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Mill Equipment Operator

Company: Lignetics Inc.
Location: Youngsville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Type: Full timeShift: Second Shift (Will train on First Shift)Salary: $17 DOE
** Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
Mill Operator Description:

  • Responsible for operating and adjusting pellet mills.
  • Performing QC testing of finished pellets.
  • Responsible for testing incoming raw material and mixing moisture content.
  • Responsible for roll changes on pellet mills using overhead hoist.
  • Perform routine inspections of the process to identify any issues or problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Inspections and Maintenance:
    • Assist dryer operator with keeping pellet moisture between 4-4.5% moisture content by giving feedback to dryer operator.
    • Measure and record the Durability, the volume of fines, and pellet diameter, and perform soak tests on finished pellets to keep our quality in line with PFI standards.
    • Continuously watch for problems troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, spot fires, and hot bearings.
    • Maintain pellet mill feed rates and adjust or change pellet mill rolls/dies accordingly.
    • Maintain a clean work area by clearing piles of sawdust around the mill room.
    • Perform ash tests on the mix as well as the finished pellet and communicate these to the dryer op.
    • Perform visual volumes of the silo's volume and report that to the dryer op.Requirements: Communication and Teamwork:
      • Assisting the Packaging, Loader, and dryer Operators on the shift.
      • Collect the shift Operator reports and verify that the paperwork is complete and accurate-complete daily Shift Summary Reports.
      • Report and monitor, incidents, accidents, and maintenance requests.
      • Lead by example with exemplary attendance, work ethic, positive attitude, professionalism, and a safety-first mentality.
      • Participate in down-day repairs and cleaning of the process.
      • Perform other duties as requiredQualifications/Education:
        • A High School diploma or GED is preferred.
        • Requires working knowledge of all aspects of the production process.
        • Requires a high degree of technical, and analytical skills.
        • Must be able to pass the company forklift certification.
        • Must be able to lift to 80 lbs safely, nearly waist-high, and stand for up to 12 hours per day.
        • Requires ability to use catwalks and climb ladders that connect catwalks up to 30 feet high.
        • Requires mechanical and troubleshooting skills to solve pellet mill maintenance problems.
        • Requires the ability to do simple to basic math calculations.
        • Must be able to work in a high temperature/ humidity area.
        • Must be able to work in confined spaces.Benefits:
          • Annual Bonus.
          • Employee referral bonus program.
          • 2 weeks paid time off + 2 floating holidays.
          • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (FSA & HSA options).
          • Life insurance, short-term & long-term disability.
          • 401(k) with employer match & immediate vesting.
          • Employee heating pellet program.
          • Lignetics SWAG gear to include an annual pair of work boots & other PPE.Lignetics, Inc. offers clean, renewable solutions. We have 30 years of experience innovating eco-friendly essentials for everyday life. Lignetics manufactures a variety of consumer brands in several different categories, including wood pellets for home heating, BBQ pellets for grilling, wood pellets and shavings for animal bedding, and a wood fiber-based cat litter. Each of our products has unique features and benefits but is linked with a wonderful recycled, renewable, sustainable, and carbon-neutral story. We turn recycled sawdust into value-add, branded consumer products



Keywords: Lignetics Inc., Erie , Mill Equipment Operator, Other , Youngsville, Pennsylvania

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