Manufacturing Associate - Utility - $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus
Saginaw TX


Saginaw TX
Manufacturing Associate - Utility - $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus
Your role:

As a Manufacturing Associate – Utility Operator, you will be responsible for ensuring the sanitation and cleanliness of sections of the facility and learning the basics of flour milling. People who successfully adapt to the work environment, job duties and safety culture of Ardent Mills will be considered for promotion into other roles as they become available. This work requires physical exertion, the ability to learn and follow work instructions, a good safety sense, the willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver, and a strong sense of personal accountability for all of these areas. To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Perform duties and deliver results in new situations while adhering to safety and food safety policies without compromising the team’s values. 
  • 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, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Routine cleaning of floors, equipment, roofs and outside grounds in any department there is a need.
  • Specialized cleaning tasks such as bin cleaning, sifter work, filter sock changes, IPM equipment clean-outs.
  • Special duties assigned by management.
  • Basic process maintenance.
  • Get cross-trained in at least two different operator jobs.
  • Responsible for understanding and following all personnel and equipment safety policies; Sanitation policies; following all Business Unit policies and procedures.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Proficient in computer tools including email and spreadsheets.
  • Proficient in English both written and verbally.

Good to have:

  • At least one year of manufacturing or plant operations experience.  

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

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to work in a dusty environment and wear respiratory protection. 
  • Able to work in hot and cold conditions.  
  • Ascend and Descend stairs throughout the facility.
  • Climb step and extension ladders as well as on top of rail cars (if necessary).  
  • Wear the required PPE. 

Other considerations:

  • Must be willing to accept accountability and work well in a team.
  • Must be willing and able to work 1st (0700 – 1500) – 2nd (1500 – 2300) or 3rd shift (2300 – 0700), weekends, Holidays, 7-day weeks, and opposing shifts when needed.
  • Must be willing to get cross-trained in at least one other position for development within the facility and to provide any relief duties as needed.

Overall Physical Activity Level:

  • Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or up negligible amount of force frequently
  • Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or 10 lbs of force frequently
  • Medium: Exerting up to 20 – 50 lbs of force occasionally and/or 10 - 25 lbs of force frequently
  • Heavy: Exerting up to 50 – 100 lbs of force occasionally and/or 20 - 50 lbs of force frequently
  • Very Heavy work: Exerting over 100 lbs of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs of force frequently and in excess of 20 lbs of force constantly)

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.


Saginaw TX


401 East Industrial Blvd, Saginaw TX, 76179

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