Processing Utility

Oil-Dri Production Co.

Mounds, IL

Job Summary
• The Utility Operator performs a variety of general and skilled labor functions in support of packaging, processing, warehousing, and plant aesthetics.

Essential Functions
• Performs packaging, processing, or warehousing duties such as:
• Reclaiming damaged pallets, unloading and loading trucks, assisting with loading railcars, placing dunnage, etc., and/or;
• Assisting with changing screens, cleaning elevators, cleaning out pipes, etc., and/ or.
• Reclaiming damaged pallets, stacking, bailing, sewing, etc.
• Operates equipment such as bobcat, front-end loader, sweeper, forklift, and road sweeper to move debris, waste receptacles, pallets, and other materials on the plant grounds.
• Performs general clean-up using manual equipment such as shovels, brooms, mops, fire hoses, and floor jacks.
• Performs pre-operational equipment checks and monitors performance and gauges during operation.
• Follows all safety rules and regulations.
• Keeps all areas clean and free of clutter.

• Must meet assessment requirements.
• Must pass basic computer skills assessment. (Powders only)
• Must be able to read, comprehend, and act on product specifications, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), PWI (Process Work Instructions), AIQ processes, and similar documents.
• Must be able to effectively communicate with team leaders, shipping/receiving clerks, schedulers, supervisors, customers, drivers, etc.
• Must satisfy the spirit of WE CARE.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to sit on required equipment throughout the shift.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently.
• Bending reaching, twisting, stooping, walking, and climbing stairways and ladders frequently.
• Good sight and hearing to avoid hazards.
• Must be able to function in the required role while wearing appropriate PPE including, but not limited to: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, protective coveralls, and others as may be required by a hot/cold, dusty, loud industrial environment.