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Redfield Alerts:

Plant Operator
Full-Time Plant Operator at Redfield Energy, LLC
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: June 30, 2022
Industry: Ethanol Plant
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $19-$20/hr.
Education Level: High School

Plant Operator

This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures and values. Team members will be required to adhere to safety requirements at all times and in all work environments. This position operates in both an office and plant environment. In the office, the team member will work on a personal computer. In the plant environment, the team member may be exposed to noise, heat and other elements both inside and outside as well as possible exposure to moving, mechanical parts, dust, high noise levels, internal and external temperature/weather conditions and exposure to chemicals.

Specific physical requirements include:

  • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds.
  • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders.
  • Opening valves.
  • Occasionally bending, twisting and turning while lifting weight of less than fifty (50) pounds.
  • Data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour.
  • Walking up to two (2) or more miles per day.
  • Pushing brooms, shovels, etc.
  • Working at heights, in confined spaces and at temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Wearing PPE.
  • Using hand and power tools.


The Plant Operator is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment in a highly automated chemical facility.

Operators are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process.

The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations.

Additionally, operators are responsible for communicating process events to both supervisors and on-coming shift team members.

Continuous plant operation requires 12-hour shift work. Team member must be able to adapt to 12-hour workdays and be able to meet call-in requirements as needed.

Team members must be able to work mandatory overtime when outside their regularly scheduled shift when directed by management.


To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate and provide the

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in production environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge in math, reading comprehension and mechanical reasoning required.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required.
  • Forklift certification and valid driver’s license with proof of insurance may be required.
  • Knowledge in Word, Excel and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team.

Redfield Energy, LLC

38650 171st Street
Redfield, SD 57469
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