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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 the successful operation of the Hunter service station and warehouse, including servicing vehicles, inventory control and providing quality customer service. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following and others may be assigned) Coordinates vehicle and equipment scheduling and performs tire repair; Promptly turns work orders in to appropriate person when work or sale is complete; Keeps service area and tire warehouse clean and attractive at all times; including floors, walls, work benches, shelves, waste, oil tank, tools, machinery, service bays and warehouse; 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; Promotes products and services to customers; Performs stocking, advertising, sales, inventory and ordering of tires, batteries, accessories and associated merchandise; 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; Responsible for maintenance, repairs, upkeep and cleanliness of station and warehouse, waste oil tanks, grounds, buildings and equipment associated with the station; Maintains and promotes safety awareness; follows safety policies, procedures and reporting requirements; 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; 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. 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; 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.

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.

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SUMMARY
This position is responsible for excellent customer service, grain handling, housekeeping, maintenance, safety, record keeping, 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 record keeping 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 18 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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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
N/A 

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. Employee must understand and implement all related safety policies, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.