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Shipping & Receiving Operator

Reports To: Shift Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $20/hr, In Training Wage

Summary

Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment in the shipping and receiving areas including weighing systems, loading and unloading equipment. Operators will receive dried distillers grains by rail and truck and ship NovaMeal and NovaOil on trucks and railcars. The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations. Additionally, operators are responsible for communicating process events to both supervisors and on-coming shift team members. Novita Nutrition operates on a 24-hour continuous schedule. Team member will work rotating 12 hour shifts and must be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. This position is located at the Novita Aurora plant facility located 2 miles east of Brookings, South Dakota. job application

Responsibilities & Experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plant Operations

Ability to learn and operate the Distributed Control System (DCS) and other processes associated with the plant operations,

Understand and follow plant operating procedures for the shipping and receiving areas which includes rail car movement and bulk storage operations,

Operate machinery which will include, but is not limited to a front end loader, skid steer, forklift, man lift and rail car mover,

Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule completing all tasks as assigned,

Provide a high level of customer service and maintain a professional presence at all times,

Assure timely and accurate daily documentation of all shipping and receiving information is completed and sample results are documented,

Attend and participate in shift exchange meetings at beginning and end of shift with oncoming/outgoing team members of the previous shift events and current process status

Provide knowledge sharing and training with other team members

Perform lockout tag out for permitted work including confined space entries and equipment maintenance and cleaning,

Team member can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Environmental, Health & Safety

Participate in all health, safety and environmental programs; maintain self-awareness on safety issues and requirements and report any safety concerns immediately to the EH&S department,

Responsible for notifying management team of environmental, quality and production concerns, problems and opportunities,

Perform all tasks associated with Feed Safety/Quality, assigned or as needed, to meet internal and external requirements relating to the production of safe, quality feed products.

Maintenance

Assist the maintenance department with routine tasks such as completing equipment lubrication PMs, assembling and disassembling equipment,

Learn and utilize CMMS (Centralized Maintenance Management System) to create work requests,

Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment inconsistencies and failures.

 

Education and Pertinent/Proven Experience
The minimum requirements for education and experience are listed below. Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; with an Associate’s degree or higher education preferred. Experience working in a production plant environment is preferred.

Communications: Strong written and verbal skills are important along with the ability to work well in a team.

Organizational Skills: Skill and experience to establish and maintain inventory tracking systems that are acceptable to management and regulatory agencies. Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with spreadsheet software and have a basic knowledge of word processing software and email.

Certificates and Licenses: None.

 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements
This position operates in a process plant environment with strict safety, regulatory and conduct standards. The individual may be exposed to noise, heat and other elements in outdoor and indoor environments. While performing duties of this position, the individual may be exposed to moving, mechanical parts, dusty conditions, high noise levels and chemicals. Specific physical requirements include:

• Occasionally working in confined spaces,
• Wearing proper respiratory protection,
• Occasionally lifting weight up to 50#,
• Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders,
• Bending, twisting and turning while lifting weights up to 50#,
• Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time,
• Working at heights and temperatures from -20 to 100+ degrees,
• Standing for extended periods of time,
• Working on elevated platforms and surfaces.

Qualified candidates please fill out the job application and return to us.
Email or Phone: (605) 610-1026

Novita’s Benefit Package

Employee benefits are effective day ONE at Novita. There is no waiting period for benefits. Eligible employees can enroll in our health, dental, and vision insurances for themselves and family members. Employees who contribute to Health Savings Account (HSA) are eligible for a quarterly company contribution. We offer a competitive 401k match and no vesting schedule on contributions. Novita recognizes 8 company paid holidays and offers additional holiday pay for employees that work on a designated holiday. Paid Time Off (PTO) is accrual based with no “use it or lose it” penalty! Contact Human Resources to learn about these and more benefits offered at Novita.

Accounting & Administrative Assistant

Reports To: Plant Accountant

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $18+/hr, DOE

Summary

This full-time position provides support to Accounting functions under the direction of the Plant Accountant, as well as administrative support for the HR, Procurement, and other on-site activities at the Novita Aurora facility. This position performs a wide range of accounting and office duties as indicated below. This position is located at the Novita Aurora facility, 2 miles east of Brookings, SD. job application

Responsibilities & Experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Greet guests, answer multiple-line telephone, and route visitors and/or calls to appropriate area or
  • Administer basic plant safety training, PPE distribution and plant entry requirements to non-plant personnel.
  • Provide support for the accounting department, including but not limited to the following:
    • Collecting, organizing, and processing vendor invoices
    • Organizing and processing scale tickets, both inbound and outbound
    • Organizing and processing invoices and documentation for raw material purchases (DDGS)
    • Organizing and processing invoices and documentation for inbound and outbound freight
  • Support Human Resources by collecting job applications, organizing, and filing benefit documents, coordinate interview schedules and other related tasks in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Secure and prepare meeting rooms, facilities, and venues as needed.
  • Prepare outgoing mail, correspondence, and packages for shipments daily.
  • Open, read, and act upon incoming mail as require
  • Manage special projects as needed, e.g., mailings, company events,
  • Work with and update internal data systems, organize, and maintain
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed materials as
  • Perform well in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Maintain appearance of office area (including entryway, breakroom, etc.) and work with cleaning vendor.
  • Ensure all office, beverage and vending supplies are stocked as appropriate. Oversee the vending machine, water, and office supply vendors.
  • All other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Pertinent/Proven Experience
The minimum requirements for education and experience are listed below. Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education: A two-year degree is required, while a four-year degree is preferred. A minimum of 2 years of related experience is highly preferred.

Communications: Excellent telephone and oral communication skills as well as perfected written grammar and communication skills are essential.

Organizational Skills: Responsible and timely processing of time-sensitive material is required. Ability to act upon and handle confidential and/or sensitive information in a professional manner is necessary.

Computer Skills: Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, database software and contact management software required. Specific knowledge and fluency of Office 365 is highly desirable.

Certificates and Licenses: Some local travel may be required. Must have own transportation and maintain valid driver’s license.

 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements
This position generally operates in an office environment, with occasional exposure to the process plant environment which may include exposure to noise, heat, and other indoor and outdoor environments. Physical requirements include:

  • Sitting and working at a desk for extended periods of time,
  • Viewing and working on a computer for long periods of time,
  • Driving and travel for long periods of time,
  • Navigating in uneven terrain and outdoor elements,
  • Occasionally lifting up to 20#,
  • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights up to 20#,
  • Occasionally standing for extended periods of time.

Qualified candidates please fill out the job application and return to us.
Email or Phone: (605) 610-1026

Process Operator

Reports To: Shift Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $23/hr, In Training Wage

Summary

Responsible for the safe operation of all plant processing equipment including boilers, solvent extraction and pelleting operations. Operators are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process. The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations. Additionally, operators are responsible for communicating process events to both supervisors and on-coming shift team members. Novita Nutrition operates on a 24-hour continuous schedule. Team member will work rotating 12 hour shifts and must be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. This position is located at the Novita Aurora plant facility located 2 miles east of Brookings, South Dakota. job application

Responsibilities & Experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plant Operations

Ability to learn and operate the Distributed Control System (DCS) and other processes associated with the plant operations,

Understand and follow plant operating procedures for start-up, shut-down, temporary and emergency operations

Utilize process data, trend analysis and training to monitor, troubleshoot and respond to process conditions to optimize plant operation,

Collect and test samples on all designated product streams and take action based on results when required,

Assure timely and accurate daily documentation of all process information is completed and sample results are documented,

May load and unload bulk chemical trucks while maintaining a high level of safety and customer service,

Attend and participate in shift exchange meetings at beginning and end of shift with oncoming/outgoing team members of the previous shift events and current process status,

Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule completing all tasks as assigned,

Provide knowledge sharing and training with other team members,

Perform lockout tag out for permitted work including confined space entries and equipment maintenance and cleaning,

Operate machinery which will include, but is not limited to a front end loader, skid steer, forklift and man lift,

Complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments,

Provide a high level of customer service and maintain a professional presence at all times.

Environmental, Health & Safety

Participate in all health, safety and environmental programs; maintain self-awareness on safety issues and requirements and report any safety concerns immediately to the EH&S department,

Responsible for notifying management team of environmental, quality and production concerns, problems and opportunities,

Perform all tasks associated with Feed Safety/Quality, assigned or as needed, to meet internal and external requirements relating to the production of safe, quality feed products.

Maintenance

Assist the maintenance department with routine tasks such as completing equipment lubrication PMs, assembling and disassembling equipment,

Learn and utilize CMMS (Centralized Maintenance Management System) to create work requests,

Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment inconsistencies and failures.

 

Education and Pertinent/Proven Experience
The minimum requirements for education and experience are listed below. Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required, with an Associate’s degree or higher education preferred. Experience working in a production plant environment required, with previous experience working in a solvent extraction plant preferred.

Communications: Strong written and verbal skills are important along with the ability to work well in a team.

Organizational Skills: Skill and experience to establish and maintain inventory tracking systems that are acceptable to management and regulatory agencies. Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with spreadsheet software and have a basic knowledge of word processing software and email.

Certificates and Licenses: None.

 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements
This position operates in a process plant environment with strict safety, regulatory and conduct standards. The individual may be exposed to noise, heat and other elements in outdoor and indoor environments. While performing duties of this position, the individual may be exposed to moving, mechanical parts, dusty conditions, high noise levels and chemicals. Specific physical requirements include:

• Occasionally working in confined spaces,
• Wearing proper respiratory protection,
• Occasionally lifting weight up to 50#,
• Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders,
• Bending, twisting and turning while lifting weights up to 50#,
• Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time,
• Working at heights and temperatures from -20 to 100+ degrees,
• Standing for extended periods of time,
• Working on elevated platforms and surfaces.

Qualified candidates please fill out the job application and return to us.
Email or Phone: (605) 610-1026

Building our Future by Building our People

As an employee at Novita, your growth as a person and professional is important to us. For employees in our operations team, we dedicate forty days of training per year. Training is a combination of classroom, online, and hands on activities. Training days are paid days for employees to be focused on learning and gaining knowledge to enhance their skills.

At Novita, we pay for skills. Employees will receive pay increases, in real time, as they pass certifications for their respective roles.

Regional Account Manager (Minnesota)

Reports To: VP of Sales and Merchandising

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Pay Range: DOE, DOQ

Summary

The Regional Account Manager is responsible for managing customer accounts to increase product volume sales and value as well as supporting the needs of customers, nutritionists, and resellers by utilizing knowledge, expertise, customer feedback, and current research. This position will focus on showing customers how Novita’s branded product, NovaMeal®, brings economic value from income over feed to improve their business economics. NovaMeal is a bypass protein for the dairy market. They will provide service and support to ensure customers success and satisfaction. The account manager would also be a resource by providing product nutritional and quality information as well as analysis, research and results from research trials and other sources of credible information. This position is located in the Upper Midwestern U.S. and will require local and out-of-state travel. job application

Responsibilities & Experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learn NovaMeal’s value proposition, technical attributes, and sales tools to effectively communicate the economic benefits to customers,
  • Develop close working relationships with customers, nutritionists, and resellers to ensure they have a good understanding of our product(s) nutritional profile, and economic value they provide, to grow Novita’s business and economic return,
  • Attend tradeshows, nutrition conferences and meetings as defined by the sales management,
  • Work with nutritionists and customers on ration formulations to help them make changes to their diets and provide best practice advice on transitioning the diet
  • Close on sales opportunities, write up sales agreements and submit to sales administration at the end of each day,
  • Involve Novita’s Director of Technical Services on technical formulation challenges, answer nutritionist questions, and troubleshoot challenges,
  • Make on-farm visits to confirm customer satisfaction, take product and TMR samples for analysis, if needed,
  • Maintain nutritionist, customer profiles and communication information as well as sales opportunity information within Novita’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system,
  • Enter customer concerns and product issues into Novita’s CRM system and work with company personnel to resolve issues in a timely fashion,
  • Suggest solutions and advise customers on best application of company products,
  • Identify strategic industry leaders, influencers, and organizations, and communicate the value that Novita’s products bring,
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team to improve product positioning and messages for direct marketing, social media, and traditional media,
  • Stay current on relevant research and industry trends and bring appropriate information to the Novita Team,
  • Enhance the value of Novita by striving for excellence of product and professionalism,
  • Utilize best practices in customer retention tactics to keep and maintain lasting relationships with customers,
  • All other duties as defined.

Education and Pertinent/Proven Experience
The minimum requirements for education and experience are listed below. Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education and Experience: The minimum requirements for education and experience are listed below.  Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A degree in agricultural business, dairy or animal science, with experience with ruminant nutrition,
  • 3+ years’ practical sales experience with dairy nutrition products or the animal feed industry,
  • Experience with applied animal research and product development,
  • Experience selling a branded product is helpful.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities presently.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, email, and internet sites.  A preference will be provided to those candidates with nutritional modelling software experience.

Communications:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are important. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to comfortably present information both in-person and remotely, required. Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working collaboratively with others is a must.

Organizational Skills:  Skill and experience to identify, track communications, and execute logistics opportunities. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required.

Certificates and Licenses: A valid driver’s license and favorable driving record are required for this position as both local and out-of-town travel is required on occasion.

Management Skills: Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize as needed is key to this position.

 

Work Environment / Physical Requirements
This position generally operates in an office environment, with occasional exposure to the process plant environment which may include exposure to noise, heat, and other indoor and outdoor environments. Physical requirements include:

  • Sitting and working at a desk for extended periods of time,
  • Viewing and working on a computer for long periods of time,
  • Driving for long periods of time,
  • Navigating in uneven terrain and outdoor elements,
  • Occasionally lifting 20#,
  • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights up to 20#,
  • Occasionally standing for extended periods of time.

Qualified candidates please fill out the job application and return to us.
Email or Phone: (605) 610-1026

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