Mill Operator

Reports To: Operations Manager


The Mill Operator mixes material on a mill per written or verbal instructions. This person frequently interfaces with the Quality Assurance Technician, Production Supervisors, and Press Operators. The Mill Operator has the responsibility and authority to ensure that all materials are accurately weighed and mixed to produce a quality product. He/she is also responsible for keeping the mill room clean and in safe working order. He/she may offer solutions to quality problems and reports quality issues to the proper authorities. Works under general directions and refers unusual situations to the Operations Manager or Technical Director


  • Review production schedule and mixing requirements
  • Mix material on a mill following written or verbal instructions
  • Remove material from the mill to comply with requirements of production
  • Identify mixed material with the proper information
  • Clean mill area as required to eliminate contamination
  • Submit samples for testing
  • Arrange stock in warehouse to ensure proper handling and use
  • Use the following equipment: mill, barwell, extruder, bale cutter, fork truck, and scales
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • 2-3 years of manufacturing experience preferred


  • Requires high school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience


  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects


  • Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as:
    • Preparing and analyzing data and figures
    • Transcribing
    • Viewing a computer screen
    • Extensive reading
    • Visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operating machines
    • Using measurement devices
    • Assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes


Some of the Mill Operator’s responsibilities and duties are performed on the production floor and/or in the warehouse of a manufacturing plant that can be hot in summer, cold in winter, hazardous, noisy, and dusty. The worker may be subject to:

  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change
  • Noise: Sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise
  • Vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body
  • Hazards: A variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals

Position location: Elkhorn, WI

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At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

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