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Shift Coordinator, Starch, Dec



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 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.

  • 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.


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.

Main accountabilities

o Ensure the team operates and communicates in a safe manner
o Daily safety topics are held, safety incidents are reported, near misses are addressed
o Ensure team functions at high level
o Tracks and monitors quality and other operational parameters ensuring corrective actions are in place when the process is out of defined parameter or specification.
o Team member development- track technician skill block progression, conduct scheduled, periodic reviews. Facilitate teaching and training.
o Tracks and monitors area GMP ensuring corrective actions are in place when standards are not being met.
o Strong technical skill set
o SC must be a technical resource, advanced level troubleshooter, strong communicator
o Understand in detail the interaction of their area with the rest of the plant and potential outcomes of process decisions.
o Coordinate the off shift mechanical/ electrical resources through job evaluation and prioritization
o Utilization of the PC to determine area priorities with respect to plant priorities
o Evaluate need for mechanical or electrical support after all others means have been exhausted (can the techs fix)
o Strong communicator, both verbal and written forms
o 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
o Complete both a written and verbal turnover with the incoming SC
o 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.
o 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.
o Required to be trained on and member of the Plant HAZMAT team.

Skills and experience required

  • 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

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.