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Production Operator

Company: Pacific Ethanol Inc
Location: Boardman
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Production Operator

Reports to: Production Manager

Department: Production Department

Location: Boardman, OR

Starting Pay: $23/hour (DOE)

Supervises: N/A

Classification: Non-exempt

Criminal and TWIC background check as well as a drug screening required; Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify.

Build your career with Alto Ingredients! Earn a competitive salary, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity. Also, Alto Ingredients values the communities where we work and live, and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community.

Environment: Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), formerly known as Pacific Ethanol, Inc., is a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. The company is focused on products for four key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company's customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies. For more information, please visit www.altoingredients.com.

Purpose: This position is responsible for effectively operating the plant equipment to ensure the quality and quantity of ethanol fuel production is optimized.

The following is a list of essential duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties; this list is not all-inclusive. This job description may be modified as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Operates equipment to achieve optimal performance.
* Adjusts equipment settings to ensure the ethanol produced meets quality and quantity expectations.
* Inspects and maintains the equipment to ensure proper processing.
* Inspects the quality and of the product and documents the result at certain intervals of the production process.
* Completes daily shift production logs.
* Coordinates with lab technicians to ensure product quality.
* Investigates, monitors and reports deviations from production standards.


* High school diploma or equivalency.
* Minimum one-year process and equipment experience.


* Excellent computer skills; familiarity with operation software.
* Excellent hand-eye coordination; safety cautious.
* Experience working with lab testers and plant equipment.
* Ability to follow directions, and work well with little supervision.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Driver's license.
* Ability to safely and effectively coordinate multiple projects/tasks.
* Bilingual skills are (English/Spanish) preferred.
* Must have the ability to work different shifts and overtime. This includes the possibility of short-term and long-term shift reassignment to match the needs of the business.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to work in cold to hot temperatures; work around dust, fumes, and/or moderate to loud noises.
* Able to lift, pull, carry, and pick-up average to heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
* Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for climbing stairs and ladders, sitting, walking on paved and unpaved surfaces, and standing for prolonged periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone; lift horizontally and vertically, bending, stooping, and reaching.
* Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
* Must be able to climb to the different heights.

Criminal and TWIC background check as well as a drug screening required; Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Pacific Ethanol Inc, Yakima , Production Operator, Professions , Boardman, Washington

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