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Shift Coordinator, Wet Mill



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Shift Coordinator

Decatur, IL

Join Primient for a more rewarding manufacturing role. From day one, you’ll earn a great wage and full benefits.

  • Benefits incl. Healthcare/Medical insurance, 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans, 3 weeks vacation after 30 days.

  • Structured career progression and greater responsibilities.


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we’re also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Investing in the future of Decatur: We are making an unprecedent investment in our plant and people to create a state-of-the-art facility. It will be a rewarding place for people to work now and for generations to come.

Poised for new era of success: our goal is to unlock the full potential of Decatur and our other US locations. The market is strong for our plant-based ingredients, which go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing. As our business grows, our people will grow.


Key Relationships

Reporting to the Area Manager, this position is responsible for overall coordination of their process area, including off-shifts and weekends. By coordinating an operations team, contractors and off-shift maintenance resources, this role seeks to attain plant goals for maximum performance in Safety, Quality, Production, Cost, GMP, and Environment. Works closely with Operators, Area Managers, Safety Reps, Maintenance.

Role purpose

The Shift Coordinator (SC) will be responsible for all the associated duties described below to support plant business needs. This role will serve as the key link between the plant operating area the SC is assigned, the maintenance/electrical group, and plant management to ensure the most appropriate resources are engaged in problem resolution and the operating area is meeting safety, quality, and production goals. It is the responsibility of the SC to take general direction from the area manager game plans and coordinate, delegate, and follow up on the efforts of the area technicians to meet those objectives. In the absence of specific direction, the SC has the responsibility for developing a game plan to avoid or overcome issues.

Safety accountabilities – EHSQS Critical Role Level 3

Protecting our people and the environment is foundational to our business

Each team member is expected to support the Primient culture where Environment, Health and Safety are the overriding values in all activities. Every team member is accountable for working safely and complying with all EHSQS policies, procedures and regulations relevant to their work and is expected to speak up and intervene to prevent unsafe conditions and to respect fellow workers and the communities in which we work. Included in this is abidance with our Life Saving Principles (LSPs) and our STOP WORK AUTHORITY which are developed to strengthen our workplace safety, prevent serious injury or loss of life.

Key responsibilities: Shift Coordinator

  • Ensure the team operates and communicates in a safe manner

  • Daily safety topics are held, safety incidents are reported, near misses are addressed

  • Ensure team functions at high level

  • Tracks and monitors quality and other operational parameters ensuring corrective actions are in place when the process is out of defined parameter or specification.

  • Team member development- track technician skill block progression, conduct scheduled, periodic reviews. Facilitate teaching and training.

  • Tracks and monitors area GMP ensuring corrective actions are in place when standards are not being met.

  • Strong technical skill set

  • SC must be a technical resource, advanced level troubleshooter, strong communicator

  • Understand in detail the interaction of their area with the rest of the plant and potential outcomes of process decisions.

  • Coordinate the off shift mechanical/ electrical resources through job evaluation and prioritization

  • Utilization of the PC to determine area priorities with respect to plant priorities

  • Evaluate need for mechanical or electrical support after all others means have been exhausted (can the techs fix)

  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written forms

  • Required to talk through game plan with area technicians at the beginning of each shift and follow up throughout the shift to ensure progress or problem resolution

  • Complete both a written and verbal turnover with the incoming SC

  • Understands who, when, and how to contact appropriate management personnel when a problem or conflict escalates beyond their or the teams’ level. This includes DR, AM, Engineers.

  • Maintain and support a working relationship with the PC, area DR, and other area SCs to ensure consistent and timely communication between areas and plant management as area issues and problems are encountered.

  • Required to be trained on and member of the Plant HAZMAT team.


  • Has minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an operating role
  • Has attained skill block level 3


Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Working with us in Decatur

Our Primient plant is the largest and most complex facility across our network, and has been part of the Decatur community for over 100 years. It has been a hub of innovation and technology and will continue to be a flagship facility for Primient. Today, more than 400 people work at our plant and administration building. We are proud of our strong union relations, our excellent safety record, and our local community outreach and service. Our promising future makes it an exciting place to be.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Successful candidates must also pass a computer test, drug screen, and background check.