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Quality Control Technician, Third Shift – Winchester, VA
Product Coordinator – Winchester, VA

Quality Manager – Winchester, VA

Director, Texas Regional Sales – U.S. Foodservice – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Maintenance Millwright – New Prague, Minnesota
Maintenance Manager – Oakland, California


Quality Control Technician, Third Shift – Winchester, VA

General Description

  • Conduct in-process analysis of semolina, durum flour, and bread flour samples during production runs
  • In-process samples are conducted every two hours for durum products and every hour for bread flour products
  • Record results
  • Notify shift millers of deviations from specifications
  • Conduct analyses of flour being prepared for delivery to customers
  • Record information in Laboratory database
  • Prepare Certificates of Analyses of shipments
  • Conduct laboratory maintenance, as required

Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year experience as laboratory analyst
  • Knowledge in basic laboratory and analytical procedures
  • Knowledge in Microsoft based programs

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED

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Product Coordinator – Winchester, VA

The Quality Manager is responsible for managing food safety, quality systems and leading the sanitation evaluations of the facility. This position requires management of company policies, customer standards, government regulations, and relationships. This position is part of the core leadership team of the facility.

General Description

  • The Product Coordinator (PC) is primarily responsible for safe and efficient transfer of finished product from the mills to the appropriate end-product destination. (NWP bulk silo, bulk truck, railcar, or tote bag.)
  • The PC must work with lab personnel and shift millers to make sure that the finished product is in spec and is the correct product for the customer. It is his responsibility to prepare a COA for the product and make sure it is sent to the customer.
  • The Product Coordinator needs to be able and know how to conduct certain analytical procedures and other assigned tasks in the Laboratory.
    • Conduct Laboratory analyses accurately, precisely, and punctually as described approved methods, record results and verify accuracy.
    • Comply with prescribed test procedures and sample handling protocols.
  • Perform HACCP checks on Process Control Points  (Sifter tailings, magnets, Metal Detectors) and perform Preventive Maintenance inspections on Loadout Sifters.

Other Duties

  • Keep ingredient feeders filled and make sure the proper ingredients are applied to the finished product.
  • Verify lab reports and shipping papers (COA’s) that go with all flour/semo loads to the customers.
  • Coordinate the filling of finished product bins for A and B Mill.
  • Help /Shift Millers by manning the computer while the Millers are working in the mill.
  • Communicate with and help Loaders during Truck and Rail Car Loading
  • Perform the duties of a loader when a loader is not present.
  • Drive the switch engine for spotting and loading railcars

Work Experience Requirements

  • Must be able to multitask and keep detailed records
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a dynamic, customer-driven production environment.
  • Computer Experience, including Microsoft Office

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Be able to communicate in English

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Quality Manager – Winchester, VA

The Quality Manager is responsible for managing food safety, quality systems and leading the sanitation evaluations of the facility. This position requires management of company policies, customer standards, government regulations, and relationships. This position is part of the core leadership team of the facility.

General Description

  • Oversee all activities in the laboratory, including the direct supervision of lab technicians.
  • Lead the Quality programs, interface with customers, and provide input to the plant management team.
  • Responsible for assuring quality products, compliance with FDA mandates and HACCP principles, quality related customer issues, vendor certification, and laboratory analysis.
  • Conduct customer, 3rdparty, and company audits for compliance.
  • Comply with established quality procedures and methods, investigate and rectify discrepancies.
  • Provide input to meeting customer specifications and requirements.
  • Active participant in wheat mix management and elevator operations as needed.
  • Assure instrument calibration is conducted as prescribed, verify results, and maintain records of each instrument for which calibration procedures have been established.
  • Overall responsibility for Product Safety, Quality Systems, and contact with customers.
  • Accurately complete internal documentation of customer incidents.
  • Assist with companywide employee training programs.

Work Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years of progressively responsible laboratory experience in food manufacturing quality labs with previous supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of major commercial software programs.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of key concepts for personal and food safety.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to influence across all directions of the organization without direct line authority.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Requires a behavioral work style that is approachable, collaborative, hands-on and shows attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of food plant sanitation, pest control, cGMP’s and microbiological hazards.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in related field, degree related to Food Science, Grain Science, or Baking preferred.
  • HACCP and PCQI certification recommended or will be provided.

General Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files and other lab equipment and objects.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  This position requires the ability to review detailed documents and read computer screens. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. This job requires willingness to be on call at all hours to manage quality issues. The job includes working with wheat, an allergen, and sensitivity to gluten should be considered.

Miller Milling Company reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of MMC or its managers.  This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Director, Texas Regional Sales – U.S. Foodservice – Minneapolis, MN

The Director, Texas Regional Sales – US Foodservice is a key member of Miller Milling Company’s leadership and commercial team; responsible for regional flour sales in TX and the surrounding states as well as leading MMC’s sales initiatives with its food ingredient distribution and foodservice customers across the entire country. This position will have at least one direct report and is considered a ‘player/coach’ with individual sales responsibilities as well as those for the TX sales team. Work location is flexible; however, Miller Milling’s Saginaw, TX or Bloomington, MN administrative offices are preferred.

Primary Duties:

TX and Foodservice Sales
  • Drive MMC flour sales with assigned accounts utilizing established strategies and company objectives. Focus on key MMC initiatives optimizing revenues and profits while maintaining or growing market share in designated territory.
  • Service customers by building strong relationships and maintaining rapport with key decision makers and support staff. Make periodic customer visits; providing ongoing client support, market information and purchasing guidance-as needed. Promptly and effectively respond to customer service requests and work collaboratively with MMC’s cross functional teams of operations, quality, merchandising, finance, customer service and transportation to resolve customer problems that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Evaluate customer requirements, recommend and implement improvements to enhance customer satisfaction and/or new opportunities. Effectively manage customer pricing, provide updates and successfully negotiate contracts, request for proposals (RFP), and contract maintenance.
  • Strategically develop, present, and close business by clearly understanding customer requirements and expectations and effectively managing resources to achieve business objectives. Calculate flour pricing as well as monitor margins in the markets and provide input on those margins.
  • Identify new customers by studying the marketplace and trends, estimating sales volume, and qualifying business potential. Develop a keen awareness of the assigned flour market channels and actively monitor developments and communicate changes to MMC’s management team. Decisively take action within job responsibility scope as a result of market or customer changes.
  • Generate and maintain a sales forecast for accounts assigned.
Management and Administration
  • Provide leadership to ensure a strong culture of accountability and engagement where employees are committed and motivated to serve customers, achieve corporate goals, and contribute their ideas and efforts in support of MMC’s vision and direction. As a member of MMC’s commercial leadership team; this positions is considered a mentor and role model to others.
  • Ensure direct reports receive needed training to enhance MMC’s value proposition, customer service, market competence, business acumen along with enhancing team members’ career satisfaction.
  • Act as a customer advocate within Miller Milling Company to ensure concerns and issues are communicated. Help lead the organization drive customer execution results that meet quality and customer service objectives.
  • Develop sales territory targets to help ensure the achievement of company financial goals with appropriate metrics that helps TX/Food Service team meet its sales objectives. Develop and roll out TX regional, food ingredient distribution and foodservice channel strategies.
  • Ensure customer pricing, order entry, contract applications, contract executions, account receivable and credit status are effectively managed and changes communicated.
  • Develop annual budgets and perform employee reviews
  • Ensure that the interests of customers, channel partners and company are aligned. Serve as the primary customer contact for technical and business issues for the accounts assigned.
Other Responsibilities
  • Actively lead and/or participate in routine departmental and company meetings to facilitate communication. Demonstrate cross functional leadership capabilities in a matrixed and highly interdependent organization.
  • Support a variety of external partnerships to encourage partnerships, deepen industry relations and knowledge of customer needs.
  • Prepare and deliver sales territory presentations on relevant topics to help facilitate company reputation.
  • Develop a strong understanding of Miller Milling’s business from the farm to the end user.
  • Assist the Finance department with Accounts Receivables by following up with customers as needed and recommending action to be taken.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.
  • Willingness and ability to travel – up to 40%.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent related experience
  • 10 years’ progressive career experience in the grain merchandising, flour sales, commodity trading or related industry experience
  • Effective strategic thinking with the ability to formulate objectives and priorities and implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration, communication and influencing skills at all levels of an organization. Comfortable presenting and interacting with c-suite senior leadership of Miller Milling Company and its customers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation ability and tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team. Demonstrated ability to organize, manage and execute multiple technical projects.
  • Creativity, flexibility and quick thinking.
  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin) are preferred but not required.

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Maintenance Millwright – New Prague, MN

The Maintenance Millwright will assist in troubleshooting and repair of production equipment in the facility that is electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic in nature. This includes involvement in routine and emergency corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for all electrical and mechanical equipment and their related controls.

Job Duties to Include:
(not limited to)

  • Fabricates and installs mechanical changes.
  • Plumbs hydraulic/pneumatic circuits.
  • Diagnose and install/replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and/or repair of fixtures, machines, or other resources related to the physical facility or its operations.
  • Provides knowledge in Metal Fabrication, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, painting, or other skills to facility operations.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance procedures on facility equipment.
  • Calibrates and adjusts equipment according to specifications, as assigned.
  • May be assigned to operate a variety of equipment, including skid loaders, forklift, tractor, etc.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Personal computer operation.
  • Established safety policies, standards, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(any or all of the following is a strong plus)

  • Knowledge of machine parts and their functions.
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance and repair operations.
  • Knowledge of rigging and movement techniques.
  • Knowledge of metal fabricating and welding.
  • Knowledge of low pressure boiler systems.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • State of MN Millwright/Apprenticeship license.
  • State of MN Low pressure boiler license.
  • Organizational and planning skills with the ability to follow through.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of bending, lifting small parts and pushing, pulling or carrying light loads.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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Maintenance Manager – Oakland, CA

Provides leadership and direction to plant maintenance department responsible for repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations –safely done. Responsible to sustain a reliability program. Responsible to eliminate all causes of failure and ensure full useful life in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel. Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations. Creates and manages the maintenance budgets. Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.  Maintains all equipment with a mind on Safety and Food Safety.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and operate within established maintenance operating budget and monitor departmental expenditures.
  • Assists with planning and cost estimates for annual and longer term capital budgets.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintaining of MRO inventory through accurate cycle counts and proper purchasing and receiving of the parts as required
  • Responsible for the interaction with other departments and maintaining and prioritizing an effective planned maintenance schedule
  • Establishes criteria for assessing the quality and safety of work performed by employees and contractors.
  • Supervises the completion of work through, frequent site inspections and conferences with operations and vendors regarding electrical & plumbing equipment, HVAC systems, electric motors, ventilating fans, and electrical control units.
  • Investigates the condition of buildings, equipment and grounds, and recommends improvements in the facilities to ensure that needs are met.
  • Broad knowledge & experience in trade employee’s management & facilities administration with demonstrated ability to manage personnel.  Ability to lead teams and achieve results through resources.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with superb time management and project scheduling skills.
  • Comprehensive information on construction processes, trade practices, standards, building codes & regulations.
  • Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair programs.

Required Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 year  experience in food plant maintenance or engineering.
  • Must be computer literate; experienced in using computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project Management, etc.
  • Must have understanding of PLC and logic controls.
  • Prior experience using Express Maintenance a plus.
  • Basic accounting knowledge required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly; orally and in written form.
  • Demonstrates mechanical aptitude.
  • Confident, assertive leadership style.

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