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Pellet Machine Operator Level 1

Posted: 04/18/2021

Job Description
Title: Pellet Machine Operator I
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Facility Manager/Superintendent (location specific)
Summary – Operates pellet machine and maintains a clean, safe, and well-kept facility.  
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates pelleting equipment.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.
  • Performs general housekeeping activities inside the facility.
  • Starts conveyors, selects product to manufacture, and sends product to appropriate line and bins.
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adjust machine components and monitors machine to achieve desired output.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor when needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities - This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
  • Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Planning – Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity – Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience. Position may require CDL.
  • Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Reasoning Ability
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. 
  • Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be comfortable using a variety of computer software, including spreadsheet software and word processing software, with the ability to learn new systems quickly.
Physical Demands and Work Environment - The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and depth perception.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.