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Production Specialist - Des Moines, IA

Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Production Specialist Entry Level Operator
Location: Des Moines, IA
Animal Nutrition
Job Type: Full Time, Hourly
Pay Range: up to 23.00
Sign on Bonus: $1500
Shift(s) Available: Monday through Thursday 10-hour shifts. Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed
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Why Join?

  • Benefits Start First Day - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Weekly Pay
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays - Available Immediately
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 401K/ESOP, pension with ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees,' Spouse and Children
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Perks at work (discount program with several companies) Summary
    You will gain knowledge of the facility, general department knowledge, and handle tasks through completion of tasks and look for ways to improve the process and personal performance. Production Specialists are expected to perform a variety of jobs, tasks or duties as assigned including responsible for bagging all finished product and/or completing the cut-in operations; ensuring the correct ingredients are added to the correct mixing system at the correct time.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Work in a fast-paced environment to complete various processes including weighing, bagging, packing, unpacking, labeling, and storing products and sanitizing around facility (sweeping, compressed air cleaning) in proper packaging as stated on the BMI
    • Ensure finished product amount is accurate when compared to the BMI
    • Ensure the proper material is bagged within the correct labeled container and is within weight tolerances
    • Verify the lot number, pallet cards, product code, and tag code listed on the ingredient is placed on the batch ticket and the label affixed to the labeled container is present, accurate and legible.
    • Responsible for the addition of all hand add ingredients to the correct mixer at the proper time
    • Retrieve ingredients from the staging areas and place by the correct mixer; verify the correct number of ingredients are staged and initialed off on the BMI
    • Verify the lot number listed on the bagged ingredient is placed on the batch ticket
    • Verify that the components and amounts are correct when batch is completed
    • Responsible for ensuring area is kept clean and document all listed housekeeping duties on Sanitation records have been completed
    • Follow all cut-in procedures as outlined in Standard Operation Procedures
    • Interact regularly with peers and management to pursue continuous improvement of facility operations and promote a teamwork focused environment
    • Communicate with team/shift employees concerning proper operation of equipment, changes in flow rates or processing capabilities safety concerns, product quality issues and maintenance issues
    • Understand and adhere to ADM's Safety, Environmental Compliance and Food Quality and goal of achieving a zero-injury culture.
    • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
    • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance and maintain attendance record in accordance with company policy
    • After training, operate equipment associated with the loadout and unloading process for bulk materials including trucks and/or rail cars, utilizing scales, pumps, conveyor, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned Requirements:
      • Must be 18 years or older
      • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
      • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in English (verbal/written)
      • High School diploma or equivalent
      • Experience in production and/or similar military environment (preferred) On-the-Job Training Requirements:
        • Complete ADM safety, food safety, quality, and environmental training
        • Participate in company planned operations training
        • Equipment training may include but not limited to JLG, forklift, non-DOT truck, reach lift, etc. Working Conditions
          • Ambient conditions - Work area is, typically, a non-air-conditioned production environment. Hot or cold Temperatures, all seasonal elements, both indoors and outdoors
          • Atmosphere: Dust, cotton, canola seed, and odor
          • Must be able to work around noise levels that may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift
          • Company provided protective clothing required: Uniforms, hardhats, earplugs, safety glasses, hair restraints, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and safety harness may be required based on task performed; employees are required to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) (i.e., hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms, and steel-toed boots) in addition to job specific PPE requirements.
          • Must adhere to food grade quality standards (i.e., no jewelry, piercings, etc.) Physical Requirements
            • Ability to move about or to a work site by ascending/descending stairs, bending, kneeling and prolonged periods of standing and sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently
            • Ability to operate equipment or machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights or in confined spaces
            • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 55 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds overhead
            • Requires ability and willingness to wear respirators *Employees in roles that require respirators will need to be clean shaven.
            • Ability to traverse up to two (2) miles during the course of a workday Work Hours
              • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed
              • The shift schedule is Monday through Thursday, 10-hour shifts.
                This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
                ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
                ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
                About ADM:
                ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at

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