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Plant Operator (Pasco, WA)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Pasco
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Description Do you have experience in plant/facility production, quality control, and maintenance? Perhaps warehousing experience, including shipping and receiving? Are you willing to operate material handling equipment including a forklift, skid steer, and other equipment? Are you self-motivated and customer-focused? If so, we d like to hear from you!For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us! General Purpose and Scope of Position:Assist in all aspects of plant operations and warehouse operations duties. To include but not limited to; stocking and retrieving package and bulk containers, forklift, and general housekeeping. The role requires strong mechanical ability and aptitude. Must enjoy working with a diverse customer base in a fast-paced setting. Key Skills and Abilities Include:Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)Willingness to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack, and other equipment as requiredAbility to repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs. while working in a non-climate controlledGood computer, math, and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignmentsWilling and desires to work overtime hours during busy seasonsHigh School Diploma or equivalentMust have or be willing to obtain and maintain a valid Class A CDL with a good driving record and the appropriate endorsements Key Personal Attributes Include:Maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude at all timesEnjoys and embraces a diverse/variety of job duties and responsibilitiesThis person should be versatile, flexible, and willing.Detail-oriented ability to enter data with a high level of accuracy.Can effectively multi-taskWork and contribute to a team approach/effort with a positive attitude and outlookRequires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:Batch Plant OperationProperly interpret, and create seed batch sheetsCreate custom fertilizer blends in the batch plantProperly label all custom blendsFill tanks and trucks as neededCoordinate with dispatcher scheduling of all out going fertilizer deliveriesWork with Operations Manager on awareness and management of any contaminated loadsNeatness and attention to detail on all paperwork, and seeing that it all returns to the office for processingDaily Maintenance and Cleanliness of all plant equipment and plantTank Farm OperationManage all bulk fertilizer tanks (liquid levels, labeling, maintenance, etc.)Coordinate with purchasing agent all ordering and scheduling of incoming bulk fertilizer deliveriesOversee tank farm cleanliness and upkeepOversee wastewater managementOversee repair, maintenance and safety issues on all tank farm equipmentSecure tank farm at the end of each dayEnsure that all equipment and plumbing is properly maintainedOversee random sampling for fertilizer analysis accuracyFill containers with proper herbicide or pesticide as neededWear proper safety equipment per SDS sheets of chemical being handled by the employeeChemicals utilized at this branch require the use of a respirator in case of emergency anMake sure tank is cleaned and ready to be filled, Ensure the integrity of containers being filled with proper testing per EPA rulesEnsure the proper weight of tank and chemicalMake sure the tank is sealed correctly when finishedMake sure the tank is properly stickered for warnings, deposit and tank testingScan bar code for tracking of tankLoad and unload bulk tankersUtilize catch basins for spillsMonitor all tanks that are being pumped into or out of for leaks, spills or damageMake sure all containers are properly cleaned when done fillingMake sure all drums are put safely onto a pallet and wrapped with shrink wrap before being put into the warehouse for storage or onto the truck for deliveryEnsure the security of the bulk room and all aspects of it which may include but are not limited to, locking out electrical switches and or pumps, making sure tank valves are in the closed position at the end of the dayMake sure all pumps and valves are labeled correctly, whether it be on or off, open or close, or the correct chemical nameAll electrical cords and outlets are well taken care ofReport any issues with equipment to a manager right awayOther DutiesAssist with shop repair work and equipment maintenance when neededAssist with deliveries of chemicals & fertilizers as neededAssist with pulling of orders and packaging of products for shipmentMaintain accurate inventory records, ensuring no product leaves, or enters the warehouse without the necessary paperworkAttend product training sessions and meetings when necessaryAll other duties as assigned Compensation and Benefits:Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%Drug-Free Workplace If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you! COMPANY CULTUREWilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur-Ellis is for and about peopleWilbur-Ellis has enjoyed 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other. Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry s best workforceWilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment. Job Code: PLANT010500

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