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Mill Operator

Company: Lignetics Inc.
Location: Columbia City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Job Type: Full timeShift: DaysSalary: $18-20 DOE Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.DescriptionResponsible for operating and adjusting 3 pellet mills.Performing QC testing of finished pellets.Responsible for testing of incoming raw material and mix moisture content.Responsible for roll changes on pellet mills using overhead hoist.Perform routine inspections of the process to identify any issues or problems.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, volume of fines, 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 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:High School diploma or GED preferred.Requires working knowledge of all aspects of the production process.Requires a high degree of technical, 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 BonusPellet purchase program2 weeks paid time off + 2 floating holidaysFull benefits - Medical, Vision & Dental401k plan with 100% match up to 5% of employee contributions with 100% immediate vestingLignetics SWAG gear to include an annual pair of work boots & other PPELignetics, 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., Portland , Mill Operator, Other , Columbia City, Oregon

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