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Mennel Milling Mill Operator in Mt Olive, Illinois

Mill OperatorMt Olive, IL

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Full TimeMill Operator

Mt Olive, IL

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Come join our family at Mennel Milling, a 130 year old industry leader who is searching for our leaders of tomorrow. We’d love to talk with you about our progressive company and how you could fit into Team Mennel. Give us a call today!

Competitive pay and benefits. Must pass substance abuse testing, post-offer physical evaluation and background check. See job description listed below. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to operate and maintain the flour mill under the direction of the Head Miller/Shift Miller. This position will sustain the food safety policy, mission, purpose and quality statements of the Mennel Milling Company.

PRIMARY WORK SHIFT: Rotation 12 hour schedule, some weekend work included. Shift could vary depending on workload/needs


Include the following - Other duties may be assigned:

  • Coordinates with Shift Miller to process the transfer of all flour products

  • Responsible to transfer flour per quality department and customer specifications

  • Perform quality analysis and food safety check on flour transfers

  • Assist Shift Miller with mill changes and daily operations

  • Assist with mill repair equipment, as needed

  • Maintain good communications with the workforce, between shifts, and between departments.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment by following SOPs and master sanitation schedule

  • Attend all training sessions, as required

  • Responsible to cover for the Shift Miller in their absence


This position has no supervisory duties.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent required

  • 1-3 years of flour milling, food productions or manufacturing experience preferred

  • Ability to pass a Respirator Fit Test and work with a respirator.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and organize tasks and follow through to ensure completion of assignments in an efficient and high-quality manner.

  • Must have a “hands-on” style and be intimately involved with department operations.

  • Must have ability to know how materials flow through a particular process and/or a sequence of operations.

  • Open communication and interpersonal skills are required in relationships with both internal and external customers within the organization.

  • Must have solid computer skills.

  • Must maintain professionalism.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Requires initiative to recognize equipment design problems or other maintenance related issues in the packaging and warehouse operation.

  • Must have solid problem-solving skills.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, procedures, and plans. Ability to write reports, complete checklists and other basic documentation and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information or data in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers, supervisors, and managers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Must use solid judgment when making decisions. Must have ability to quickly recognize and plan for changing work duties and events.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to perform maintenance tasks, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to conditions that are typical to a fast- paced manufacturing environment, including: moving equipment and machinery, dusty, hot/humid, and cold conditions; employee must be willing to work in all weather conditions, at heights, in precarious places; in the presence of airborne particles, and with the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment usually requires the use of hearing protection.