ADM Production Specialist in Abilene, Kansas
Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities
Production Specialist | Entry Level
Location : Abilene, KS
Job Type : Full Time, Hourly
Pay Range: Starting at $17.60 an hour
Shift(s) Available: The shift schedules includes an 8 or 12 hour shift on a rotational or swing schedule (i.e. seven day swing and/or rotational). Ability to work any shift, overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed.
Benefits Start First Day
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
Health and Wellness Incentives
Paid Vacation and Holidays
401K/ESOP, pension with ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) matching contributions
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Short & Long-Term Disability
Company Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees,’ Spouse and Children
Parental leave (paternity/maternity)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Perks at work (discount program with several companies)
This is an entry-level position in a union workforce within our Abilene Flourmill. You will gain knowledge of the facility, general department knowledge, and handle tasks through completion of tasks and look for ways to improve the process and personal performance. Production Specialists are expected to perform a variety of jobs, tasks or duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Maintain, monitor and adjust equipment
Utilize computer systems to input and record data as required in reguard to safety, sanitation, maintenance, and processing equipment operation
Work in a fast-paced environment to complete various processes including weighing, bagging, packing, unpacking, labeling, and storing products and sanitizing around facility (sweeping, compressed air cleaning)
Interact regularly with peers and management to pursue continuous improvement of facility operations and promote a teamwork focused environment
Communicate with team/shift employees concerning proper operation of equipment, changes in flow rates or processing capabilities safety concerns, product quality issues and maintenance issues
Understand and adhere to ADM's Safety, Environmental Compliance and Food Quality and goal of achieving a zero-injury culture.
Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
Exhibit regular and prompt attendance and maintain attendance record in accordance with company policy
Train to operate equipment associated with the loadout and unloading process for bulk materials including trucks and/or rail cars, forklifts, skid steers, utilizing scales, pumps, conveyor, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Must be 18 years or older
Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
Ability to understand and effectively communicate in English (verbal/written)
High School diploma or equivalent
Experience in production and/or similar military environment (preferred)
On-the-Job Training Requirements:
Complete ADM safety, food safety, quality, and environmental training
Participate in company planned operations training
Equipment training may include but not limited to JLG, forklift, non-DOT truck, reach lift, etc.
Ambient conditions – Work area is, typically, a non-air-conditioned production environment. Hot or cold Temperatures, all seasonal elements, both indoors and outdoors
Atmosphere: Dust and odor
Must be able to work around noise levels that may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift
Company provided protective clothing required: Uniforms, hardhats, earplugs, safety glasses, hair restraints, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and safety harness may be required based on task performed; employees are required to wear all required PPE (personal protective equipment) (i.e., hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms, and steel-toed boots) in addition to job specific PPE requirements. *Employees in roles that require respirators will need to be clean shaven.
Ability to move about or to a work site by ascending/descending stairs, bending, kneeling and prolonged periods of standing and sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently
Ability to operate equipment or machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights or in confined spaces
Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 55 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds overhead
Requires ability and willingness to wear respirators
Ability to traverse up to two (2) miles during the course of a workday
Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed
The shift schedule includes an 8-hour shift
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
KS - Kansas
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Benefits and Perks
Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package to support your well-being, including:
Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and life insurance; on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable)
Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection
Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Additional benefits include:
Paid vacation time, plus 11 paid holidays and one paid personal day
Adoption assistance and paid parental leave
Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs