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ADM Operator III in Des Moines, Iowa


Job Title:

Operator III


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Operator III - Des Moines, IA

1st Shift: 4:15am-2:45pm

Pay: Starts at $20.00/hr

Job Summary

The Operator III role is responsible for bagging all finished product and/or completing the cut-in operations; ensuring the correct ingredients are added to the correct mixing system at the correct time, per SOP’s for the Des Moines, IA premix facility.

Job Description:

Bagging Duties :

  • Bag finished product in proper packaging as stated on the BMI

  • Ensure finished product amount is accurate when compared to the BMI

  • Ensure the proper material is bagged within the correct labeled container and is within weight tolerances

  • Verify the lot number, pallet cards, product code, and tag code listed on the ingredient is placed on the batch ticket and the label affixed to the labeled container is present, accurate and legible.

  • Responsible for ensuring area is kept clean and document all listed housekeeping duties on Sanitation records have been completed

  • Follow all procedures as outlined in SOP

  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by management

  • After ADM Forklift training employee will be required to operate and use lift properly

Cut-In Operator Duties:

  • Responsible for the addition of all hand add ingredients to the correct mixer at the proper time

  • Retrieve ingredients from the staging areas and place by the correct mixer; verify the correct number of ingredients are staged and initialed off on the BMI

  • Verify the lot number listed on the bagged ingredient is placed on the batch ticket

  • Verify that the components and amounts are correct when batch is completed

  • Responsible for ensuring area is kept clean and document all listed housekeeping duties on Sanitation records have been completed

  • Follow all cut-in procedures as outlined in SOP

  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by management

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, or proven proficiency

  • A strong safety aptitude

  • Basic math and reading skills

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 



Des Moines


IA - Iowa

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About ADM::

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at



Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package to support your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and life insurance; on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable)

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid vacation time, plus 11 paid holidays and one paid personal day

  • Adoption assistance and paid parental leave

  • Tuition assistance

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs