Feed Mill Technician

Live Operations Bushnell, Illinois


Position at JBS USA

Essential Functions:

·       Receiving: Receiving, sampling and testing inbound ingredient trucks, and completing related paperwork.

·       Grinding, Batching, Mixing and Pelleting: Grinding, batching, mixing and pelleting operations, maximizing productivity and quality of each process, including the use of a computerized plant control system.

·       Loadout: Loading outbound feed trucks and completing related paperwork.

·       Product Quality: Manufacture products which conform to the product formula, process standards and quality specifications.

·       Safety: Follow safety rules and standards.

·       Production Records: Completing accurately all necessary production records.

·       Housekeeping: Maintaining a clean and orderly mill.

Success Factors:

Success factors for a Feed Mill Technician include being reliable, disciplined, capable of working with minimal supervision, prioritizing safety, demonstrating a strong work ethic by willingly handling any necessary tasks, consistently approaching work with a competitive mindset, and a genuine desire to uphold JBS's mission and values.

Job Qualifications:  Required

     Basic math & computer skills.

     Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

     Ability to safely lift 50 pounds.

·       Able to operate power industrial equipment.

     Attention to detail.

·       Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

     Ability to clean and organize work areas.

     Interpersonal skills for working with other employees.

     Available to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed.

·       Flexible to cover other shifts as needed.


Working Conditions:

·       Will be exposed to the elements depending on task at hand

·       Will be required to climb ladders and work on elevated platforms.

·       Work somewhat close to other people, such as when sharing work space.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

·       Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

·       Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

·       401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule.

·       Better Futures Program –  Online Classes or select 2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents! 

·       Supervisor Development Program: Opportunity to grow your career through leadership training. 

The company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control ACT requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work