Current Openings

Current Openings

Technical Services Quality Lab Coordinator

Sidney Sugars is seeking a Technical Services Quality Lab Coordinator for the Sidney factory.  The purpose of this position is to assist with the operation and maintenance of the Technical Services Center Sugarbeet Tare and Quality Lab in a cost-effective manner.  This individual will assist factory management in troubleshooting process inefficiencies and remedying substandard factory performance.  They will also assist in the development of new value-added products or processes as requested.

The principal accountabilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Assists in leading a team through effective communication, coaching, development and addressing corrective action situations to ensure maximum efficiencies. 

  • Assist in the coordination with staffing agencies to provide temporary staffing and arrange for and train new and replacement temporary workers needed for assignment.

  • Coordinate processing and establish contracts for the custom processing of samples from outside customers.  Forward billing details to corporate accounting for billing creation.

  • Helps with the supervision of the Tare/Quality Lab, Facility Technical Support staff and operations to safely and effectively analyze sugar beet samples, all while maintaining sample integrity and minimized sample loss within established budget parameters.

  • Coordinates the maintenance, repair and equipment replacement of Tare/Quality Lab equipment to minimize equipment operational downtime.

  • Create long range equipment replacement plan and update and arrange for funding to complete approved equipment upgrades and improvements.

  • Maintains an awareness of applicable technological changes and applies as appropriate.

  • Implements safety activities to ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA and other local, state and federal regulations, to reduce accident occurrences and their severity.

To be successful in this position requires knowledge of Tare/Quality Lab Operations for analysis of sugar beet samples typically gained through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Engineering or a closely related technical/engineering field with emphasis in process chemistry or 5 years of related work experience. The incumbent must have the ability to handle multiple projects assigned in various phases of development, maintain effective working relationships, and coordinate internal/external resources to achieve project objectives.  Good working knowledge of OSHA, fire safety and environmental regulations, good written and verbal communication skills and effective supervisory skills are also required.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Mandi Johnk at mjohnk@crystalsugar.com by Monday, September 23, 2019.

Maintenance Mechanic

Sidney Sugars Incorporated is seeking a maintenance mechanic for their Sidney, Montana sugarbeet factory.

Purpose of Position:
Effectively perform, direct, and assist in the maintenance or repair of Company equipment and structural assets.

  • Knowledge and willingness to follow all safety policies and procedures with emphasis on lockout, confined space, and tie off procedures to ensure personal and co-worker safety under all conditions and situations.

  • Physically capable of using all safety equipment required to work safely, and physically capable of safely performing all maintenance tasks.

  • Ability to read and understand written information including manuals, schematics and blueprints to use individual judgment and ingenuity required to visualize, reason through and plan the details of a job without constant, direct supervision.

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others to provide leadership and cooperation required to perform assigned tasks.

$25.89 starting; $30.64 and full time when competence has been proven.

FT benefits include medical/dental, pension, 401(k), life insurance, and vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Send resume to Angela Christensen, Sidney Sugars Incorporated, 35140 County Road 125, Sidney, MT  59270. Email: achriste@crystalsugar.com

Phone: 406-433-9320  
Fax: 406-433-9317

Equal Opportunity Employer
A drug free workplace


Welder T1

Sidney Sugars Incorporated, a sugarbeet processing plant, is seeking a Classified Welder Technician I.   

The successful applicant must pass the employer administered pipe weld bend test.  R Stamp welder is preferred.  Starting rate is $25.89 and up to $29.60/hour with possible .70/hour pay differential for R Stamp.

The successful applicant must be able to effectively work with minimum supervision, have strong safety habits, follow all regulatory and company policies and procedures, and be able to work well in a team environment.

For the right individual, the position could lead to full time employment with benefits which include medical/dental insurance, 401(k), pay for vacation, sick, and holiday as well as paid disability and life insurance.

Send resume to Angela Christensen, Sidney Sugars Incorporated, 35140 County Road 125, Sidney, MT  59270. Email: achriste@crystalsugar.com

Phone: 406-433-9320  
Fax: 406-433-9317

Equal Opportunity Employer
A drug free workplace

Instrumentation Technician

Sidney Sugars Incorporated is seeking an Instrumentation Technician for their Sidney, Montana sugarbeet factory.

The ideal candidate must be able to install, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation systems (pneumatic and electronic) including knowledge of transmitters, computers, and process controls.  Must pass a written test on instrumentation concepts and principles.

$30.64/hr with proven competence.

FT benefits include medical/dental, pension, 401(k), life insurance, and vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Send resume to Angela Christensen, Sidney Sugars Incorporated, 35140 County Road 125, Sidney, MT  59270. Email: achriste@crystalsugar.com

Phone: 406-433-9320  
Fax: 406-433-9317

Equal Opportunity Employer
A drug free workplace
 

Maintenance Electrician

Sidney Sugars Incorporated is seeking a Maintenance Electrician for their Sidney, Montana sugarbeet factory.

The ideal candidate must be able to install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, and switches. Must pass a written test on basic electrical principles.

$30.64/hr with proven competence.

FT benefits include medical/dental, pension, 401(k), life insurance, and vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Send resume to Angela Christensen, Sidney Sugars Incorporated, 35140 County Road 125, Sidney, MT  59270. Email: achriste@crystalsugar.com

Phone: 406-433-9320  
Fax: 406-433-9317

Equal Opportunity Employer
A drug free workplace

Agriculturist

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team at Sidney Sugars Incorporated, located in Sidney, MT as an Agriculturist. The purpose of this position is to provide agronomic expertise to growers in the production of a high quality beet crop that increases the recoverable sugar per acre. Manage harvest operations and beet storage for assigned areas. Manage grower relationships within corporate guidelines to attract and retain sugar beet growers.

The principal accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Make recommendations to assist growers in the production of a high quality beet crop with an increase in recoverable sugar and minimal production costs.

  • Maintain Agriculture Reporting System to ensure appropriate information is available for decision making purposes.

  • Maintain current knowledge of new research and technological changes to ensure growers receive up-to-date information on sugar beet agriculture.

  • Assist in the implementation of new technology in crop production.

  • Assist growers with harvest equipment and improved harvest techniques to maximize sugar recovery per acre.

  • Effectively manage receiving stations, supervise harvest crews, and ensure compliance with Company policies during harvest.

  • Properly cool, store, monitor, and reload the sugar beets at their station to maximize factory operations.

  • To be successful in this position requires an agri-business background typically gained through the completion of a degree in Agronomy, Ag Economics or a related field with two to three years of experience. Effective oral and written communications skills, supervisory skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with growers are also required. A valid driver’s license is required. CCA certification preferred.

 Please send your cover letter and resume to Mandi Johnk at: mjohnk@crystalsugar.com. Questions can be directed to 218-236-4418.

Factory Labor

Job Purpose: To clean throughout the factory

Wages: $16.67 per hour with frequent openings in station A positions that pay $18.33

Physical Requirements

  • Keep floors clean and dry by sweeping, shoveling, and using a squeegee.
  • Pull on water hoses while hosing down floors; roll hoses and replace on holder.
  • Stand and walk a majority of the day.
  • Lift 50 pounds occasionally to frequently (lifting more than 50 pounds will require mechanical assistance).
  • Push wheelbarrows with supplies for several hundred feet.
  • Maximum workload capacity each day may be moderate to heavy energy requirements.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety procedures and signs.
  • Be able to understand and carry out verbal instructions.
  • Some positions require driving a forklift; training is given.

Work Environment

  • Employees are exposed to humid, cold, or warm temperatures. Job tasks performed may be on uneven surfaces and in high noise areas (above 85 decibels) where hearing protection is required.

Hours of Work
8 hour rotating shifts of 7 days on each shift consisting of nights, weekends, and holidays.

Day Shift, 8 AM to 4 PM; 7 days in a row, 3 days off

Swing Shift, 4 PM to midnight, 7 days in a row, 2 days off

Graveyard Shift: midnight to 8 AM 7 days in a row, 2 days off, back to days.

Probationary Time
Newly hired employees are considered probationary for the first 42 working days.

Equal Opportunity Employer
A drug free workplace
Employee Referral Program

 

Boiler Operator

Sidney Sugars Incorporated is seeking a full time Boiler Operator for our sugar manufacturing plant in Sidney, Montana.  The purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, and service the coal and gas burning boilers.

The ideal candidate must have either a Class 1 or Class 2 boiler license or equivalent from other state to transfer. Individuals with a Class 3 boiler license will be considered.  During campaign when processing beets, the successful applicant will supervise and direct activities of the water tender, fireman, and coal handler and monitor all boiler room operations, including steam pressures, water addition, coal bed burning, dumping of coal boilers, firing rates, and coal receiving. During intercampaign when not processing, the applicant will maintain and service all boiler room equipment.

Starting Salary is depending on experience and license, up to $29.25 per hour. Full time when competence has been proven.  Benefits include medical/dental insurance, 401(k), pension, disability leave pay, life insurance and vacation, sick, and holiday pay. 

For information, please call Angela Christensen: