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Lead Extruder Operator I (Days) – Quincy, IL

ADM Animal Nutrition

This is an hourly position.

Position Summary:

The Lead Extruder Operator is responsible for the following duties:

  • Oversees entire crew of colleagues working in same production area - assign daily tasks for jobs as needed

  • Set up, operate and maintain manufacturing equipment with minimal instruction.

  • Read and understand floor travelers and batch sheets assigned, as well as any other documentation needed for each production SKU. Complete daily paperwork as needed and provide leadership and training to lesser skilled employees as required.

  • Maintain work areas and equipment in an organized, clean and working condition.

  • Prepare minor ingredients and operate related equipment.

  • Be able to safely troubleshoot mechanical problems during production and to immediately identify problems during production (i.e., material shortage, quality issue, etc.).

  • Set up die plates in a safe manner according to established safety procedures.

  • Must be capable of learning all tear down procedures, as well as cleaning practices for related equipment.

  • Must be able to calibrate major and minor ingredients according to established procedures and control the proportioning of such ingredients.

  • Responsibility to identify and communicate food safety and/or product integrity issues to appropriate personnel.

  • Work in the most effective, efficient, and safe manner at all times.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management.

Job Requirements:

  • Promotes the ADM Way and Core Values

  • High school diploma or equivalent with at 1+ years' experience in a manufacturing setting

  • Must be mechanically inclined and capable of using common hand tools

  • Knowledge of or capability to learn the cooking characteristics of cereal grains

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to work effectively as a team member

  • Exceptional attendance and work ethic

  • Exhibit flexibility, reliability and a mutual respect for fellow employees

  • Strong safety and math aptitude

  • Ability to operate a forklift in a safe manner, stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs. above head without difficulty on a routine basis

  • Ability to withstand dust and noise

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

Plant will operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Day shift schedule is 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on a rotating schedule. Since this is a start-up facility, operators will be expected to travel to Kansas for training initially. After training period concludes, operators will be expected to work a flexible hourly schedule Monday-Friday until fully operational.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at