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Ethanol Process Operator (Rotating Shifts) at The Andersons Inc in Denison, Iowa

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





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The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC - Denison, Iowa

This location's operations consists of a 65 million gallons per year ethanol production facility with an adjacent 22 million bushel grain terminal with direct access to two Class 1 railroads in Iowa. The Denison plant has been organized to provide investment opportunity for The Andersons as well as outside investors. As our first ethanol plant west of the Mississippi, it provides us with geographic diversity. The Andersons manages the operations at the plant and provide grain origination, risk management and dried distillers grains and ethanol marketing services. Ethanol, E-85, corn oil, dried distillers grains and syrup are available.

We are seeking a Process Operator to join our Ethanol production team.  This facility operates 24x7 and works 2 shifts per day (7:00 - 7:00 each).  This team works on a two-week rotating schedule, alternating days and nights, including weekends. Candidates must be able to work both shifts.    

Position Overview

This position is responsible for operations functions associated with the production of fuel ethanol and associated co-products.

Key Responsibilities


  • Perform processing functions in the cook, distillation, energy center and/or distributive control system (DCS) areas of ethanol production with assistance

  • Perform activities relating to processing functions such as hammer mills management, slurry tank operations, yeast, fermentation, distillation, evaporation, dryer and boiler operations

  • Monitor production processes and adjust equipment settings or raw materials inputs as directed to ensure the optimal efficiency in the production process.

  • Perform general product sampling, document results, and report findings to crew leadership and/or laboratory personnel

  • Maintain documentation and record key production data as directed

  • Operate various types of mobile equipment

  • Perform general housekeeping tasks

What is expected of you and others at this level


  • Has basic skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process

  • Works within clearly defined standard operations procedures and or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines

  • Works with close supervision

Minimum Qualifications & Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required, Associate's level or higher degree preferred

  • 0-2 years' relevant experience

  • Basic computer operation and data entry skills

  • Valid driver's license

  • Previous production experience preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Environment


  • Work is performed in a 24x7 Ethanol production facility.   

  • This position involves frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions, dust, fumes, noise, and potentially hazardous material.

  • Must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

  • Must be able to lift 50 - 100 pounds frequently; some work performed in heights.

  • Willing to work day or night shift based on company needs

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It does not include all responsibilities and skills required of the job and may be changed at any time. All responsibilities must be completed in compliance with all safety protocols, policies, procedures and consistent with the spirit and philosophy of The Andersons' Statement of Principles.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Andersons, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace. The Andersons, Inc. is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Note: The Andersons, Inc. conducts drug, alcohol and/or medical testing of applicants and employees based on type of position. A copy of our testing policy is available by contacting the HR Department at talentacquisition@andersonsinc.com .

We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.