Farmer Ground Flour is a small, organically certified flour mill, focusing on stone milling a variety of grains grown here in upstate New York (formerly the breadbasket of the Northeast!).  We are a small company with 10 employees, but we are growing very rapidly and are in need of a person with diverse mechanical skills to help maintain existing equipment as well as potentially install and design new systems.  We have a great informal working environment, and we can offer benefits including flexible working hours and health insurance.  As a growing company, there is great potential for an applicant interested in diverse experiences, learning new skills, and growing with the company.

Job description:   Our milling, cleaning, and grain handling system has been largely self-built, from a variety of equipment sources, both used and new.  As such, we have an ongoing need for maintenance, repair, and general problem-solving.  Desirable skills include welding, metal fabrication, basic electrical skills and diagnosis, familiarity with motors and power transmission, bearing repair and alignment, sheet metal and spouting repair, etc.  The ideal applicant will be comfortable climbing bins and ladders with the appropriate safety gear.

We have existing staff doing maintenance and repair, so the job involves working as part of a team on planning and executing projects, as well as coordinating with our production team.  We can accommodate applicants with a range of skills; serious electrical skills are desirable but not required.  If the applicant is interested and qualified, there are opportunities to work with PLCs and automation, pneumatic and dust collection design and installation, and general milling system engineering and millwright work.

Please send inquiries or resumes to gregomol@gmail.com

Posted January 4, 2022

WMC logoJob Title: Executive Director
Employment Classification: Full-time, Salaried/Exempt
Supervises: Technical Director, Operations Manager, Office Manager
Reporting Relationship: Wheat Marketing Center (and Affiliate) Boards of Directors
Location: Portland, Oregon
Salary: based on experience

To apply, please include a Resume and Cover Letter.

Posting open through: January 21, 2022

About Wheat Marketing Center:
The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) is a dynamic and multifaceted non-profit research and technical training entity with both a national and international focus. Funded by eight state wheat commissions, WMC promotes multiple classes of U.S. wheat by demonstrating their quality and functionality in end products including Asian noodles, crackers and biscuits, tortillas and flatbread, and other wheat foods. WMC also partners with U.S. Wheat Associates to provide technical training for key customers and to evaluate the quality of the annual white wheat crop.

WMC’s pilot scale production lines, state-of-the-art quality testing equipment, and internationally recognized technical expertise provide great value to state wheat commission partners, wheat industry stakeholders, and milling and food manufacturers around the world.

WMC has two affiliate entities:

  • WMC Lab Services, the for-profit subsidiary providing commercial testing services and proprietary research and product development for domestic and international customers.
  • WMC Title Holding Co., the entity responsible for managing the WMC’s partnership interest in the Albers Mill Building.

Role Summary:
The Executive Director coordinates with the Board of Directors of Wheat Marketing Center (“WMC”) and its affiliates, WMC staff, and stakeholders to fulfill the organization’s vision, mission and goals. The Executive Director manages daily WMC operations and is accountable for the effective delivery of services and programs related to conducting wheat utilization research, educating the wheat industry on end-use quality characteristics, promoting partnerships, and facilitating dialogue among wheat industry leaders, both domestically and internationally. The Executive Director oversees development of an annual budget of $1.5+ million. This position leads a 6-person staff, plus part time, seasonal and Visiting Scholar positions. The Executive Director publicly represents the organization, and reports to the Board Chairpersons of the three (3) Boards of Directors and works under general direction of the WMC Board of Directors and its affiliates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Board of Directors

  • Ensures effective engagement of all three Boards’ members through regular communication with the boards and committees
  • Plans two WMC board meetings per year, prepares high quality Board materials, and oversees meeting coordination and follow-up
  • Plans committee meetings as needed to accomplish detailed work related to finance, human resources, and board governance and nominations
  • Interprets trends in the domestic and international wheat industry for the Board
  • Supports Board member recruitment and development in partnership with the Chair and the nominating committee
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Strategic Planning

  • Provides strategic leadership for the organization, engaging staff, Board, and stakeholders in effective planning efforts
  • Aligns the annual budget with action plan priorities, creating opportunities for participation and feedback from staff, Board and stakeholders
  • Monitors trends in applied research affecting the wheat export and processing industry
  • Implements goals, objectives and performance measures established by the Board of Directors
  • Leads periodic strategic review of mission, programs and priorities

Business Development & Implementation

  • Oversees design and implementation of programs to achieve goals in strategic and annual plans
  • Sets program priorities and creates budget for individual activities
  • Identifies new business opportunities for Wheat Marketing Center and WMC Laboratory Services, and works with WMC team members to implement new programs
  • Ensures independent third-party evaluation of programs and incorporates recommended improvements

Finance

  • Prepares annual budgets consistent with approved mission, goals and objectives
  • Prepares annual funding requests for state wheat commissions
  • Negotiates funding contracts with wheat commissions and other funders
  • Oversees financial management and reports regularly on actual to budget results for both operating and capital resources
  • Ensures proper internal controls for financial operations
  • Manages preparation for annual financial audit
  • Develops recommendations for the Treasurer for the strategic investment and management of WMC funds
  • Monitors and actively participates in the Albers Mill Building Partnership
  • Works closely with the WMC attorney on Albers Mill Building Partnership management

Organizational Operations

  • Ensures compliance with all legal, contractual and fiduciary obligations
  • Recommends policies to the Board for consideration and adoption to ensure efficient operations and performance

Communications

  • Communicates in a timely and responsive manner with state wheat commissions and other partners
  • Develops and maintains solid working relationships with key stakeholders in the grain trade, federal inspection services, producer organizations, reporting achievements and pursuing mutual opportunities for collaboration
  • Reaches out to partner organizations with related missions, identifying opportunities to strengthen existing efforts and initiating new ways to achieve fulfill common interests.
  • Represents the organization in regional, national and international forums designed to further wheat education, research and utilization, brand recognition, and the benefits of U.S. wheat
  • Handles public relations and media inquiries, explaining the WMC’s function to stakeholders and key constituents
  • Gives presentations to funders, farmers and others related to WMC’s mission

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Directly hires, supports and supervises staff responsible for all organization functions. Mutually defines annual programs, priorities and targets, monitors progress and provides effective management
  • Ensures that all organizational responsibilities are designed and fulfilled in an effective and service-oriented manner
  • Creates both individual and collective team training and development opportunities to enhance professional growth
  • Creates an inclusive environment and positive culture where staff is engaged, achievements are recognized, and individual and collective accountability is fostered
  • Builds an esprit de corps among staff that invites different viewpoints and results in clear business solutions, decision-making and effective communication
  • Supervises and directs staff in the performance of their duties, being ultimately responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of their work
  • Evaluates the performance of staff members, jointly sets work goals with individual staff, and provides coaching as necessary to encourage enhanced staff performance
  • Encourages communication between team members to increase effective operation

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Minimum five (5) years managerial experience with demonstrated expertise in agribusiness, food processing, financial and personnel management, and decision-making for an organization of comparable size, complexity and focus
  • Bachelors from an accredited university or equivalent experience, required
  • M.A. or M.S. in agribusiness, preferred
  • Proven ability to work effectively with governing boards and committees
  • Deep familiarity with wheat quality, industry issues and business development
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, electronic marketing platform, webinar and meeting hosting platform, and project management software.
  • Experience in supervising/leading staff, and appropriately prioritizing, organizing and planning strategically for effective program design and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and sustain financial performance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective public speaking
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens, e-mail and mail, talk on the phone.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends and attend events required.

Work Environment

  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Exposure to wheat dust, airborne particles, and gluten allergens
  • Interaction with staff, clients, stakeholders, and Board members

Travel

  • Domestic and international travel is required, approximately 30% including weekends. Valid driver’s license and passport are required.

Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this Job Description at any time. The Job Description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by the Board.

To apply, please include a Resume and Cover Letter, CLICK HERE!

Posted January 4, 2022

Technologist, Milling – Full Time (Permanent Position)

Competition Number 21-08

Who Can Apply:  Persons who reside and are legally able to work in Canada.
This posting is for a full-time, permanent position for a Technologist who will assist with work related to activities in Cereals Canada’s Milling department. Reporting to the Manager, Milling, the Technologist, Milling will assist with milling / processing of wheat and pulse samples.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a complete milling process (with or without assistance) by receiving wheat/pulses (up to 1 ton in weight), preparing it for milling, operating milling equipment and bagging and storing finished products and by products (up to 40 kg in weight).
  • Conduct milling for fee-for-service activities and other research projects.
  • Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on equipment in the milling and pulse processing areas.
  • Conduct data analysis and provide feedback to the Manager that will be useful in completion of a project.
  • Prepare and present on topics related to laboratory, pilot and commercial milling to program participants.
  • Participate in international missions.
  • Provide milling related technical support to existing and potential domestic and international customers.
  • Co-leads or Chair technical exchange programs.
  • Conduct demonstrations and tours of the Milling department and other technology areas.
  • Provides general housekeeping for milling and pulse processing areas.

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, results oriented and innovative individual with 5 to 7 years of work experience in a commercial milling environment. Completion of a milling course, given by a recognized training organization (nabim, KSU, IAOM, Bühler Training Center, Swiss School of Milling etc.) is highly desirable. The successful individual will have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and possess excellent communication (verbal and written) skills. Analytical, decision-making, problem solving, and planning skills are also critical. The candidate must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally.

Due to the nature of our business and our interaction with the public, it is Cereal Canada’s expectation that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in a manner approved by Health Canada. Declaring vaccination status is a condition of employment unless a request for accommodation in accordance with The Human Rights Code (Manitoba) has been received and approved by Cereals Canada. Reasonable documentation supporting any request for accommodation will be required.

About Cereals Canada
Cereals Canada unifies the value chain, connecting crop development companies, growers, exporters, and processors to deliver on its promise to advance nourishment by offering responsibly farmed premium crops that are consistent in their quality. Cereals Canada is also a globally recognized independent expert in Canadian grain milling, quality and end-use functionality. Its goal is to increase market opportunities for millers and ensure end-user success.

Cereals Canada is proud of its diverse workforce comprised of employees who are valued for their individual skills and attributes. Employees enjoy excellent working conditions, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume including cover letter and salary expectations on or before March 31, 2022 to:

Manager, People and Business Resources

Cereals Canada

E: careers@cerealscanada.ca

 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Posted December 1, 2021

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

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

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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