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Operator Lead (Night Shift) Featured

  2020-09-17     Rangen/Wilbur-Ellis Company     115 13th Ave S  

Do you have experience leading a team in all aspects of plant/facility production, quality control, and maintenance? Perhaps experience operating an extruder? 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 nearly 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: 

The primary role of the Plant Operator Lead (Night Shift) is to assist the Location Manager in all aspects of production, quality control, maintenance, and facility cleanliness during the night shift activities in the aquaculture facility. This role is a working lead who will assist in leading the lines. This may include packaging and filling assisting in the formulation, and leading housekeeping. Candidates are well-driven self-starters that can work with a close-knit team to meet the customers demand efficiently. While this role does not directly supervise employees, it will be involved in leading the daily production activities. The hours are from 6 PM to 6 AM

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent work experience required
  • Willingness to operate material handling equipment including forklift and other equipment as required
  • Experience operating an extruder is a plus
  • Must be able to regularly lift  to 50 lbs, occasionally lift up to 80 lbs
  • Manual dexterity must be able to be on your feet for long periods and must be able to work in a production environment
  • Able to follow written and verbal directions and complete necessary documentation.
  • The ability to read and write English is required, the ability to speak Spanish is a plus. 
  • Willingness to work overtime hours

Key Personal Attributes Include: 

  • Driven; self-motivated
  • Customer-focused
  • Team player
  • Strong sense of integrity and accountability

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Organize work of the lines and production for daily production based on Plant Operations Manager direction
  • Set up line according to a scheduled production job
  • Inspect all materials for cleanliness and integrity. Report any issues before processing
  • Blend materials in assigned mixer according to workflow
  • Documentation as required in all aspects of job duties
  • Learn and train all roles required at the plant (mixing, bagging, forklift, container loading, control room, extruder, etc)
  • Operate processing equipment as outlined in SOP's
  • Maintain facility cleanliness throughout all operations
  • Perform Quality Control while handling products
  • Accurately document tasks performed (processing, maintenance, cleaning, etc.)
  • Responsible for reporting safety/food safety problems to management, up to and including stopping a production line
  • Maintain all current training's
  • Comply with all Food Safety Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, FDA and OSHA guidelines, as well as Federal and State laws governing the workplace
  • Able to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook
  • Comply with all Food Safety Guidelines, Wilbur Ellis work rules, Wilbur Ellis standard Operating Procedures, FDA and OSHA guidelines as well as federal and state laws governing the workplace
  • Perform any other duties assigned by management professionally and efficiently

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!

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and is a marketer and distributor of value-added nutrition ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific.  Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food, and Aquaculture Industries.   Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors.  We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-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 people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-five 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 workforce

Wilbur-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.




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