Kemin Industries Production Process Operator in Des Moines, Iowa


The Company

Kemin () has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.4 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals inthe global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,000 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

Current Shift Openings Include:

12 hour shifts: 6AM - 6PM

12 hour shifts: 6PM - 6AM

8 hour shifts: 10PM - 6AM

8 hour shifts: 2PM - 10PM


Reports To:

Production Supervisor


Kemin Industries, KANA (Animal Health Nutrition & Health), Operations

Position Overview:

  • To operate the plant efficiently and effectively to maximize production while at all times maintaining a safe work environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Properly follow all company policies and OSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.

  • Complete department sanitation duties.

  • Report all equipment issues to supervisor and / or maintenance.

  • Pack and /or assemble product ingredients.

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure product specifications are met.

  • Operate machinery and work in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

  • Operate various types of heavy equipment that may include but not limited to a forklift.

  • Troubleshoot automated equipment and other equipment issues.

  • Use computers for daily work activities.



  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • 2-3 years of related experience in manufacturing or production preferred.

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to: Safety (hard toe) Shoes, Safety Glasses, Respirator, and Hearing Protection.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.

  • May require standing for extended periods of time.

  • Able to climb ladders or stairs and to work at heights.

  • Able to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move anywhere up to 55 pounds.

DECISION MAKING AND FREEDOM TO ACT: Kemin believes in allowing its employees the freedom to make decisions and action them in accordance with their ability and level of reporting.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The Operations Team Members are based at the Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health North America headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The hourly position is considered to be 40 hours per week, but requires tremendous flexibility. Overtime work, including off-shift and weekends, may be required. Personal protective equipment will be required to be worn due to food sanitation standards. Uniforms are provided.

Job ID 2017-4793

Positions 1

Location US-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date 6/19/2017

Category Manufacturing

Position Type Regular Full-Time