• Address: 60502 Glacier Road | Atlantic, IA 50022
  • Phone: 712-254-9850

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Elite Octane
60502 Glacier Road
Atlantic, IA 50022
-Or- email us at: ateigen@eliteoctane.net


 

A list of all available positions are listed below.

Position Job Description Positions Available Pay Apply
Production Operator (no prior ethanol experience necessary) View Job Description

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to work in heights
  • Ability to work in various weather situations
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, time management
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts, rotating between days and nights
  • Ability to work as a strong team player
  • Ability to commit to company values
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime
  • Ability to enter permit required confined spaces
  • Computer skills
  • Experience in lab and chemistry not required but helpful
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Troubleshooting abilities

PROCESS COOK

  • Follow all SOP's
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and special safety precautions.
    • Bases-caustic, ammonia, urea
    • Acids-sulfuric, sulfamic, and phosphoric
    • High pressures and/or high temperatures
    • Grabbing of hot samples and CIP samples
    • Use of hot flush water and steam
    • Chemical barrel wash
    • Process equipment-hammer mill screens, couplers, mixers, etc.

Chemical spill containment-acid, caustic, enzyme

Additional areas as identified by safety

  • Records are to be kept on grind, cook, fermentation and yeast propagation.
  • Clean necessary areas (refer to cleaning schedule)
  • Alternate Duties
    • Assist with unloading manufacturing supplies
    • Assist with the unloading of denaturant trucks
    • Assist with loading ethanol trucks
  • Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
  • CIP/Sulfamic acid tanks should be adequate for further use at the end of your shift
  • Clean fermenters as emptied
  • CIP propagators
  • Visually inspect fermenters prior to CIP wash
  • Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in cook area
    • Water to pump seals
    • Oil in pump glasses
    • Vibration of pumps or motors
    • Uniformity of ground grain
    • Enzyme pumps
    • Condition of CIP and acid wash (level, temp, ph & strength)
    • Listen for unusual noises
    • Part of chemical inventory
    • Check conveyors for slop/noise
  • Know which grain bin is being filled and emptied
  • Check enzyme pump once per shift. Enzyme rates are to be checked more often if issues arise in that area. Change rates when grain rates change.
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant

PROCESS D&E

  • Responsible for in process test and inspection testing and documenting results on log sheet for distillation, evaporation, and drying
  • Spot checks
  • Report discrepancies
  • Be safe and responsible
  • Report any safety problems
  • Keep informed on hazardous conditions of any kind
    • Bases-caustic, ammonia
    • High pressure and/or temperatures (I.E. steam, condensate, distillate, syrup, thin stillage)
    • Acids-sulfuric and sulfamic
  • Clean necessary areas
  • Alternate duties
    • Unload Denaturant Trucks
    • Load DOG Trucks
    • Load Alcohol Trucks
  • Required samples to lab (alcohol, syrup, etc.)
  • Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
  • Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in section
    • Water to pump seals
    • Oil in pump glasses
    • Vibration of pumps or motors
    • Levels in critical tanks
    • Evaporator
    • Distillation
    • Listen for unusual noises
  • Learn where needed parts are (fuses, couplings, bolts, and   fittings)
  • Be aware of electrical starters in the motor control center
  • Complete CIP's as required
  • Operate rolling stock
  • Mandatory training, including CPR
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant

PROCESS ENERGY CENTER

  • Wear proper PPE taking special precaution around hot equipment
  • Complete log-sheet information every 2 hours
  • Gather DOG samples from the dryers to test for proper moisture content and make adjustments to the dryers if necessary
  • Gather centrifuge samples to ensure proper moisture content
  • Learn how to start, stop, and operate the Centrifuges, DOG (Distilled Grain) dryers and TO's (Thermal Oxidizers) in a safe and efficient manner
  • Work closely with the board operator in determining steam demand, steam usage, and overall plant operations
  • Complete the cleaning matrix assigned to your crew. Clean up after upsets
  • Complete weekly emissions tests for the dryers and TO's
  • Perform chemical tests on the boiler and Cooling Tower water
  • Be aware of unusual noises or results and report them to your supervisor
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring extra PPE and other special safety precautions
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant.

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: None

 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Shift Lead

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually

moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas.

$23.00/hour Download Application
Maintenance I & E View Job Description

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • General computer skills necessary
  • Machinery experience helpful
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and lift 60 lbs. required
  • Excellent safety awareness and attitude
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
  • Able to learn new skills and responsibilities
  • Accuracy in record keeping
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to train others
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures for centrifuges, drying equipment, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, valves, electrical circuits and 4-20 milliamp instrumentations also beneficial
  • 2 years of training or technical degree preferred
  • 2 year work experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a licensed driver

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Responsible to test, tune, analyze, adjust, replace, and repair malfunctioning or defective telecommunications equipment, including company owned PBX, key systems, networks, VHF, microwave, SCADA and EFM
  • Rebuild Pumps
  • P.M.’s on equipment
  • Laser Alignment
  • Seal replacement
  • Stays informed of safety requirements
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Daily Rounds
    • Greasing and Oiling
    • Electrical repair
    • Equipment replacement
    • Pump repair
    • DCS/Delta V experience a plus
    • General Forklift Maintenance
    • Basic Network Troubleshooting
    • Basic PLC/HMI Troubleshooting

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: None

POSITION REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas.
$31.00/Hour Download Application
Loader View Job Description

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability and desire to train others
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and responsibilities
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and lift 60 lbs.
  • Able to follow direction
  • Accuracy in sampling and record keeping
  • DCS/Computer Experience helpful (willingness to learn essential)
  • Demonstrated ability to follow procedures as written
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting ability
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Excellent safety awareness and attitude
  • General computer skills necessary
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Some mechanical ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willing to work overtime as needed

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Under limited supervision, moves railcars and trucks into proper filling position
  • Operates and adjusts valves, pumps and filler pipes to transfer product from storage tanks to railcars and trucks
  • Inspects trucks and tanks to ensure that such are sufficiently sanitized to ensure safe transport of finished products
  • Fills out Inspection Report after checking tanks
  • Cleans and sanitizes trucks and tanks, as required, using standard cleaning materials and procedures. May enter tanks as necessary to complete cleaning
  • Monitors processes carefully to ensure the efficient transfer of product to transportation vehicles
  • Samples product from trucks and railcars and seals such following completion of loading to ensure correct content, volume, and weights
  • Operates a rail locomotive, positioning cars in appropriate sequences to receive product
  • Completes related records of product transferred, ensuring the accuracy of such records and inputs related data into a computer
  • Notifies the department supervisor of the need to repair department equipment, and performs preventive maintenance duties on such equipment as required
  • Cleans the department regularly, sweeping lost product from floors, and dusting the office and controls area
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees
  • Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment
  • Successfully completes all safety certification requirements
  • Must communicate and work well with office staff
  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:  None

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Plant Manager

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas
$23.00/hour Download Application

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to work in heights
  • Ability to work in various weather situations
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, time management
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts, rotating between days and nights
  • Ability to work as a strong team player
  • Ability to commit to company values
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime
  • Ability to enter permit required confined spaces
  • Computer skills
  • Experience in lab and chemistry not required but helpful
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Troubleshooting abilities

PROCESS COOK

  • Follow all SOP's
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and special safety precautions.
    • Bases-caustic, ammonia, urea
    • Acids-sulfuric, sulfamic, and phosphoric
    • High pressures and/or high temperatures
    • Grabbing of hot samples and CIP samples
    • Use of hot flush water and steam
    • Chemical barrel wash
    • Process equipment-hammer mill screens, couplers, mixers, etc.

Chemical spill containment-acid, caustic, enzyme

Additional areas as identified by safety

  • Records are to be kept on grind, cook, fermentation and yeast propagation.
  • Clean necessary areas (refer to cleaning schedule)
  • Alternate Duties
    • Assist with unloading manufacturing supplies
    • Assist with the unloading of denaturant trucks
    • Assist with loading ethanol trucks
  • Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
  • CIP/Sulfamic acid tanks should be adequate for further use at the end of your shift
  • Clean fermenters as emptied
  • CIP propagators
  • Visually inspect fermenters prior to CIP wash
  • Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in cook area
    • Water to pump seals
    • Oil in pump glasses
    • Vibration of pumps or motors
    • Uniformity of ground grain
    • Enzyme pumps
    • Condition of CIP and acid wash (level, temp, ph & strength)
    • Listen for unusual noises
    • Part of chemical inventory
    • Check conveyors for slop/noise
  • Know which grain bin is being filled and emptied
  • Check enzyme pump once per shift. Enzyme rates are to be checked more often if issues arise in that area. Change rates when grain rates change.
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant

PROCESS D&E

  • Responsible for in process test and inspection testing and documenting results on log sheet for distillation, evaporation, and drying
  • Spot checks
  • Report discrepancies
  • Be safe and responsible
  • Report any safety problems
  • Keep informed on hazardous conditions of any kind
    • Bases-caustic, ammonia
    • High pressure and/or temperatures (I.E. steam, condensate, distillate, syrup, thin stillage)
    • Acids-sulfuric and sulfamic
  • Clean necessary areas
  • Alternate duties
    • Unload Denaturant Trucks
    • Load DOG Trucks
    • Load Alcohol Trucks
  • Required samples to lab (alcohol, syrup, etc.)
  • Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
  • Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in section
    • Water to pump seals
    • Oil in pump glasses
    • Vibration of pumps or motors
    • Levels in critical tanks
    • Evaporator
    • Distillation
    • Listen for unusual noises
  • Learn where needed parts are (fuses, couplings, bolts, and   fittings)
  • Be aware of electrical starters in the motor control center
  • Complete CIP's as required
  • Operate rolling stock
  • Mandatory training, including CPR
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant

PROCESS ENERGY CENTER

  • Wear proper PPE taking special precaution around hot equipment
  • Complete log-sheet information every 2 hours
  • Gather DOG samples from the dryers to test for proper moisture content and make adjustments to the dryers if necessary
  • Gather centrifuge samples to ensure proper moisture content
  • Learn how to start, stop, and operate the Centrifuges, DOG (Distilled Grain) dryers and TO's (Thermal Oxidizers) in a safe and efficient manner
  • Work closely with the board operator in determining steam demand, steam usage, and overall plant operations
  • Complete the cleaning matrix assigned to your crew. Clean up after upsets
  • Complete weekly emissions tests for the dryers and TO's
  • Perform chemical tests on the boiler and Cooling Tower water
  • Be aware of unusual noises or results and report them to your supervisor
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring extra PPE and other special safety precautions
  • Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant.

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: None

 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Shift Lead

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually

moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • General computer skills necessary
  • Machinery experience helpful
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and lift 60 lbs. required
  • Excellent safety awareness and attitude
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
  • Able to learn new skills and responsibilities
  • Accuracy in record keeping
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to train others
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures for centrifuges, drying equipment, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, valves, electrical circuits and 4-20 milliamp instrumentations also beneficial
  • 2 years of training or technical degree preferred
  • 2 year work experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a licensed driver

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Responsible to test, tune, analyze, adjust, replace, and repair malfunctioning or defective telecommunications equipment, including company owned PBX, key systems, networks, VHF, microwave, SCADA and EFM
  • Rebuild Pumps
  • P.M.’s on equipment
  • Laser Alignment
  • Seal replacement
  • Stays informed of safety requirements
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Daily Rounds
    • Greasing and Oiling
    • Electrical repair
    • Equipment replacement
    • Pump repair
    • DCS/Delta V experience a plus
    • General Forklift Maintenance
    • Basic Network Troubleshooting
    • Basic PLC/HMI Troubleshooting

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: None

POSITION REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability and desire to train others
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and responsibilities
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and lift 60 lbs.
  • Able to follow direction
  • Accuracy in sampling and record keeping
  • DCS/Computer Experience helpful (willingness to learn essential)
  • Demonstrated ability to follow procedures as written
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting ability
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Excellent safety awareness and attitude
  • General computer skills necessary
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Some mechanical ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willing to work overtime as needed

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Under limited supervision, moves railcars and trucks into proper filling position
  • Operates and adjusts valves, pumps and filler pipes to transfer product from storage tanks to railcars and trucks
  • Inspects trucks and tanks to ensure that such are sufficiently sanitized to ensure safe transport of finished products
  • Fills out Inspection Report after checking tanks
  • Cleans and sanitizes trucks and tanks, as required, using standard cleaning materials and procedures. May enter tanks as necessary to complete cleaning
  • Monitors processes carefully to ensure the efficient transfer of product to transportation vehicles
  • Samples product from trucks and railcars and seals such following completion of loading to ensure correct content, volume, and weights
  • Operates a rail locomotive, positioning cars in appropriate sequences to receive product
  • Completes related records of product transferred, ensuring the accuracy of such records and inputs related data into a computer
  • Notifies the department supervisor of the need to repair department equipment, and performs preventive maintenance duties on such equipment as required
  • Cleans the department regularly, sweeping lost product from floors, and dusting the office and controls area
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees
  • Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment
  • Successfully completes all safety certification requirements
  • Must communicate and work well with office staff
  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:  None

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Plant Manager

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The employee must lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas