Corn Mill Operator

Primary Purpose of Position: Primary responsibilities consist of the daily operation of all corn milling systems.  Responsible for conducting QA tests and documentation.  Conducts minor maintenance and PM on corn mill equipment.  Will be expected to keep working area clean and safe.  May be assigned other duties consistent with qualifications and Company needs.


  • The operation of all equipment pertaining to the Corn Mill delivery, cleaning and tempering systems.
  • All necessary on-line quality checks, such as moistures and sievings and the use of the lab equipment for the tests.  This will also include the use of statistical data to make decisions around the process quality.
  • Completion of various shift reports, including outputs, quality data as well as documentation of issues/changes made on the process during the operation on shift.
  • Maintenance and PM responsibilities which will include the oiling of equipment, sieve repair and screen replacement, belt changing and various repairs to mill equipment and spouting.  These duties will also include documentation of changes as well as work orders and other related paperwork.
  • Cleaning responsibilities which will include GMP expectations for daily, weekly and monthly requirements.  This will include completion of all Master Sanitation requirements including documentation as well as general clean-up duties for daily sanitation and fumigations.
  • Responsibility for safe work practices as well as helping to create a safe work environment through the use of OSHA-required programs and the necessary documentation.  These will include LOTO, Machine Guarding and Personal and Protective Equipment guidelines as well as other pertinent safety requirements.
  • General written, verbal and computer skills to be able to communicate effectively with other mill personnel as well as with all other Plant functions.  This will include data tracking, reporting, follow-up work and correspondence as needed.
  • Participation in a team environment which will include participation in meetings, working with other team members to solve problems and identify issues and accept a leadership role when necessary to ensure peak mill performance and results.  This may include participation in testing, troubleshooting systems and equipment as well as working with outside vendors and/or consultants in correcting mill issues.
  • Understand and qualify on the Miller position for mill assistance and relief purposes.  This will include the interrelationship of all of the mill flows and processes as well as all other requirements of the position.  This will allow the candidate to be used to their full potential as well as to put them into a position to become a Miller if a vacancy occurs in the future.
  • Lifeline Foods’ philosophy is to maintain a flexible, cooperative and collaborating work environment; in that regard, this position will be expected to perform duties outside the key responsibilities. 
  • Responsible for food safety and quality.

Minimum Requirements: High School education or equivalent is preferred.

Success Skills:

  • Good oral communication, problem-solving, and teaming skills. Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.