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Posted by: Alto Ingredients, Inc

Posted date: 2022-Aug-11

Location: Burley, ID

Job Details
Job Title Production Operator
Company Alto Ingredients, Inc
Location Burley, ID
Salary 20.00/Hour
Closing Date
Job Description And Requirements

Job Title:  Production Operator
Reports to:  Production Manager
Department: Production
Location:  Burley, ID

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.  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

Our Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Food and Beverage and Industrial markets.  All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and food safety requirements in the facility, and reviewing and following SOPs for incoming ingredients and outgoing products.

Job 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 major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties.  It is not all-inclusive.  Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition; and management may modify this job description 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.
  • Adjusting equipment setting to ensure with our new High Protein meets quality and quantity expectations.
  • Needs to learn and operate the new Commodities corn system for the Gibby Group.
  • Covering vacations and sick leaves both day and night.


  • 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.

Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify; Criminal background check and drug screen required.

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