Process Operator I

Ingredion, Inc.

Salem, NC

We are Hiring!!

Pay rate: $26.13 per hour.



  • Vacation: Accrual rate of 2 weeks beginning the first of the month following the hire date.
  • Holidays: 10 designated and 1 floating
  • 401K: company match of 100% on employee’s first 6% contribution
  • Medical Plans: 2 options with one being a plan with a Health Savings account. Other plan offer a Healthcare Flex Spending Account.
  • Dental and vision plans available.
  • Life Insurance: company provided with option for employee to purchase additional for employee, partner, and dependents.
  • Disability plans: Employer provided


  • Rotating 12 hours shifts, 3-4 days a week.
  • Availability to work Holidays and weekends.

The Process Operator will be responsible for the manufacturing and handling of raw materials and/or finished products at the plant. Safely operating equipment in the assigned area while maintaining a high degree of quality for our products and working as efficiently as possible for our continuous operation facilities.

Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

· Operating mechanized equipment safely, efficiently, and within specifications. Troubleshooting, inspecting, and fixing issues that arise with equipment as applicable. Identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement.

· Monitoring the operation from the control room on computers, if applicable

· Sampling and testing products

· Preparing railcars and trucks; loading and unloading trucks, railcars and bags, as necessary

· Packing, inspecting, and dumping bags, totes, sacks or drums

· Filling tanks or transferring product as necessary

· Performing tasks of varying physical demand such as moving hoses and cleaning equipment

· Maintaining inventory

· Handling movement of and working with chemicals as appropriate

Work Environment:

· Ability to work in potentially loud and in strong odorous environments, different physical environments, or in various weather conditions

· Must be able to move about in the processing areas and be able to do the following: lift and carry 50 pounds, stand and walk for sustained periods; climb stairs and ladders; bend; reach; push; pull, enter tanks, and wear harness

Required education and experience:

· High school diploma or GED required

Additional eligibility qualifications:

· Read, write and speak English

· Work in a team environment with minimal supervision

· Strong communication skills to share information, data, and ideas with peers and leaders

· Computer literate and SAP experience a plus

· Able to develop and apply mechanical/problem solving skills, preferred

· Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice and Food Safety, a plus

· Forklift experience, a plus or ability to get forklift certification, required

Company Background:

Ingredion is a Fortune 500 provider of ingredient solutions that helps nourish, comfort, sustain, and delight people around the world. Ingredion’s wide range of ingredient solutions is strategically designed to address changing consumer trends and preferences.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status.

Ingredion provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please inform us.

Job Types: Contract, Full-time

Salary: $26.13 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Weekend availability


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Machinary: 2 years (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability—mental or physical—marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law (“protected classifications”). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Relocation Available:

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