Operator Trainee

Job description

As an Operator Trainee at Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI), you will support plant and terminal operations by following TKI policy and procedures and all applicable state and federal regulations.  You will exude integrity and be a hardworking and safety minded individual who will enjoy being part of a team that is committed to team work..

As a Finley Plant Operator Trainee you will be part of a small on-site team, and be part of a dynamic organization that promotes innovation and creative thinking.   You will strive for operational and safety excellence everyday as you help sustain TKI’s long-standing safety record, which has allowed most of our production facilities to operate for more than 20 years without a single lost time incident. 

At TKI, safety is a core value we take seriously, if this is a value you share as well, we invite you to learn more about our exciting opportunity as a Plant Operator.



    Key Knowledge Skills and Behaviors:

    • GED or HS diploma is required.
    • Chemical or similar plant operations experience desired.
    • Technical, mechanical and operations experience desired. 
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers in a professional manner.
    • Good mathematical and analytical skills required.
    • Must be able to read and understand material.
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers in a professional manner.
    • Must exhibit a thorough knowledge of and take responsibility for operations and/or duties of his/her job position and give assistance when needed.
    • Basic knowledge of chemistry.
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English, and have the ability to communicate effectively.
    • Computer literate – must know basic computer skills.
    • Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
    • Able to stand, walk, and bend occasionally throughout the shift.
    • Able to push, pull and lift up to 50lbs occasionally.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


      About TKI:

      Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide.

      Why join TKI:

      Serving TKI customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of TKI find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

      • Work/life balance
      • Fun and rewarding environment
      • Learning, development and team work
      • Community involvement/outreach
      • Challenging and meaningful work

      Benefits & Rewards:

      • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
      • 401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
      • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal up to 4% of annual base salary
      • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
      • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
      • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
      • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non Taxable
      • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
      • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
      • Long-Term Disability insurance
      • Company referral program


      Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
      United States
      Experience level
      Entry Level