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Florida’s Natural Growers
A Division of Citrus World, Inc.
20205 US Highway 27 North
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
(863) 676-1411
Job Title: Feed Mill Operator
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers
Reference: 17-113
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Nights: 6pm - 6am
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural GrowersAttn: Human Resources Department20205 US Highway 27Lake Wales, FL 33859

Website: http://www.floridasnatural.com

We are a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



High school diploma or GED required. Must be able to read, write & speak English and perform mathematical calculations. Must pass FNG's Mechanical Aptitude test with a 70% score. Must pass FNG's Basic Skills Assessment for this position with a score of 16 correct out of 20 questions. Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification CQIA or LEAN Bronze Certification preferred.


Previous Feed Mill machine operator and citrus experience preferred but not required. Truck driving experience or Class "A" CDL license preferred but not required. (For backup of the Peel Truck Driver). Waste Heat Evaporator experience preferred.

Must possess excellent problem solving skills. Must have a high level of mechanical aptitude.  Must be computer literate.


Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs. Must be able to work in a wet, hot and dusty environment. Must be able to work with and around chemicals like caustic, acids and d-limonene oils. Must be able to obtain a FNG Class C Forklift Operator License within one month and a FNG Front End Loader License before driving Front End Loader. Must possess excellent communication skills. Must be able to perform a variety of measurements. Must be able to work well with others.  Must be able to follow instructions.  Must be computer literate.

Job Functions:

Operate, maintain, and clean all Feed Mill equipment including Front End Loader, Limer/Dryer, Pellet Mill & Evaporator. Operators must be able to perform all positions and rotate positions as needed. Perform daily and weekly cleanups as needed. Perform daily and weekly greasing of equipment as needed. Follow instructions and work with minimal supervision. Insure that all SOP, SSOP, GMP, Safety, and HACCP procedures are followed. Use high level of mechanical aptitude that will facilitate trouble shooting and problem solving of all Feed Mill equipment. Collect samples and perform daily tests as required. Communicate (verbal and e-mail) with team members, other departments, and management. Work closely with other team members in a pleasant manner and be a cooperative team player. Strive to meet production goals.

Additional Duties:

Prepare daily tracking reports in Excel or Word, regarding downtime, production volume, maintenance items and reoccurring problems.  Perform mathematical calculations using flow rates, times, temperature and percentages. Regular attendance required. Must interact cordially with co-workers. Perform any other duties assigned.

Compensation: $15.50 - $17.22 per hour
How to Apply:

Please visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application and take required tests. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. along with any required testing.

Resumes that are emailed for this position will not be considered. It is required that you apply in person.Thank you.