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Plant Operator

Posted on: March 14, 2023

Website Glacial Lakes Energy

Job Description:  

Glacial Lakes Energy (GLE), a corn ethanol industry leader, is seeking Plant Operators in our Watertown or Huron, SD location.

Others may be offering a one-time hiring bonus, but we are offering you a CAREER with a stable company focused on a STRONG CULTURE, with consistently GENEROUS benefits and an annual incentive opportunity.

We will train you for a career with our certification program!  You will earn an additional $2.50 per hour upon completion of certification program – which is achievable (and encouraged to be completed) in your first year of employment and our employer contribution to benefits ranks within the top 95% of our benchmarking.  

Starting wage is $21/hr PLUS $3/hr while working night shift. 

This position is responsible for the operation of a state of the art production facility. This includes start up, monitoring and shutdown of equipment, sampling and testing of the products, plant housekeeping and light maintenance. Founded in 2001, GLE employs approximately 180 team members between four ethanol facilities located in Watertown, Huron, Aberdeen and Mina. You will work in a leading South Dakota producer of renewable fuels facility, be involved in method development and you’ll capitalize and build upon your industrial knowledge and skill base. Varied work, competitive pay, excellent professional development and a great work environment, it’s all here for you, a Plant Operator with (GLE).  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

High School Graduate or equivalent (GED). 
Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts 
Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  
Experience in plant production is helpful.   

Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; flexible spending account-save money pre-tax for eligible medical expenses. 
401(k) Retirement Savings Plant with company match – to prepare for your future 
Continuous Learning and Development programs and Tuition Reimbursement. – encouraging growth
Paid Holidays, Personal/Vacation and Sick Leave – encouraging work-life balance.   
While Glacial Lakes Energy follows current CDC guidelines and OSHA recommendation, we continue to believe in our team members rights to their own health decisions and do not require proof of COVID vaccination.

GLE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment to all applicants and employees, regardless of age, color, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other legally protected status.  


To apply for this job email your details to hr@glaciallakesenergy.com