• 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 Manager View Job Description

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Be able to assume overall responsibility for all areas of the plant
  • Be able to develop and maintain a teamwork oriented plant
  • Strong safety awareness
  • Experience in managing projects and operating budgets
  • Proven cost savings ability - Results orientated
  • Initiative, pursuit of continuous learning, and ability to manage change
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to develop new policies/procedures and lead their implementation
  • Demonstrated effective systematic problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to listen effectively and foster a cooperative working environment
  • Energetic, team oriented
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Accuracy, honesty, integrity traits are important
  • Self-Starter, proactive approach
  • Excellent computer skills — proficiency in Word and Excel required
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations re: environment, E.E.O., etc.
  • 5-10 years managerial experience
  • 5 year plus ethanol production experience
  • Transportation/distribution related knowledge and experience

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Direct the plant to insure that manufacturing operations obtain the following results:
  • Production of quality products, cost effectively, at volumes to meet market expectations
  • Maintain operations to meet all governmental requirements
  • Coordinate production efforts to be certain we meet our sales objectives
  • Work to improve plant operations
  • Help in the development of long range business objectives under the direction of the Plant Manager
  • Research and order all chemicals to find the best fit for the company to help maintain a low cost per gallon of ethanol
  • Perform related work as assigned
  • Help manage the facilities and people to produce ethanol and other products as efficiently as possible while meeting all company and Government guidelines.
  • Manage and promote ethanol plant and business unit programs and processes
  • Meet all federal, local and company requirements
  • Assist the business unit in creating and communicating superior value
  • Quality-Manufacture products which conform to company and customer product requirements
  • Assist in setting performance standards and managing costs
  • Assist with resolving customer concerns
  • Accountability in safety, quality assurance, security, EPA, cost control, facility upkeep and customer service
  • Help to identify and correct cause for production deviation
  • Implement production programs
  • Train and develop people to have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential
  • Operating Efficiency-Manage the facility to within pre-approved budgeted cost and staffing guidelines
  • Ensure implementation of health and safety requirements for all employees
  • Review all incident reports/near misses and implement any corrective measures, if necessary, to eliminate hazards in the workplace
  • Lead root cause analysis (RCA) efforts and pursue options for continuous improvement of production, logistics and customer service area systems
  • Maintain/improve physical condition and appearance of facilities
  • Optimize minimization of down time
  • Communicate with and report to the Plant Manager regularly
  • Carry out all directives from the Plant Manager
  • Complete any and all tasks assigned by Plant Manager
  • Be responsive to plant needs and onsite when there are operational issues or disruptions

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Lead Operators

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 to use hearing protection. Hard hat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required in designated areas.
$120,000.00/year Download Application
Production Operator 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.

$20.00/hour Download Application

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Be able to assume overall responsibility for all areas of the plant
  • Be able to develop and maintain a teamwork oriented plant
  • Strong safety awareness
  • Experience in managing projects and operating budgets
  • Proven cost savings ability - Results orientated
  • Initiative, pursuit of continuous learning, and ability to manage change
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to develop new policies/procedures and lead their implementation
  • Demonstrated effective systematic problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to listen effectively and foster a cooperative working environment
  • Energetic, team oriented
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Accuracy, honesty, integrity traits are important
  • Self-Starter, proactive approach
  • Excellent computer skills — proficiency in Word and Excel required
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Possess logical problem solving ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent housekeeping and sanitation habits
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations re: environment, E.E.O., etc.
  • 5-10 years managerial experience
  • 5 year plus ethanol production experience
  • Transportation/distribution related knowledge and experience

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Direct the plant to insure that manufacturing operations obtain the following results:
  • Production of quality products, cost effectively, at volumes to meet market expectations
  • Maintain operations to meet all governmental requirements
  • Coordinate production efforts to be certain we meet our sales objectives
  • Work to improve plant operations
  • Help in the development of long range business objectives under the direction of the Plant Manager
  • Research and order all chemicals to find the best fit for the company to help maintain a low cost per gallon of ethanol
  • Perform related work as assigned
  • Help manage the facilities and people to produce ethanol and other products as efficiently as possible while meeting all company and Government guidelines.
  • Manage and promote ethanol plant and business unit programs and processes
  • Meet all federal, local and company requirements
  • Assist the business unit in creating and communicating superior value
  • Quality-Manufacture products which conform to company and customer product requirements
  • Assist in setting performance standards and managing costs
  • Assist with resolving customer concerns
  • Accountability in safety, quality assurance, security, EPA, cost control, facility upkeep and customer service
  • Help to identify and correct cause for production deviation
  • Implement production programs
  • Train and develop people to have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential
  • Operating Efficiency-Manage the facility to within pre-approved budgeted cost and staffing guidelines
  • Ensure implementation of health and safety requirements for all employees
  • Review all incident reports/near misses and implement any corrective measures, if necessary, to eliminate hazards in the workplace
  • Lead root cause analysis (RCA) efforts and pursue options for continuous improvement of production, logistics and customer service area systems
  • Maintain/improve physical condition and appearance of facilities
  • Optimize minimization of down time
  • Communicate with and report to the Plant Manager regularly
  • Carry out all directives from the Plant Manager
  • Complete any and all tasks assigned by Plant Manager
  • Be responsive to plant needs and onsite when there are operational issues or disruptions

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Lead Operators

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

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.