• McPherson, KS, USA
  • $15.00/hr, once hired
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, HRA, 401K, STD, LTD


The Drum Dryer Extruder Operator is responsible for assisting the Formulator Recipe Manager in maximizing drum dryer output and maintaining product specifications. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Follow all Plant Safety Rules and Company Policies.
  • Must be able to competently perform Lockout/Tagout, Hot Work, and Confined Space work according to company and OSHA requirements.
  • Work with Formulator/Recipe Manager
  • Complete shift checklists with good detail and accuracy.
  • Change out dust receiver filters 
  • Operate Drum Dryers for optimal production output while ensuring safety, quality and reliability
  • Change Knife blades on drum dryers
  • Operate Flakers, Pulverizers, Pumps, Blowers and Fans
  • Maintain good Housekeeping in all work areas including scraping floors and drying equipment, cleaning overhead ledges/pipes, blowing down, sweeping, shoveling, dispose industrial waste into dumpster, etc.
  • Operate Industrial Powered Trucks (Forklifts) 
  • Perform Rework/Blend-back when required
  • Operate overhead product cranes
  • Maintain all equipment in proper working order by performing production level maintenance when necessary. Report all equipment malfunctions
  • Write "Work Order Requests" 
  • Learn Formulator Recipe responsibilties for advancement opportunities and act as their back up when needed.

Must be able to operate a forklift. Must follow all plant safety rules, keep work area clean, and perform other related duties as assigned.


High school degree or GED required

Mechanical Aptitude

Experience using handtools

Previous manufacturing experience preferred

Fork Truck operating experience preferred


Ability to communicate well and follow written and verbal instructions.

Physical Demand:
Handling 50 to 55 pounds of weight is required. Occasional heavier weights may be encountered during cleanup.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to dust, cold and hot temperatures at times. May include rotating shifts.


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