Discover Jobs in the Decatur Area

Limitless Decatur

Utility Operator - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Utility Operator - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Utility Operator - CoGen - Decatur, IL
Job Type: Full Time, Hourly
Starting pay: $27/hr + Shift Differential
Shift(s) Available: The shift schedule may include an 8 – 12 hour shift on a rotational or swing schedule (i.e., seven-day swing and/or rotational). Ability to work any shift, overtime, including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed.
Learn more about ADM, click the links below;

Why Join?

  • Benefits Start First Day
  • Weekly Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401K/ESOP, pension with ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees,’ Spouse and Children
  • Parental leave (paternity/maternity)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Perks at work (discount program with several companies)
Summary of Job:
Utility Operator position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Material Handling yard at the Decatur Cogeneration facility. Operators oversee the unloading of coal and lime material by both truck and rail. Also responsible for loading ash trucks. These tasks involve verifying correct weights and numbers and entry into the ADM Weigh system. Operators will perform troubleshooting tasks and then preventative maintenance on equipment in their areas. Progression into boiler house operation is expected.

Job Duties:
  • General labor in a non-temperature-controlled environment, heavily outdoors
  • Operate specific equipment including rail locomotive, skid steer loader, and end loader
  • Data entry. Log specific data from trucks that are loaded and unloaded
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues as they arise
  • Preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Housekeeping tasks
  • Coordination of material handling duties with the overall operation of the facility
  • Help to ensure the safety of all personnel and maintain compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Recognize environmental and safety hazards and take actions to ensure they are mitigated so as not to affect employee safety, process quality, and environmental compliance
Skills Preferred:
  • Must be a self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented team player, with solid verbal communication skills
  • Proficient using computer software programs such as Microsoft Office
  • Able to read and interpret documents/ drawings, possess sound troubleshooting skills, and write detailed reports
  • Strong mechanical/maintenance skills and experience
  • Have the ability to affect change through diagnosis, designing, and implementing solutions
  • Must be able to work independently, assess various situations, and make solid, reliable decisions
Education and Training Preferred:
  • High School diploma or GED preferred
Experience Preferred:
  • Experience in the operation of a coal fired Cogeneration plant is an asset
Job Requirements:
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance and maintain attendance record in accordance with company policy
  • Experience in manufacturing, production and/or similar military environment (preferred)
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • High School diploma or equivalent (preferred)
On-The-Job Training Requirements:
  • New colleagues will need to undergo on-the-job training to acquire skills and certifications, which will be assessed according to established standards
  • Complete ADM safety, food safety, quality, and environmental training
  • Participate in company planner operations training
  • Equipment training may include but not limited to JLP, Forklift, Non-DOT Truck, Reach Lift, Lock Out/Tag Out, etc.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to move about or to a work site by ascending/descending stairs, bending, kneeling and prolonged periods of standing and sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently
  • Ability to operate equipment or machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights or in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 55 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds overhead
  • Requires ability and willingness to wear respirators
  • Ability to walk up to two (2) miles during the course of a workday over uneven ground surfaces, and/or walking over Railroad tracks.
Working Conditions:
  • Ambient conditions – Work area is, typically, a non-air-conditioned production environment. Hot or cold Temperatures, all seasonal elements, both indoors and outdoors
  • Atmosphere: Dust (Peanut - known allergen), cotton, canola seed, and odor
  • Must be able to work around noise levels that may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift
  • Company provided protective clothing required: Uniforms, hardhats, earplugs, safety glasses, hair restraints, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and safety harness may be required based on task performed; employees are required to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) (i.e., hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms, and steel-toed boots) in addition to job specific PPE requirements. Employees in roles that require respirators will need to be clean shaven.
ADM requires the successful completion of a background check and medical clearance.


Benefits and Perks

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

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


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.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Req/Job ID


Ref ID