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Grain Elevator Operator

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Grain Elevator Operator2018-12-13T22:45:10+00:00

OTHER JOB TITLES:

  • Team Lead
  • Elevator Operator

SALARY RANGE:

$32,000-$80,000

BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Dental & Medical Plans
  • Pensions
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Plans
  • Wellness Plans
  • Career Growth

 

The Grain elevator operator will directly answer to the Plant Manager, or in the absence of the Plant Manager to the Head Miller or Miller on duty.  Responsible for all phases of incoming wheat and wheat transfer, equipment operation and maintenance, and sanitation of the entire grain elevator, drive-throughs, and scale area.  Other responsibilities include calculating grain quotas and conducting tests to determine grain quality. Purchasing grain, arranging for transport or storage, and operating the equipment that cleans and moves the grain.  Grain elevator operators also load trucks and railcars and act as farm supply sales agents for fertilizers, insecticides and other farm supplies.

Quality of products coming into and leaving the facility:

  • Personally demonstrate a commitment to food and human safety
  • Responsible for efficiently coordinating daily lab activities by training and assigning daily work to available quality personnel
  • Participating in daily meetings and assembles/disseminates communication to the appropriate departments as needed
  • Daily monitoring and follow up for product quality for each shift
  • Updating and maintaining testing equipment
  • After analysis of the wheat sample, the operator will make a determination as to which bin the wheat will go into for blending purposes.
  • Inspect the operation of the wheat cleaning and handling equipment.
  • The operator will be responsible for all preventative maintenance on the elevator equipment.
  • The elevator operator will be responsible for any vomitoxin testing of the wheat and mill products, and the accurate documentation of the results.
  • The operator will be responsible for the sanitation of the entire grain elevator according to the sanitation checklist.
  • Documentation of all HACCP records, and any other associated AIB, GMP, or related forms.
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You like quality systems
  • You enjoy working with a team
  • You want to get out from behind a desk
  • You want career opportunities within a stable, well-established industry
  • You want to be part of a community within an industry that has been established for hundreds of years
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Agriculture, Business or related field required.
  • Two years manufacturing experience required.
  • One year+ supervisory experience required.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes. TPM knowledge highly preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience in a union facility is a plus
  • Experience with several computer applications including but not limited to MS Office

Possible degrees/training:

  • GEAPS credentialing
  • IAOM Correspondence Course
  • High School Diploma/GED