company policy and federal standards.

Primary Duties:
Milling

  • Review and manage the flow sheet of each mill and know how to make adjustments to the mill to optimize yield and throughout maintain consistent quality.
  • Identify the different varieties of wheat and make all products to the customer’s specification during their shift.
  • Observe equipment operations to ensure smooth operations and any malfunctions can be detected and corrected.
  • Identify and assist with the resolution of problems in the mills as well as assist with maintenance on the milling equipment.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Clean work areas and equipment, including the cleaning and lubricating of equipment.
  • Confirms product has correct mix and is weighted out to specific customer specifications.

Lab & Other Responsibilities

  • Conduct laboratory analysis accurately, precisely and punctually as described by approved methods, record results and verify accuracy.
  • Comply with prescribed test procedures and sample handling protocols
  • May be responsible for providing supervision to hourly mill personnel, providing work direction and counseling as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience
  • 1 year minimum experience as an assistant miller or equivalent related milling experience
  • Demonstrates effective Communication Skills – written and verbal
  • Thorough knowledge of all mill equipment and basic maintenance needs
  • Knowledge of different wheat varieties
  • Knowledge of grain science and analytical procedures
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot production problems
  • Proficiency with Computers and in Microsoft Office
  • Willing and able to work with wheat products i.e. no wheat/gluten sensitivity

Candidates can apply online here.

Posted March 23, 2021

Location: Carlisle, Iowa
Career Area: Manufacturing
Req ID: 7768

OVERVIEW:
Don’t miss out on one of the country’s best-kept secrets! Des Moines is rated #4 in the country as one of the Best Places to Live according to US News. Des Moines has something for everyone regardless of what you’re looking for! In the vibrant downtown/East Village area you will find great breweries and bars (including the original location of arcade bar Up Down), trendy shops, crazy-good dining (ever watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives?), loft and condo living, and an amazing farmer’s market on Saturdays. Get a full experience of the Heartland of America as you are within a 3- hour drive of Omaha, Kansas City and Minneapolis. Des Moines (Carlisle) is home to one of our high performing flour mills (AVON).

Do you like to be challenged? Are you interested in exposure to the end-to-end supply chain? Are your driven to be the best in class? This is a great opportunity to own multi-functional responsibilities, contribute to the senior leadership team strategies, and be a part of a wonderful work culture.

The plant is a key supplier for the Convenience and Food Service business with bakery flour produced from Avon’s two flour mills. The Avon plant is also the primary supplier of all retail Betty Crocker dry mix pouch products for the Baking Division including cookies, muffins, biscuits, pancakes, and brownies. The Avon plant, located just outside of Des Moines, employs approximately 98 people across the plant.

The Mill and Elevator Manager will provide manufacturing leadership and excellence to deliver a world-class milling operation that continuously pursues zero loss. This position will be responsible to lead, motivate, and develop employees to achieve outstanding manufacturing performance results, while leveraging Continuous Improvement (Lean/TPM) tools, improving individual skills, and enhancing teamwork. This position will serve as member of plant leadership team to establish plant strategies and achieve plant goals. This position will work in collaboration with Convenience and Food Service business leaders in support of broader business initiatives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Identifies, addresses, and mitigates safety risks throughout the organization. Encourages a belief in zero in all employees by removing barriers and clearing obstacles to perform work safely
  • Leads daily and weekly direction setting processes to drive out top losses and set the plan for the day for the mills and elevator
  • Builds capability of the milling and elevator teams to understand equipment functionality, theory of operation, and component make-up
  • Coordinates partnership between maintenance and milling crews to prioritize preventive repair day work
  • Key contributor to the Convenience and Food Service master plan and leads the execution of the 90-day improvement plans to deliver glide path goals for both Mills
  • Ensure that production facilities and finished products meet the company and government standards for quality, sanitation, and safety
  • Educate, develop, and motivate a manufacturing work group to achieve required production results, improve individual technical skills and enable collaboration across boundaries
  • Establish and sustain sound relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovative methods are used to involve others in creative solutions to issues
  • Provide business leadership which demonstrates commitment to department and plant objectives on a day-to-day basis

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Milling Science
  • Previous Milling experience
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience in manufacturing
  • Ability to work with vendors, suppliers, and technical contacts to enhance performance of operational supplies or equipment reliability
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communications and strong listening skills
  • Continuous Improvement experience and familiarity with foundational systems
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity and change
  • Mature approach to challenging situations and environments

COMPANY OVERVIEW

We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

Posted May 7, 2021

Opportunities in Latin America

DIRECTOR DE MOLINO

Liven Agro S.A. es líder europeo en la producción de maíces para la industria agroalimentaria. Estamos especializados en todo tipo de maíces para las diferentes ramas de la alimentación humana. Procesamiento del grano en sus diferentes productos básicos, sémola de maíz, harinas. Seguimiento del cultivo en campo, recolección, almacenamiento, selección limpieza y envasado según las necesidades de los clientes. Desde Liven Agro S.A. apostamos por el talento que quiera asumir el desafío de ayudarnos a cumplir con proyectos estimulantes que requieren de investigación y desarrollo para la innovación agrícola.

Descripción de la oferta
Reportando a gerencia, la persona seleccionada deberá: Dirigir el sistema de producción de nuestro molino garantizando la satisfacción de la demanda de nuestros productos en un 100% en términos de volumen, calidad y oportunidad. Lo hará mediante los principios de ingeniería aplicados al diseño, optimización de procesos y resolución de problemas así como a la evaluación e implementación de nuevas tecnologías.

Funciones laborales esenciales:

  • Gestionar la calidad, formulación y seguimiento de presupuestos, políticas de seguridad e higiene industrial.
  • Comparar las tecnologías disponibles internas y externas e impulsar mejoras en relación a las existentes.
  • Proponer mejoras en el diseño de equipos y proveedores.
  • Estandarizar operaciones y metodologías.
  • Ayudar a resolver problemas técnicos aplicables en planta.
  • Establecer metas y liderar el cumplimiento del plan de producción en términos de productividad, calidad y costes.
  • Trabajar en colaboración con otros departamentos en la implementación de enfoques innovadores para la operación y el mantenimiento de la planta.
  • Asegurar el buen funcionamiento de las máquinas y/o equipos detectando y coordinando las necesidades de mantenimiento mediante la asistencia técnica, informe de fallos y la participación en el mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo.
  • Analizar periódicamente los diferentes procesos a fin de identificar fuentes de ahorro que rentabilicen la operación, controlando estándares de producción, mano de obra, consumo y calidad, de acuerdo a los parámetros establecidos, manteniendo así la calidad de los productos.
  • Detectar las necesidades de nuestros clientes y traducirlas en estrategias que permitan generar rentabilidad en el negocio a través de soluciones tangibles y efectivas.

Habilidades requeridas:

  • Liderazgo: gerencia de equipos, comunicación efectiva, toma de decisiones, proactividad.
  • Auditoría de procesos: manejo de indicadores, estrategia empresarial, excelencia operacional y mejora continua.
  • Gerencia de proyectos industriales: desarrollo de planes de inversión, implementación tecnológica y operacional para plantas procesadoras de cereales
  • Manejo de Microsoft Office (Excel avanzado) y Autocad
  • Pensamiento analítico, estratégico y conceptual orientado tanto al detalle como a resultados.
  • Inglés avanzado, C1.
  • Gran conocimiento de una variedad de operaciones de unidades de proceso. Algunos ejemplos incluyen manejo del grano, limpieza y molienda de maíz, transporte de productos, sistemas de control de polvo, empaque y / o carga de recipientes a granel, sistemas de automatización y almacenamiento.

Educación y Experiencia requerida:
Licenciatura en los campos de Ingeniería, Ciencias de la Molienda, Fabricación de Producción, Tecnología, Procesamiento de Alimentos u otro campo relacionado.
Experiencia mínima de 3 años en sistemas productivos de plantas de molino de maíz.

Otros datos:
Proyecto estable con posibilidades de crecimiento profesional a largo plazo dentro de la compañía.

Si encajas con el perfil o conoces a alguien que lo haga, envíanos el CV a: rrhh@livenagro.com.

CHIEF MILLER

Liven Agro S.A. It is the European leader in the production of corn for the food industry. We are specialized in all types of corn for the different branches of human consumption. Processing of the grain in its different basic products, corn grits, flours. Monitoring of the cultivation in the field, collection, storage, selection, cleaning and packaging according to the needs of the clients. From Liven Agro S.A. We are committed to the talent that wants to take on the challenge of helping us fulfill stimulating projects that require research and development for agricultural innovation.

Offer description
Reporting to management, the selected person must: Direct the production system of our mill, guaranteeing 100% satisfaction of the demand for our products in terms of volume, quality and timeliness. It will do so through engineering principles applied to design, process optimization and problem solving as well as to the evaluation and implementation of new technologies.

Essential job functions:
Manage the quality, formulation and monitoring of budgets, safety and industrial hygiene policies.
Compare available internal and external technologies and drive improvements in relation to existing ones.
Propose improvements in the design of equipment and suppliers.
Standardize operations and methodologies.
Help solve technical problems applicable in the plant.
Establish goals and lead the fulfillment of the production plan in terms of productivity, quality and costs.
Work collaboratively with other departments in implementing innovative approaches to plant operation and maintenance.
Ensure the proper functioning of the machines and / or equipment by detecting and coordinating maintenance needs through technical assistance, fault reporting and participation in preventive and corrective maintenance.
Periodically analyze the different processes in order to identify sources of savings that make the operation profitable, controlling production, labor, consumption and quality standards, according to the established parameters, thus maintaining the quality of the products.
Detect the needs of our clients and translate them into strategies that allow generating profitability in the business through tangible and effective solutions.

Required skills:
Leadership: team management, effective communication, decision making, proactivity.
Process audit: management of indicators, business strategy, operational excellence and continuous improvement.
Management of industrial projects: development of investment plans, technological and operational implementation for cereal processing plants
Management of Microsoft Office (advanced Excel) and Autocad
Analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking oriented to both detail and results.
Advanced English, C1.
Great knowledge of a variety of process unit operations. Some examples include grain handling, corn cleaning and milling, product transportation, dust control systems, packing and / or loading of bulk containers, automation and storage systems.

Education and Experience required:
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Engineering, Milling Science, Production Manufacturing, Technology, Food Processing or other related field.
Minimum experience of 3 years in production systems of corn mill plants.

Other data:
Stable project with possibilities for long-term professional growth within the Company

Send your CV to: rrhh@livenagro.com

Posted December 29, 2020

Opportunities in the Middle East and Africa

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the transfer for the wheat from the vessels to the silos, and opposite for the bran
  • Management of the wheat and flour bin inventory
  • Obtaining an extraction rate of flour corresponding to the standards of the profession
  • Continuing looking for new and better methods to improve the overall operation and its efficiency
  • Ensure a high quality of flour and bran production
  • Maintain order and discipline within the operational personnel
  • Establish rules and regulations in order to improve safety procedures
  • Ensure that the company meets and exceeds local safety and environmental regulations
  • Implement and improve Seaboard Corporate Operation manual policies
  • Weekly, monthly and annual control of the balance sheets of production and their follow-up
  • Presentation of the weekly, monthly, semi-annual (for Kansas) and annual production  reports
  • Responsible for the production and inventory figures given to the Finance department
  • Responsible for the training of the workers and their professional follow-up
  • Ensure permanent training for the employees
  • Overall responsibility for the maintenance of the mill
  • Responsible for the security and hygiene in all the installation of the company
  • Control of bags, additives, spare parts, fuel, water and tools inventory and stock
  • Responsible for the order of goods and items for the operation of the mill (except for the wheat)
  • Manage relationships with third party suppliers (both service and commodity)
  • Maintain communication and customer relations at all times
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with products being delivered

Qualifications

  • Milling degree preferred or accredited certificate in Milling Sciences
  • 5+ year grain milling experience
  • Technical knowledge of specific agricultural commodities
  • Exceptional organizational skills are required for the position
  • Fluency in English required
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred
  • Ability to regularly work odd hours due to product demands

Apply at seaboard.overseas.com

Posted on August 12, 2021

MEGA MARKET (PVT) LTD
The successful applicant will be responsible to the Processing Manager for:

  • The overall performance of a new 400 ton per day Wheat Mill and an existing 100 ton per day Maize Mill situated in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
  • Assisting with the commissioning of the new Wheat Mill and bringing it to its rated capacity by the end of Quarter 1 2022.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of the staff necessary to man the new Wheat Mill.
  • Drawing up and implementing Quality, Food Safety, Hygiene and Health and Safety standards and SOP’s for all Milling operations.
  • Designing and implementing effective GMP programs for both Mills.
  • Planning, controlling and coordinating all production operations in a manner consistent with defined quality and other standards.
  • Producing annual operating budgets and maintaining strict financial controls over all Milling costs.
  • Producing daily, weekly and monthly performance reports for both Milling operations.
  • Managing the wheat and maize procurement processes to optimise stock holdings, stock quality and stock cost.
  • Working with the Sales Marketing Department to develop an optimal product range and establish markets for those products.
  • Planning and controlling the ordering and usage of production consumables, packaging and spare parts to ensure that availability and cost are optimised.
  • Ensuring that all stocks are controlled and reconciled on a regular basis.
  • Consistently meeting finished product quality standards and ensuring that all products meet customer quality requirements and specifications.
  • Implementing systems for continual operational and quality improvement and innovation.
  • Liaising with the Engineering Services Manager to ensure that equipment availability and efficiency is maximised by implementing an effective preventive maintenance system.
  • Managing and motivating Mill staff.
  • Using KPI’s to measure, manage and reward staff performance.
  • Implementing on the job, internal and external training and development programmes for all Milling employees.

Required Education and Experience

  • A milling/food processing related tertiary qualification.
  • A post-graduate management qualification would also be advantageous.
  • Ten years of hands on experience in a wheat milling environment where at least 4 years have been spent at middle management level.
  • In depth knowledge of the maize and wheat food industry environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage a unionized work force.
  • A good understanding of the operations of standardised milling equipment, standardised grain testing equipment and milling laboratory instruments.
  • Must be computer literate and should have experience with SCADA control systems.
  • Should have good problem solving skills and experience with SPC and root cause analysis.
  • Should have experience with Preventive Maintenance systems and managing maintenance personnel.
  • Competence in implementing and maintaining ISO/HACCP management systems
  • Working knowledge of ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Should have good people and performance management skills.
  • Should possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Send resume/CV to: HR@megamarket.co.zw

Posted July 20, 2021

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