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Grain Grading & Scale Technician, Chisholm Trail Terminal

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SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Responsible for providing excellent customer service, accurate grain grading, and efficient scale operation. In addition, this position will perform duties required to ensure teamwork and efficient operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Includes the following and other duties may be assigned)

Operates the scale, probes grain trucks, tests the grain, and inputs necessary information into Point of Scale system;

Grades of all grains delivered to the terminal and maintains grain quality;

Directs grain to appropriate bin;

Properly segregates and blends grain;

Possesses computer and technology skills;

Physically obtains grain samples and performs testing;

Works effectively with Enid Grain Inspection personnel;

Assists in loading/unloading trucks and railcars, as needed;

Assists management in implementation of procedures, protocols, and policies, and monitoring for compliance;

Identifies quality, procedure, and policy deviations; effectively reports such deviations and provides accurate information in a timely manner and as needed;

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;

Presents a professional appearance;

Performs all other duties as directed by the General Manager.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None.

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.

SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • Proven ability to multi-task and solve problems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Grain Industry experience.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Federal Grain Grading License

Fidelity Bond Eligible

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

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 solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Excellent computer skills required; use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc. necessary. Ability to navigate and successfully use internet browsers, email, and a variety of other software programs required to successfully complete daily business functions.

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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 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. 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 moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat; high dust levels; wet and/or humid conditions; fumes; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and explosives. The noise level in this 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, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments.

Farmers Grain Company is looking for responsible, hardworking individuals who are willing to work extended hours & weekends to fill seasonal positions including Grain Grading & Scale Technicians, Elevator Assistants, & General Laborers.

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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.