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Our 90+ employees combine knowledge, integrity, and good old common sense to provide the products and services our members and customers need to grow profitably. Farmers Grain is proud to offer employees a challenging career, with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The cooperative encourages employees to grow professionally through training and advancement. Apply now and start your career with Farmers Grain.

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SUMMARY

This position is responsible for excellent customer service, grain handling, housekeeping, maintenance, safety, recordkeeping, and teamwork to achieve the cooperative’s goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

Serves customers by providing excellent customer service; responding promptly and courteously to customer needs and questions; and meeting commitments;

Responsible for handling grain by safely loading and unloading trucks and operating equipment;

Maintains good grain condition by ensuring appropriate moisture, temperature, rotation, treatment, and blend of grain;

Cleans grain spills and performs required housekeeping in the elevator;

Performs routine and preventative maintenance in the elevator and premises;

Responsible for prompt and accurate recordkeeping including submission of all reports;

Promotes teamwork, manages difficult or emotional situations; and successfully communicates among all departments;

Effectively and professionally communicates by verbal and written means with customers, employees, and management;

Pays close attention to detail, multi-tasks, problem solves, effectively communicates, and works independently or simultaneously with teammates;

Maintains and promotes safety awareness, and follows safety policies, procedures, and reporting requirements;

Attends safety and training meetings;

Presents a clean and professional appearance;

Performs all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Less than high school education; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Willing to seek out and attend additional continuing education, seminars, classes or other job-related education requirements or opportunities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must be at least 16 years of age

Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record and the ability to operate a standard transmission (or the ability to learn to operate a standard transmission)

Forklift certification (or the ability to obtain the certification)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages area, circumference, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems with several concrete variables in standard situations. Ability to read and interpret gauges. Must be able to think quickly and perform a mental assessment of workplace hazards, take appropriate precautions, and choose appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as dictated by need, regulation, and labeling.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; taste or smell; stand; walk; sit and climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to bend, kneel, push or pull; and wear a mask, goggles and/or safety harness. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move 50 pounds. The employee may regularly need to climb ladders (may range from 20’ to 180’) and stairs. This may include structural ladders as well as climbing into large vehicles, and/or tractors. The employee is regularly required to legally operate a grain elevator man lift with the door closed, (300 lb. weight limit). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock and explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in this work environment usually loud (although not believed to exceed the eight-hour threshold for working in or around loud equipment). Employee must understand and implement all related safety policies, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environment.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for providing excellent customer service, assisting customers with decisions and purchases, loading and unloading merchandise, stocking and cleaning store. Promotes company and branch location employee cohesiveness through effective communication, teamwork, and shared services.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Promotes new products and services to customers; assists with stocking, inventory, and advertising of all products;

Assists customers in loading purchases;

Responsible for being knowledgeable on products sold; assists and demonstrates to customer;

Assists with loss prevention and report possible violations to manager;

Responsible for upkeep and repairs for propane equipment and tanks and reports any issues to management;

Checks incoming freight for quantity and quality and immediately reports any discrepancies and damage to manager;

Keeps location facilities including building, warehouse, grounds, drive, parking area, signage, trash receptacles, fuel dispensers and canopy clean and attractive;

Provides excellent customer service by managing difficult or emotional situations; responding promptly to customer needs, resolving questions, complaints and concerns immediately and meeting commitments;

Maintains regular attendance;

Effectively communicates by verbal and written means with customers, employees, and management;

Maintains and promotes safety awareness; follows safety policies, procedures, and reporting requirements;

Complies with all state and federal laws, codes, and regulations;

Presents a clean and professional appearance;

Employee is required to perform all other duties as directed by supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications, demands and environments described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have basic computer operation experience. Willing to seek out and attend additional continuing education, seminars, classes or other job related education requirements or opportunities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate simple math such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to think quickly and perform a mental assessment of workplace hazards, take appropriate precautions, and choose appropriate PPE as dictated by need, regulation, and labeling.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; taste or smell; stand; walk; sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee must understand and implement all related safety policies, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must understand and implement all related safety policies, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments.

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POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing light vehicle service, assisting with farm store operations, and assisting customers. Portrays positive company image through effective communication, teamwork, and outstanding customer service.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Performs vehicle and equipment tire service and repair and oil changes;

Promptly turns work orders in to appropriate person when work or sale is complete;

Exhibits knowledge of products sold; assists customers with questions;

Performs customer check out by writing tickets;

Assists customers in loading purchases;

Promotes new products and services to customers;

Stocks merchandise, assists with inventory control and updates, pricing, and cost coding;

Assists with advertising products or setting up displays;

Assists with loss prevention and report possible violations to manager;

Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of the shop work area as qualified;

Provides excellent customer service by managing difficult or emotional situations; responding promptly to customer needs, resolving questions, complaints and concerns immediately and meeting commitments;

Effectively communicates by verbal and written means with customers, employees, and management;

Maintains and promotes safety awareness; follows safety policies, procedures, and reporting requirements;

Complies with all state and federal laws, codes, and regulations;

Keeps facilities and work area neat, clean and organized;

Present a clean and professional appearance;

Employee is required to perform all other duties as directed by supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position supervises part-time summer employees as needed and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications, demands and environments described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have basic computer operation experience. Willing to seek out and attend additional continuing education, seminars, classes or other job related education requirements or opportunities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate simple math such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to think quickly and perform a mental assessment of workplace hazards, take appropriate precautions, and choose appropriate PPE as dictated by need, regulation, and labeling.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; taste or smell; stand; walk; sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. The employee may frequently need to climb ladders (may range from 20’ to 180’) and stairs. This may include structural ladders as well as climbing into applicator rig, large vehicles, and/or tractors. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee must understand and implement all related safety polices, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must understand and implement all related safety polices, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments.

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SUMMARY

This position is responsible for excellent customer service and efficient scale operation. In addition, this position will serve customers and performing other administrative responsibilities to ensure teamwork and efficient operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

Serves customers by providing excellent customer service; responding promptly and courteously to customer needs and questions; and meeting commitments;

Promotes teamwork; manages difficult or emotional situations; and professionally and successfully communicates with all departments;

Responsible for timely and accurate customer service and operations functions including weighing trucks, testing grain samples, setting up new accounts in the computer, and retention of records;

Supports office associates with administrative responsibilities as needed;

Demonstrates professional communication, flexibility, versatility, and organizational skills;

Effectively and professionally communicates by verbal and written means with customers, employees, and management;

Maintains and promotes safety awareness, and follows safety policies, procedures, and reporting requirements;

Performs housekeeping functions and maintains an organized and clean work environment;

Presents a clean and professional appearance;

Performs all other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Willing to seek out and attend additional continuing education, seminars, classes or other job-related education requirements or opportunities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must be at least 16 years of age

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient computer operation skills including knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office software.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, clients, customers, and the public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems with several concrete variables in standard situations. Must be able to think quickly and perform a mental assessment of workplace hazards, take appropriate precautions, and choose appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as dictated by need, regulation, and labeling.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, read, feel, talk and/or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants Rights Under Federal Employment Laws

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

Benefits

Health & Vision Insurance
Health and vision coverage are offered to all full-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment. Employee only coverage is paid for 100 percent by the employer.

Dental, Cancer, Disability, Hospital & Accident Insurance
A wide variety of insurance coverage is available to employees beginning January 1 following 60 days of full-time employment.

Term Life Insurance
Term Life Insurance is provided by Farmers Grain Company at no cost to the employee the 1st of the month following 60 days of full-time employment equal to 3 times annual earnings.

Dependent Term Life Insurance
Employees may purchase Dependent Term Life Insurance up to $5,000 for spouses and $2,000 for dependent children.

Flexible Spending Accounts/Section 125 Plans
On January 1 following 60 days of full-time employment, employees may elect to have up to $2,550 withheld on a pre-tax basis from their check for unreimbursed medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Co-op Retirement Plan
Farmers Grain provides retirement for its employees through the Coop Retirement Plan. Employees who have completed at least 1,000 hours of service during the plan year will be enrolled in the plan. Both the Cooperative and the employee are subject to the provisions of the plan and the cost of the plan is shared by the employee and the Cooperative. Participation in the Coop Retirement Plan is a condition of employment and all eligible employees must participate.

Traditional/Roth 401(k)
Farmers Grain also offers employees the option to contribute to a retirement benefit plan. Employees may contribute up to 100% of their annual earnings, to the IRS maximum, beginning the first of the quarter after 12 months of employment and at least 1000 hours of service. FGC will match the employee’s contribution to a maximum of 2%. Employees have several investment options.

Annual Employee Incentive
Full-time employees, who have completed at least one year of service, are eligible to receive an annual incentive. Full-time employees who have worked less than one year are eligible for bonus on a pro-rated basis.