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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

Mill Operator



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Position Summary:

Our Mill Operator adds value to our business by assisting the Lead Mill Operator in the operation of grain handling, cleaning, milling systems, and product transfer systems at optimum levels to ensure designated quality levels of finished products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate milling equipment at optimum levels to ensure designated quality and extraction levels
  • Monitors regrind system and works with packaging personnel to keep the system running efficiently
  • Maintains Master Sanitation Schedule and HACCP documentation for assigned area of responsibility
  • Perform duties and responsibilities of the Grain Receiver/Loader position on an as-needed basis
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Must successfully complete IAOM correspondence course in Milling Science within one year of beginning role as Mill Operator
  • Education, Experience and Skills Preferred:

  • Excellent written, oral and computer skills
  • 2+ years in manufacturing environment with wheat milling experience preferred
  • Mechanical ability to operate and maintain milling equipment
  • Physical Job Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, sit, kneel and stoop for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to climb up/down ladders, and reach above shoulders for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in dusty environment and confined space for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to push/pull and use fine motor skills for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift-up to 10 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in high heat/humid environment for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to feel and grasp for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand/walk for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be willing to wear a respirator as needed
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions by sound
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of written or spoken word and distinguish objects or equipment visually
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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