Process Technician
Rochelle , Illinois
February 25, 2018

CHS has an exciting opportunity within our Renewable Fuels division. We are looking for a Process Technician who is self-motivated, has the desire to learn, and works well with others to work at our ethanol plant located in Rochelle, IL.

You will:

  • Learn and be responsible for performing the manual tasks and overseeing the automated operations associated with the safe, reliable, efficient, and high throughput production of ethanol and co-products.
  • Become knowledgeable in process operations and understand chemical, biological, mechanical principles.
  • Conduct continuous inspections of key process points, make necessary machinery and equipment adjustments, identify problems on equipment, and continually monitor equipment under your direction.
  • Ensure products meet specifications.
  • Gather samples for laboratory analysis as scheduled /required, and perform and record required control analyses.
  • Perform extra control test made necessary by variable raw material, process difficulties, or process investigational studies.
  • Conduct operating maintenance and lubrication is completed as required.
  • Gather information for and document on record sheets provided.
  • Follow all established safety rules and procedures; alert management of all safety concerns.
  • Monitor, maintain, and care for all issued tools.
  • Complete training program and pass a written exam on operating procedures and emergency shutdown procedures as required by the Process Safety Management Committee.
  • Complete required ongoing and supplement training as required for operating and emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Complete annual training classes as required on Environmental, Health and Safety.
  • Work together with fellow technicians in a professional manner.
  • Keep work area clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  • Wear eye protection at all times, hearing protection and hard hat when required.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Work extended hours as needed to meet business demands.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Extensive knowledge of operations, control, and functions of equipment and machinery
  • Able to lift, use tools, shovel, sweep, load & unload, and carry materials up to 50lbs frequently
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 120ft
  • Able to stand, walk, and climb stairs continuously
  • Able to work in noisy, dusty, and all weather conditions
  • Able to work extended hours as needed

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Technical degree in related field.
  • Strong operator skills

A little about us:
CHS is proud to offer veterans a place to grow their careers. Driven by the values of the farm families who own CHS, our employees focus on helping farmers raise healthy crops.

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