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Posted by: Hankinson Renewable Energy

Posted date: 2023-Jan-11

Location: Hankinson, ND

Job Details
Job Title Process Operator
Company Hankinson Renewable Energy
Location Hankinson, ND
Closing Date 2023-Apr-03
Job Description And Requirements


Medical:  Company pays 90% of premium coverage for employee - 60% for spouse and/or dependents. 

BCBSND - 3000 HSA plan
BCBSND - 5500 HSA plan
BCBSND - Traditional 500 copay plan
Dental:  Company pays 100% of premium coverage for employee - 50% for spouse and/or dependents.


Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Savings Accounts (Medical and Dependent)

Company provided Basic Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability

Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage for self, spouse and dependents


8 paid holidays, 2 floating/personal holidays

401k, immediate vesting schedule for employer match. Company will match a contribution equal to 100% of your salary deferrals that do not exceed 6% of your compensation. 

Pay for Skills programs available for Process Operators.


Responsible for the operation of the plant, working a 12-hour rotating shift schedule, to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the Company.


Constantly review the operation of the plant to monitor production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Participate in projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
Maintain adequate records of key production variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc., on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis, as required.
Communicate directly with QA/QC laboratory to ensure effective participation in the implementation of QA policies and procedures.
Sample and test process streams as required by the QA/QC program and procedures.
Understand and interpret QA/QC results and take appropriate action when required.
Safely mix and make timely additions of process chemicals as instructed by Shift Lead.
Communicate directly with the maintenance department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas.
Perform preventive maintenance activities as required.
Assist maintenance technicians in performing maintenance and repairs.
Work in a safe manner at all times.
Participate in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness.
Monitor use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies.


Education/Certification: High school diploma or equivalent certificate required                                             

Required Knowledge & Experience:  Experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred.  Valid Driver’s License required.                    

Skills/Abilities:   Ability to learn and work effectively with the plant’s Distributed Control System (DCS).  Punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.  Ability to maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.   Ability to communicate information and state problems or challenges to be resolved in a clear, concise, courteous, nondiscriminatory and professional manner and be able to provide clarification as necessary.  Capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted, and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work


Significant time will be spent in the plant.  All types of chemical industry equipment are used in the plant to include, but not limited to fermentation vessels, jet cookers, agitators, mixing and milling equipment, distillation columns, centrifuges and distributive control systems.   May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions.  Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 175 feet. Must be able to speak and listen clearly. Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy.    Travel required or as needed.  For more detail please review the ADA questionnaire on file in Human Resources.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH:  This job may require lifting of up to 50 pounds frequently.  

Application Instructions

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