Process Operator
Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc - Lakota, IA

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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., an ethanol production company (stock symbol: GPRE), is currently seeking a Process Operator to work at our plant in Lakota, Iowa.

Essential Functions
•Be able to learn all facets of ethanol process including; cook, distillation, evaporation, dryers, thermo oxidizer, centrifuges, grain system, and water treatment.
•Ability to learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant.
•Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up, shut down, cleaning, and batching.
•Stay within operating parameters set by Plant/Production Manager.
•Detail-oriented; proficiency for accuracy; dependable; positive attitude; team player.
•Collect samples and do the necessary tests to ensure consistent and quality product and record results.
•Monitor and make adjustments on the (DCS) computer according to the results of the samples and to keep within parameters and record changes.
•Keep facility, control room, and break room clean including mopping and hosing down plant floors so as to maintain tour ready conditions.
•Keep operators coming on shift briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift.
•Work closely with maintenance and inform them of any mechanical problems.
•Communicate with the Laboratory and learn testing procedures including but not limited to yeast counts, microwave analyzer, HPLC, and the GC.
•Ability to multi-task and take ownership of assigned projects.
•Complete any and all tasks assigned by the Plant Manager/Production Manager.
•12 hour shift work including a three day weekend every other week with overtime and call ins.
•Participate in safety programs and ongoing training sessions.
•Other duties as may be assigned to accomplish the safe and timely day-to-day operations of the plant.
Essential Requirements
•Must be hard working and self motivated..
•Ability to work well with others and ability to work independently with multi-tasking skills.
•Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 60 lbs and work at heights.
•Basic computer knowledge is preferred.
•Ability to operate utility vehicles.
•High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
•Must be able to work in and around conditions which may be dusty, contain high noise levels and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions year round and may be exposed to chemicals used in the process.
•Exemplify the high standards necessary to accomplish the goals of this company.
Green Plains Renewable Energy offers competitive pay; a generous benefit package; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; a retirement savings plan; flexible spending accounts; uniforms with cleaning service, and more.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or may mail a resume to:
Green Plains Shenandoah, LLC
Attn: Human Resources
1660 428th Street
Lakota, IA 50451
All potential employees of Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

About this company
Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. We currently have an ethanol production capacity of...