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CHS Inc. Operator, Machine Refinery in Kennedy, Minnesota

Operator, Machine Refinery

Date: Apr 13, 2021


Kennedy, MN, US, 56733

Req ID: 1040

Division: PFI Global

Employment Type: Full Time

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Global Grain and Processing division. We are looking for an Operations Technician to start-up, operate, shut-down the manufactoring plant using Allen-Bradley control software from the control room including coordination with support peronnel, plant operations and utility operations. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, strong mechanical aptitude and be a self-starter.


Operate and configure equipment and components for normal, abnormal, and by-pass flows

Apply lookout/tagouts to valving and equipment , coordinate electrical lockouts with the shift supervisor

Optimize throughput from prep to final product

Conduct routine maintenance activities including lubrication, coupling replacement, and valve replacement as well as cleaning of the plant area and plant assets including tank internals as needed

Coordinate with support operations (prep, utilities, and refinery), maintenance and the shift supervisor

Monitor, adjust and record operating parameters to ensure specifications and production targets are normal

Conduct and document regular plant checks for asset condition and operation including vents, overflows and manual gauges

Record data to comply with EPA and MPCA regulations

Comply with and implement GMP, PSM, and HACCP requirements

Load and unload products from/to truck and rail and carry materials up to 50 lbs

Work independently for extended periods of time, as well as in confined spaces and in hazardous environments

Assist with other duties, as necessary, to support overall plant operations

Maintain a sanitary work environment through daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sanitation schedules

Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions

Minimum Qualifications (required)

High School diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications

Three years of experience working in a production/operations environment to include:

Basic computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Use of various mechanical tools and equipment

Able to interpret Process and Instrument Diagrams and process flow diagram

Knowledge of basic Chemistry

Physical Requirements

Able to spend long periods of time being on your feet including walking, standing, and climb steps and ladders

Able to use both automated and manual tools and equipment

Able to lift and carry material up to 50 lbs

Able to wear required protective equipment including respirators and hearing protection

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.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify the information.