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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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Department: Willow Country Store
Reports To: Location Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive: Yes

SUMMARY
Responsible for providing excellent customer service, assisting customers with decisions and purchases, 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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Class 6-A LP Gas Dispensing Permit
Forklift Training Certification
(or the ability to receive this certification/permit)

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to proficiently communicate using the English language. 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.

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. This is a safety sensitive position. 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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Department:  Kremlin
Reports To:   Kremlin Location Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive:  Yes

SUMMARY
Responsible for operating Seed Treatment Facility and assisting with receiving, storing and shipping grain at the Cooperative’s grain elevators. Portrays positive company image through effective communication, teamwork, and outstanding customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Operates the automated bulk seed management system, accurately applying treatment products;
Applies seed treatment products to range of seeds following procedures, protocols, and training;
Assists producers in loading and unloading treated seed products;
Ensures good quality grain condition by conducting monthly facility inspections, monitoring bin temperatures, necessary housekeeping, and keeping the elevator clean and performing preventive maintenance;
Maintains perpetual inventory on grains and checks grain quality and/or condition of grain;
Keeps commodity charts indicating location and contents of storage tanks;
Collects grain samples and records results;
Maintains records on chemical application of grain in bins;
Performs required preventative maintenance and have all PM reports completed and submitted by deadlines;
Performs necessary housekeeping inside the facilities; responsible for ensuring that interior and exterior of facility is neat, clean and in good condition;
Conducts various grain activities: loads, unloads and operates scale for grain; loads out grain by rail or truck; cleans up grain spills; unloads producer’s grain;
Inspects grain for insects, moisture, and foreign material while unloading grain trucks;
Responsible for maintaining clean facilities, and complying with all state and federal regulations pertaining to a safe workplace, housekeeping, and all activities that require regulation compliance;
Starts conveyors, selects flow pipes, sets trippers, and selects storage tanks to convey grain into storage or to load;
Performs routine maintenance and repair on the location’s facilities, equipment, and property;
Performs for inventory, pricing, stocking, ordering, billing, and maintaining adequate inventory levels to meet customer demands;
Assists with the operation of the service station and warehouse, including servicing vehicles and inventory control;
Assists with the operation of other grain facilities in the Southern territory as needed;
Sells products and services;
Maintains a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the Cooperative and a favorable image of the Cooperative;
Keeps facilities and work area neat, clean and organized;
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;
Complies with all state and federal laws, codes, and regulations;
Presents self in a professional manner;
Maintains and promotes safety awareness; follows safety policies, procedures, and reporting requirements;
Employee is required to perform all other duties as directed by supervisor. 

SPECIFIC SKILLS
Strong technical and mechanical aptitude.
Proven ability to multi-task and solve problems.
Basic computer skills
Forklift certification preferred 

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  

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. This is a safety sensitive position.

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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Department:  Hunter
Reports To:   Hunter Location Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive:  Yes

SUMMARY
This position is responsible for assisting with the operation of the Hunter service station and warehouse, including performing general maintenance, assisting with farm store operations, assisting customers, performing light vehicle service, and assisting with grain handling duties in the elevator as needed. Portrays positive company image through effective communication, teamwork and outstanding customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following and others may be assigned)
Promotes products and services to customers;
Performs vehicle and equipment tire service and repair and oil changes;
Assists with product stocking, advertising, sales, inventory and ordering;
Performs customer check out using point of sale system and/or writing tickets; reconciles cash with gasoline pump readings, sales slips and credit card charges;
Assists with loss prevention and reports possible violations to manager;
Loads and unloads trucks; uploads and verifies quantity for all incoming supplies and other freight as needed, notes any damages, repairs any damaged sacks to prevent product loss and environmental contamination;
Maintains and promotes safety awareness; follows safety policies, procedures and reporting requirements;
Responsible for maintenance, repairs, upkeep and cleanliness of station and warehouse, waste oil tanks, grounds, buildings and equipment associated with the station;
Maintains a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the Cooperative and a favorable image of the Cooperative;
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;
Complies with all state and federal laws, codes and regulations;
Presents self in a professional manner;
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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver’s License 

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 figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 

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 personal protective equipment (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. This is a safety sensitive position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; 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.

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.