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Prelude Ventures

Feed Manufacturing Operator



Mukilteo, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Mill is all about answering a simple question: how can we prevent waste? Less waste can save time, money, energy, maybe even our planet. And there’s no better place to start than food. Food waste is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. Plus, our trash really stinks. It’s gross, heavy, and our least favorite chore. At Mill we are striving to build a better environment for all, as we take on climate and kitchen change.

About the role

Mill Industries is a climate-focused startup working on waste. As a Feed Manufacturer Operator you will be a part of Mill’s Feed Business team, helping to turn collected Food scraps from the home into a chicken feed ingredient. The primary office location for this role is based out of our Feed Manufacturing Facility in Mukilteo, Washington (~25 miles north of Seattle). The job will require you to be onsite 5 days a week, for 8 hour day shifts. This is an hourly non-exempt position

Role Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe working environment and participate in required safety programs, trainings and meetings
  • Inspect inbound material and document findings
  • Operate and field check process equipment by monitoring process conditions, equipment and controls systems
  • Responsible for working in a manufacturing environment with exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and adheres to strict safety guidelines including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, coveralls, ear plugs and N95 dust mask
  • Collect and analyze samples and verify product meets requirements
  • Obtain, load, unload, transport, store and stage all materials involved in manufacturing plant
  • While performing the duties of this job, you will be required to stand and walk for up to 6 to 8 hours per day. Activities include walking up and down the stairs, twisting, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing and working on elevated surfaces > 10 ft
  • Will require the ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs no greater than 50 yards

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship / support is available for this position

Ideally You Will Have…

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in warehouse / logistics / manufacturing or production environment
  • Experience driving various types of forklifts or other powered material handling equipment
  • Basic knowledge of Google Suite, Excel, Zoom and Slack
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills, along with mechanical aptitude to use hand tools and conduct minor maintenance

The estimated hourly rate for this position is $16-25 which does not include the value of benefits. A wide range of factors are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, market conditions, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and business and organizational needs. At Mill, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role.

For your awareness, we have been requiring that all employees and visitors who come into our offices verify that they are fully vaccinated with respect to COVID-19. Of course we are open to discussing accommodations where legally required, such as for medical or religious reasons. If you need to discuss accommodations or better understand this requirement, please let me know. Otherwise, please prepare to provide verification of your vaccination.