CHS Inc. Process Technician in Fairmont, Minnesota


Posting Title:

Process Technician

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity within our Processing and Food Ingredient division. We are looking for a Process Technician who is self-motivated, has the desire to learn, and works well with others.

You will:

  • Operate machinery and equipment of an Oilseed Processing Facility.

  • Conduct continuous inspections of key process points, make necessary machinery & equipment adjustments, identify problems on equipment, and continually monitor equipment under your direction to ensure products meet specifications.

  • Collect product samples, perform analysis and record results as required.

  • Perform extra control test made necessary by variable raw material, process difficulties, or process investigational studies.

  • Conduct preventive and corrective maintenance and lubrication on equipment as required.

  • Gather information for and document on record sheets provided.

  • Follow all established safety rules and procedures; alert management of all safety concerns.

  • Monitor, maintain, and care for all issued tools.

  • Complete training program and pass a written exam on operating procedures & emergency shutdown procedures as required by the Process Safety Management Committee.

  • Complete required ongoing & supplement training as required for operating and emergency shutdown procedures.

  • Complete annual training classes as required on Environmental, Health and Safety.

  • Work together with fellow technicians in a professional manner.

  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area.

  • Wear eye protection at all times, hearing protection and hard hat when required.

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

  • Work extended hours as needed to meet business demands.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Experience in relevant plant operations, process equipment operation or industrial machinery operational experience.

  • Possess a Minnesota Special Engineer Boiler License or willing to obtain within the first year of acceptance of this classification (higher wages available for Minnesota Boiler License 2B and above.)

  • Able to lift, use tools, shovel, sweep, load & unload, and carry materials up to 50lbs frequently

  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 120ft

  • Able to stand, walk, and climb stairs continuously

  • Able to work in noisy, dusty, and all weather conditions

  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shift including nights, weekends and holidays and work extended hours as needed or assigned.

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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from Canada to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:





HM - Processing & Food Ingredients



Minimum Education Required:

GED / High School Diploma

Employment Status:


Career Types:

Laborer / Production