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Plant Operator



Koch Fertilizer is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of fertilizers. Together with our affiliates, we are a global provider of value-added solutions for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, energy and chemical markets. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. See the latest ways we’re creating value for our customers and doing more with less at kochfertilizer.com.

Koch Fertilizer Dodge City, LLC is seeking a Plant Operator to join our team in Dodge City, KS.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Bonus eligibility
  • Automatic 401K company contribution along with competitive matching program
  • Excellent Health benefits

This role is eligible for a $3,000 sign on bonus! 

4 on/4 off, 12-hour shift, alternating days & nights with occasional on-call schedule

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Leveraging technology and systems to gather and interpret critical data points to the daily operation of the facility
  • Continuously seeking knowledge to increase your contribution within the unit and the Company
  • Working as a team member to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Performing minor maintenance on manufacturing equipment and support equipment
  • Initiating daily inspections and walk down of critical equipment
  • Gathering samples and performing product tests to ensure quality
  • Operating control systems within a specified unit
  • Monitoring plant parameters (SOCL, Safe Operating Control Limits) and identify opportunities for correction and/or improvement
  • Performing tasks associated with safe production of fertilizer products, in an environmentally compliant and efficient manner following all plant policies and procedures

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Work a rotating 12-hour shift and occasionally work overtime and respond to callouts
  • Experience using computers / mobile devices for use of Microsoft office or other software programs

Physical Requirements:

  • Serve as a member of the emergency response team as an emergency responder
  • Required to wear any or all of the following PPE: safety glasses, hearing protection, goggles, hard hats, FRC, acid suits, breathing air, gloves, safety boots, respirators, and encapsulated suits. PPE use is in accordance with the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for a given task
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions
  • Work in confined spaces with supplied breathing air and congested areas
  • Climb stairs, ladders, ladders on vessels and columns, ladders associated with scaffolds in excess of 160 feet

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience working in an ammonia, chemical, or refinery environment or comparable military experience
  • Experience with water treatment, boiler operations, and basic mechanical equipment repair
  • Experience and application of safe work practices – Lock Out, Tag Out (LOTO); Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This role is subject to a pre-hire physical abilities test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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