Taruma is seeking applicants for a Pellet Mill Operator in Fruitdale, AL. Taruma is a new wood pellet plant and compressed wood fire log plant. Their products are made exclusively from the purest natural materials using a blend of modern innovation and traditional craftsmanship.


PAY: $18 - $20 PER HOUR



  • Troubleshoot and make adjustments to the in-feed mixes and direct the material handler according to the type of fiber and moisture of the fiber.
  • Maintain adequate records of key production variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc. on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as required.
  • Constantly review the operation of the plant to monitor production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner.
  • Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.
  • Review notes with the cross-shift Operator at beginning and ending of every shift, communicating fiber mixes, equipment efficiencies, expected delays or upset conditions.  Manage and communicate fiber needs, coordinating with the load operator as well as with the production team leads to ensure pelleters have enough fiber to continue production.
  • Conduct testing and complete necessary reports on moisture content.
  • Maintain radio communication that is clear and brief, in a natural speaking voice and only transmit information that is essential to the job.
  • Assist control room operator with startup, shut down, and normal operations.
  • Operate bucket elevator system.
  • Support the leadership team when mentoring and training new employees.  Maintain work area in good condition.


  • 1 year: Wood product manufacturing.
  • 1 year: Industrial.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of industrial machinery dedication.


  • Must be open to both shifts: day and night.
  • Monday - Friday.
  • Day Shift- 6:00 A.M -  4:30 P.M.
  • Night Shift- 3:00 P.M. - 12:30 A.M.
  • Indoor and outdoor working conditions.
  • Hearing protection is required in certain areas of the plants.
  • Buildings and grounds are non-smoking, except in designated areas.
  • Must be able to work around wood dust and fiber.


Taruma LLC is an equal opportunity employer who offers a competitive benefits package including paid holidays and health insurance.


Please email resume with ‘PELLET MILL OPERATOR’

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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