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Supervisor - Dry Mill

Alto Ingredients

Alto Ingredients

People & HR, Operations
Pekin, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Job Title: Dry Mill Supervisor

Reports to: Dry Mill Operations Manager

Department: Production

Location: Pekin, IL

Supervises: Dry Mill Operators

Classification: Exempt

Build your career with Alto Ingredients! Earn a competitive salary, eligibility for annual cash incentive and stock-based incentive, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity. Alto Ingredients values the communities where we work and live and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community.

Environment: Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), is a leading producer of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols. The company is focused on products for five key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Industry & Agriculture; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company’s customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies. For more information, please visit www.altoingredients.com.

Our Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Home& Beauty; Food and Beverage; Industry & Agriculture; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels markets. All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and feed/food safety requirements in the facility, and following procedures per instruction of management.

Job Purpose: The Dry Mill Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient production of ethanol and associated co-products in our 65 MGY ICM technology dry grind facility.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition, management may modify this job description as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the various processes are operated within safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Supervise hourly workforce as needed to ensure alignment with specified goals.
  • Identify and correct process deviations to maintain operational parameters.
  • Employee training.
  • Writing and verification of permits, forms, reports, check sheets, round sheets, etc.
  • Ensure SOPs are accurate and followed.
  • Overall process optimization.
  • Ensure all products are manufactured within quality specifications.
  • Communicate with maintenance department to ensure repair and availability of equipment.
  • Allocate available utilities and resources to maximize rates and yields.
  • Fill in for Dry Mill Manager or take on special assignments as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in scientific related field or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Dry Mill experience preferred including a thorough understanding and competency in all operating functions of the facility including cook, fermentation, distillation, and drying
  • Previous Lab experience/understanding of lab procedures
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to improve work performance and drive change with an unrelenting spirit of continuous improvement
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively teach new concepts to employees with varying backgrounds and skill sets
  • Ability to plan and organize the work of others
  • Ability to delegate and meet deadlines
  • Writing and basic computer proficiency
  • Ability to work off shifts
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills utilizing data to make the best business decisions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in cold to hot temperatures; work around dust, fumes, and/or moderate to loud noises; works inside and/or outside;
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders; walk on paved and unpaved surfaces; sit at a desk and operate a computer and keyboard; visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear, speak, and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone; lift horizontally and vertically, bend, stoop, stand, and reach;
  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Alto Ingredients, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicantsfor employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal,state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.