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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

Ardent Mills Saginaw, TX

Saginaw, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


About Us

Welcome to Ardent Mills, a new company dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry s broadest range of traditional and organic flours, whole grains, customized blends and specialty products. Our ingredients are backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery and a Mobile Innovation Center. We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. And we re looking for dynamic people to join our team.

About the Plant

The Saginaw Plant is one of the largest in Ardent Mills, with 85 employees. We are located North of Ft. Worth in Saginaw TX, just off of I-820 and US287. We have a long history of delivering grain milling services to some of the area s top food producers, and providing an interesting, stable work environment for people who want to be in the food manufacturing business.

The Role

The Utility Worker position is a gateway job to a long-term career with Ardent Mills. In it, you ll learn the basics of flour milling, be responsible for sanitation and cleanliness, and learn to fill in at one or more work stations in the business.

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 in the grain elevator, mill floor, or packing lines.

Training is primarily done during the 1st (day) shift, but new employees must be willing and able to work ALL shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and be available for regular overtime and/or weekend work and holidays as needed.

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.

Key Accountabilities

* Routine cleaning of floors, equipment, roofs and outside grounds.

* Specialized cleaning tasks such as bin cleanings, rebolt sifter, filter sock changes.

* 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 and attending monthly safety meetings.

* Ascend and descend stairs throughout the facility.

* Climb ladders (both step and extension).

* Wear required Personal Protective Equipment.

* Follow verbal and written instructions (English).

* Communicate with peers and supervisors (English).

Skills & Experience

* Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

* Must be willing and able to work additional hours which may include overtime, weekends, and holidays.

* Communication skills in English (both verbal and written).

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

* Must be willing to accept accountability and work well in a team.

* Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

* Previous work experience in a production environment.

* Must be able to work in hot and cold environments and dusty environments.

* Computer savvy.


Ardent Mills is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees in this role. 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.