• Carlton, MN, USA
  • Full Time


The Chemical Plant Control Room Operator is a progressive role starting with operating chemical drying equipment and adding formulator recipe manager responsibilities. This position is responsible for maximizing product output and maintaining specifications.

The plant is a 24 hour, 7 day per week operating facility. This position will work a rotating schedule.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate Drum Dryers for optimal production output while ensuring safety, quality and reliability
  • Operate Flakers, Pulverizers, Pumps, Blowers and Fans
  • Operate/Monitor steam boiler and air compressor
  • Change out dust receiver filters 
  • Change Knife blades on drum dryers
  • Perform duties required to produce a consistently high quality, consistent starch slurry including makeup, mixing, and reaction procedures
  • Perform Rework/Blend-back when required
  • Operate overhead product hoists
  • Follow all Plant Safety Rules and Company Policies including perform Lockout/Tagout, Hot Work, and Confined Space work according to company and OSHA requirements
  • Complete shift checklists with good detail and accuracy
  • 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) 
  • Maintain all equipment in proper working order by performing production level maintenance when necessary. Report all equipment malfunctions
  • Write "Work Order Requests" 

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

Education/Training in an industrial field or at least one year of related experience

Mechanical Aptitude

Experience using handtools

Previous manufacturing or chemical processing experience preferred

Fork Truck operating experience preferred


Ability to communicate well and follow detailed written and verbal instructions.

Strong problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

Demonstrate strong judgement.

Ability to effectively work as a team.

Physical Demand:
Lifting and handling up to 55 lbs pounds of weight is required. Occasional heavier weights may be encountered during cleanup.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to dust, cold and hot temperatures at times. 


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