By Ralph Echtinaw
ZFS Ithaca, soon to be Michigan’s largest soybean processor, is hiring.
To see what jobs are open, visit the ZFS Ithaca web site, www.zfsithaca.com, and click on Careers (at the top of the page) to view the positions.
If interested, you can click the APPLY button and apply online.
If nothing shown fits your skills, keep checking, as more positions will be listed, said ZFS Ithaca Project Manager Bob Garland.
Currently, the open jobs listed are maintenance technician, scale operator, packaging/shipping/receiving manager, administrative assistant and grain merchandiser.
ZFS Ithaca will be a 40 million bushel per year soybean processing operation, a 4.5 million bushel grain storage facility and a feed ingredients transloading site serviced by rail and truck, according to the company’s web site. ZFS Ithaca is expected to quadruple the state’s soybean processing capacity and will affect agriculture in the state for decades.
The soy processing plant is slated to be operational this spring or summer.
The new plant will create about 75 jobs and is expected to raise the value of soybeans for producers, while reducing the cost of soybean meal, a primary feed ingredient for Michigan’s livestock herds and poultry flocks, the web site says. It will also bring several infrastructure upgrades to Ithaca and its surrounding area.