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Head Miller – Oakland, California

Head Miller, EHS – Oakland, CA

Responsible for all facets of milling operations for the designated facility and provide oversight of Plant Maintenance and possibly other departments depending upon the location. The Head Miller will monitor and influence daily plant operations and customer satisfaction. Insure all operating decisions improve the profitability, quality, personnel safety and food safety of the Company.

Primary Duties:

  • Ensure that daily productions meet all product, Quality and Food Safety standards and production schedules.
  • Ensure efficient milling operations. Review mill ops, stream analysis, and other reports analyzing milling operation to determine performance. Assure that changeovers are made efficiently with minimum loss of extraction and capacity.
  • Evaluate roll feed and sifter streams on a regular and routine basis to ensure effective operations. Periodically testing, sift break scalps for carryover and checking balance between sifter boxes.
  • Examine daily the operation of the cleaning house equipment for proper operation. Especially check for millable wheat lost to screenings.
  • Monitor and Influence Grain Quality and low cost wheat mix makeups
  • Work closely with the mill crew explaining changes and why they were made. Show the crew how the mill is to be set and explain why.
  • Determine the correct settings for all roller mills.
  • Run cumulative ash curves as requested. Obtain samples so appropriate analysis and information on the data sheet can be completed.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the proper streams are being selected per the most recent stream analysis. Post the ash curve. Know which streams are directed to clear and know the patent and clear percentages.
  • Ensure inventories are maintained such as sifter supplies, filter socks, spare rolls.
  • Responsible for implementation & upkeep of various regulatory programs – federal, state & local. 
  • Dealing directly with Outside Contractors during onsite visits.
  • Help Plant Manager with future projects that need identified.
  • Insure subordinates are managed, led, evaluated and reviewed in a manner that is consistent and maintain relationships with respect.
  • Provide management oversight of the mill when the plant manager is not onsite.
  • Responsible for a yearly budget in their Department along with other expense departments that are indirectly related.
  • Working closely with Maintenance Manager on Mill maintenance related areas.
  • Implement company policies and procedures & insure those policies and procedures are followed
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Milling Science, or related field or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 year experience as head miller or equivalent related milling experience
  • Willing and able to be on call at all hours for plant issues
  • Demonstrates effective Communication Skills – written and verbal
  • Willing and able to work with wheat products i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity
  • Willing and able to work in a team environment for the success of the plant