• Mill Operator I

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 5:54 PM)
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    Job Category
    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
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  • Job Description

    Mill Operator I, Aurora, NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    This position will report to a Shift Supervisor in the Flotation side of the Mill.

    Key Tasks:

    • Work safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by following Nutrien, MSHA and OSHA regulations and procedures.
    • Follow the Code of Conduct; always.
    • Frequent inspections of area to identify hazards.
    • Operate equipment used to perform routine activities associated with supporting and maintaining production in and around the Mill area.
    • Maintain clean/organized and safe work environment.
    • Follow process control procedures and general department guidelines.
    • Support personnel to ensure production goals are achieved.
    • Maintain regular contact with other Operators via radio systems.
    • Know and understand departmental SOPs and assist with writing new SOPs, when it is deemed necessary.
    • Inspect Mill production equipment within area of responsibility.
    • After undertaking the appropriate training, complete various permits like Confined Space and Lock Out/Tag Out and any other permits assigned by supervisor
    • Assist in scheduling of maintenance repairs.
    • Monitors gauges, samples and data recorders; and receives notification from, supervisor, or other assigned personnel to make specified operating adjustments.
    • Observes gauges, and instruments, turns valves, and moves controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, and flow of steam, coolant, and chemical constituents through system to effect prescribed reaction within critical limits, according to knowledge of equipment and process.
    • Complete curriculum and on-the-job trainings to obtain knowledge and skills to perform the Operator job competently.
    • Must be open to change and varying work environments.
    • Performs preventative maintenance by greasing and maintaining proper oil levels of stationary and mobile equipment as well as conveyor systems as directed.
    • Follow on-the-job safety and environmental guidelines.
    • Actively participate in site safety programs.
    • Recognize, report and eliminate/mitigate all hazards in found in the work area.
    • Assist in the maintaining of process equipment by performing Operations Driven Reliability tasks such as checking and maintaining fluid levels, inspecting equipment and initiating repair work by utilizing existing maintenance programs.
    • Participate in refuse collection and disposal as well as site recycling programs.
    • Operate production processes remotely using computers equipped with Process Logic Control Software, as needed.


    • Perform accurate and thorough documented work area inspections in compliance with MSHA Regulations.
    • Participate/Attend Safety meetings and scheduled trainings.
    • Communicate with the Shift Supervisor, in a timely manner, concerning any abnormal situations or conditions in areas of responsibility.
    • Communicate with Maintenance or Electricians to perform Energy Isolation and permitting of equipment at the jobsite when maintenance or repairs are required.
    • Communicate with relief in a manner that honestly and accurately describes issues and conditions that will be encountered by your relief.

    Essential Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Must maintain a current NC Driver’s License.
    • Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.
    • Successful completion of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is preferred.

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now.  In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by October 12, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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