Operator 3

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Red Oak, IA -Iowa, US, 51566

Company: Bunge


The Production Operator is assigned to day shift but will cover vacation and call-ins as needed.  The position is paid $21.63 per hour.  Health and welfare benefits begin on date of hire, there is a perfect attendance award, and an annual bonus.


Core Functions:

  • All job duties require attention to safe operation and demonstration of safe work habits and behaviors.  This includes the use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the job task.
    • Safety related duties as assigned include but are not limited to safety inspection, assist with lockout tagout and confined space entry, CPR, present safety topics, etc.
  • All duties include general area housekeeping responsibilities.
  • All duties require adherence to Bunge’s quality and GMP/HACCP process and procedures.
  • All duties require attention to product specifications and proper product handling.
  • Record data, secure samples and perform necessary process control tests required for successful operation of the facility.
  • All duties require equipment and tank inspection in accordance with safety and operating procedures.
  • Most job duties require employee to successfully complete Bunge’s forklift training and certification in order to operate the forklift as part of job duties.
  • Evaluate work areas, respond to alarms, assist with housekeeping controls in packaging/production areas
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Cooker & Mill Operator:
    • Maintains correct and proper operation of all equipment pertaining to the corn masa milling and packing process.
    • Record data, secures samples and performs necessary process control tests required for the successful operation of the plant.
    • Notifies supervisor of irregularities.
    • Removes choke-ups and feeds in spills.
    • Performs minor repair work as required for the efficient operation of the mill.
    • Performs any necessary lubrication in emergency situations where loss of production could occur.
    • Inspect and clean magnets and record results.
    • Packages designated products as instructed.
    • Obtains proper bags from packaging areas.
    • Maintains proper bag weights and records data as required.
    • Sets, cleans and adjusts code daters, sealers and bag turners
  • Waste Water Treatment:
    • Responsible for operating waste water equipment and ensuring the equipment is properly cleaned and maintained.
    • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the waste water area and ensure daily, weekly and monthly operating schedules are completed.
    • Responsible for accurately recoding all data and maintaining accurate log books.

Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED is preferred but not required.
  • Previous operator or mill experience is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiently read and write in English for the purposes of record keeping and safety and quality training and processes. 
  • Must have basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and understand various units of measure (US Currency, Imperial weights and measurements, Metric weights and measurements), common fractions and decimal usage. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and varied schedules as necessitated by operations.

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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