Mixer – 1st shift

MCF Operating, LLC

Ankeny, IA


The Mixing Machine Operator utilizes assorted equipment to blend ingredients into food products for processing while following exact product specifications and recipes. This is a full-time, 1st shift, non-exempt position that reports to the Production Supervisor.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects physical condition of mixing equipment and ingredients
  • Loads ingredients into mixing equipment or scales according mix instructions
  • Starts equipment and adjusts valves and meters to admit liquid ingredients, steam, or cooling fluids to steam jacket or devices in mixing equipment to aid in blending
  • Operates equipment until mixture reaches desired consistency or required specifications, and operates control/panels to transfer batch mixture through milling/batch holding tank/pasteurization systems
  • Operates auxiliary equipment to break up, grind, dry mix, or otherwise prepare mixture for final transfer/processing
  • Inspects, measures, tests, and verifies that product quality conforms to company, regulatory and customer specifications
  • Investigates, analyzes, and resolves mixing problems
  • Maintains continual communication with other team members in order to keep the mix stand and production line running as efficiently as possible
  • Ability to report any errors or problems immediately and effectively
  • Maintains time, mixing results, quality specifications, and detailed records of all lot numbers
  • Adhere to quality and safety standards
  • Other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • Mechanical experience
  • Ability to read written instructions in English, high attention to detail required.
  • Physically demanding role must be comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds consistently. Bending, reaching, standing, lifting frequently required.
  • Related experience preferred but will train the right candidate!
  • May require flexibility in scheduling




1st shift: Monday-Friday 5am-3pm