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Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense Hourly Lead for Liquid Plant, 12 hour nights in Aurora, Missouri

Join Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) and you’ll be part of a team that leads science, innovation, and technology on different industry fronts. Working here will provide you with an exciting and motivating career full of development and growth opportunities throughout our businesses. We are a global company that prides itself on having passionate, diverse and dedicated employees who work together to achieve uncommon results.

This opportunity is located within our AFB International business, the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. We develop and produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. to learn more.

Job Description

Control Room Operator / Lead

Job Tasks

  • Complete shift notes

  • Organize and prioritize production based on internal and external customer demands

  • Delegate jobs to operators working that shift and help them prioritize

  • Make toting paperwork as needed

  • Update and present Gemba board

  • Check intermediate, protein, raw material amounts to clarify what products can be made and when

  • Print batch sheets, accurately load recipes in wonder ware

  • Follow recipes through the process monitoring each step

  • Hook up to intermediate tanks in the tank farm and meter in as needed

  • Meter in from fractionation system

  • Offload fresh meat tankers. Check for signs of spoilage.

  • Pull samples and adjust pH and/or moisture as specified on the batch sheet

  • Prep reactors for pressure reactions

  • Use grind screens to screen from reactor to reactor and/or reactor to work tanks

  • Flush heat exchangers

  • Pull and clean out reactor pots as needed

  • Keep white board in control room updated as it pertains to duties

  • Clean reactors and reactor room

  • Work with R&D as needed for batch sheet/recipe updates

  • Communicate with Dryer operator to determine their liquid needs

  • Communicate with Prime for all trailer, tanker, reefer movements

  • Update bulk liquid lot number sheet

  • Ensure that all needed trailer moves have been completed and all raw materials are in house for the oncoming day/night shift

  • Enter batching into Macola

  • Complete all tasks in work area on the master cleaning schedule and document

  • Basic trouble shooting of equipment issues and assist all operators in troubleshooting equipment

Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost Requirements:

  • Forklift Inspections

  • Material inspections

  • Flow panel verifications

  • Weight verification vs. tolerances

  • Identify protein types and check for signs of spoilage.

  • Line walks completed

  • Proper PPE for chemical hazards

  • Prep reactors for pressure reactions

  • Follow all applicable SOPs

  • HACCP documentation CCP documentation


  • Leadership experience preferred

  • Counterbalance forklift experience required

  • 1-3 years production experience required

  • Computer experience required

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. is a diversified company with businesses in a myriad of industries including Aerospace & Defense, Space Robotics, Life Sciences, and Pet Food Flavorings, with our headquarters located in Denver, CO. We have been called "The industry leader"​, "The people to follow"​, "The safety, quality and reliability experts"​. Our technologies allow us to be first to market with next-generation products for all of our focus markets. Our businesses include:

AFB International (http://www.ensign-bickfordind.com/subsidiaries/afb-international/)

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company

EnviroLogix Inc. (http://www.ensign-bickfordind.com/subsidiaries/envirologix-inc/)

Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.

Each of our companies, as varied as they are, have a great deal in common. Each is a leader in its field. Each ​shares a dedication to innovation, continuous improvement, a commitment to research and technological expertise and an unmatched level of services and support. The simple truth is: When you are a part of our team, you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.