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Seasonal Grain Operations Laborer - Sunrise FS - Havana, IL

*Sunrise FS* is headquartered in Virginia, Illinois with branches in Mason and Cass counties. Sunrise FS has about 200 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 2,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, tires, irrigation, and retail. Sunrise FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.
Under the direction of the Location Manager, this position is responsible for the receiving and loading of grain in a safe and profitable manner. This person will perform duties that maximize the operating efficiency at the location and profitability of the company.
Maintains positive customer relations at what is typically the first point of contact with the producer
Actions and personal appearance project a favorable image of the company
Understands grain quality and grain conditioning
Utilizes best management practices for inventory control
Responsible for the safe and efficient use of material and machines
Maintains equipment, facilities and other company assets in a safe, neat and professional manner
Performs loading activities at the elevator, following outlined procedures by truck, rail, or by barge, sometimes on short notice
Performs operational barge loading procedure
Performs proper grain grading and blending practices
Assists in maintaining records and reports necessary to comply with government requirements
Assists Location Manager in operational expense control
Supports other locations and departments as needed
Inspects handling equipment and grain inventory at varying heights using ladders
Ability to answer the phone and greet walk-in customers
Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply
Performs all other duties as assigned
Normally requires a high school diploma, or equivalent; and at least two years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate industry knowledge, computer proficiency, problem solving skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work extended hours during harvest and other high grain shipment periods of the year
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record
Frequently works in extreme weather conditions including (Heat, Cold, Wet, etc)
Occasionally works at elevated heights
Frequently lifts between 51-70 lbs
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.