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Posted by: Guardian Energy, LLC

Posted date: 2023-May-12

Location: Janesville, MN

Job Details
Job Title Process Operator
Company Guardian Energy, LLC
Location Janesville, MN
Salary 60,000 - 75,000 anually
Closing Date
Job Description And Requirements

Guardian Energy has an opening for a Process Operator.   This position offers a $5000 hiring bonus in addition to a generous hourly wage.

We offer the opportunity to earn an excellent hourly rate, full benefits to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long-term disability, paid vacation, paid holidays, and a strong bonus program earning potential up to 20% of salary.  Our work environment is described as clean, safe, and friendly.   If you are looking for a great opportunity for learning and advancement this is the place for you!

Process Operator:

The Process Operator is 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.

Job Duties:

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 always.
  • Participate in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness.
  • Monitor use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies.



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.


  • 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 performance.

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

Application Instructions

Apply directly through our website