Automated Processing Operator (Flex Crew)

Oil-Dri Production Co.

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$18.10-18.40 /h
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Ripley, MS

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Job Summary

  • The Automated Processing Operator flex crew, will learn to perform all task associated with Kiln, Loader and Bulk Loading Lab, while supporting the plant clean up efforts.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts all work in a safe, efficient manner, correcting and reporting safety issues, recognizing opportunities for improvement, completing near miss cards, reporting safety issues, recognizing opportunities for improvement, completing near miss cards.
  • Completes pre-shift safety and general inspections of the work area, documenting in writing the inspection and any concerns on a standard form.
  • Generate necessary work orders and check completed maintenance work using the work order system.
  • Required to successfully become trained and self-sufficient.
  • on operating the Kiln, Lab, and Loader.
  • Assist operators, such as, but not limited to, changing Rotex, Sifter Screens.
  • Back Up/Fill in for operators as needed.
  • Transport garbage to dumpsters.
  • Operates mobile equipment including, forklift, front-end loader and skid steer.
  • Assists in maintaining all equipment in processing area.
  • Troubleshoot daily routine maintenance of equipment, including basic repairs and lubrication.
  • Performs basic repairs assisting maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Performs conveyer safety and maintenance.
  • Performs lock out procedures including knowledge of alarm systems and how to troubleshoot mechanical problems in the mill and dryer areas.
  • Keeps work areas clean and free of clutter.
  • Participates in improvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must meet skills assessment requirements.
  • Must be able to read, comprehend, and act on SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), PWI (Process Work Instructions).
  • Possess business conduct values.
  • Must possess basic mechanical skills.
  • Must be able to visually monitor electronic equipment, cameras and control panels to be able to interpret the data and take appropriate actions.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend product specifications.
  • Must have basic understanding of process controls.
  • Must understand all safety requirements and other communications.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to use tools.
  • Must be able to enter data into computer databases.
  • Must be willing to make decisions within the scope of ones responsibilities and be accountable for those decisions.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand for the duration of the shift
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently—duration of shift if necessary.
  • Bending, reaching, twisting, stooping, walking, and climbing stairways and ladders frequently
  • Must be able to climb ladders up to 110 feet.
  • Must be able to talk and hear radio communications as well as phone.
  • Must be able to function in the required role while wearing appropriate PPE including, but not limited to: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, protective coveralls, and pother as may be required by a hot/cold, dusty, loud industrial environment.
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