1st Shift Production Associate Blender Utility offering $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus
Hastings MN
Full Time


Hastings MN
Job Description

1st Shift Production Associate Blender Utility offering $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus


Your role: 

The blender utility is involved in all the activities in the Blending Department.  The primary responsibilities sanitation and blender relief.  You will receive training as needed to perform the operational duties, which provides great opportunities for advancement.   


The schedule for this position will be 3 (12hours) on and 3 off. This is an daytime position with hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We are committed to providing an adequate work and life balance for this position and will not require mandatory overtime on scheduled days off. You do, however, have the opportunity to volunteer for overtime.



 To succeed, you must be able to: 

·         Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.  

·         Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.  

·         Operate with simplicity, clarity, and transparency.  

·         Deal with and drive change.  

·         Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.  

·         Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others. 

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, and compliance in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner. 


Your responsibilities: 

·         Specialized cleaning tasks such as bin cleaning, working sifters, filter sock changes, etc. 

·         Timely and efficient movement of flour to support the packers, bulk trucks, and rail cars. 

·         Consistent communication with Millers on product availability. 

·         Coordinate tasks of Bulk Loader and Bulk Utility personnel to drive efficiency. 

·         Comply with GMP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, Sanitation and Regulatory mandates. 

·         Communicate effectively with scheduler, truck drivers, department supervisors, and teammates. 

·         Any other duties as assigned, including but not limited to attending safety meetings.  

·         Comply with GMP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, Sanitation and Regulatory mandates. 


Essential skills and experience: 

·         High School Diploma or GED. 

·         Has demonstrated the ability to work within a diverse group, communicate effectively, motivate others, foster teamwork, and exhibit self-control and awareness. 

·         Basic computer skills.  

·         Excellent Communication Skills - written and verbal. 

·         Ability to prioritize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks.  


Good to have: 

·         Experience in a production setting. 

·         Experience working in a team environment. 

·         Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, and shares expertise with others. 

·         Experience with OSHA, food safety rules, and regulations.  


Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation): 

·         Willing and able to work in a plant environment that at times, may be dusty, include temperature extremes, include indoor and outdoor work, involve climbing, heavy lifting, and other forms of physical exertion.  

·         Willing and able to work with wheat products, dust, i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies. 


At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.   



Hastings MN


2005 South Vermillion Street, Hastings MN, 55033

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