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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 maintaining records of financial transactions for the Cooperative. Portrays positive company image through effective communication, teamwork, and outstanding customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Provides accounting and administrative support by balancing daily deposits, cash box, and setting up new customer accounts;

Operates scale, grades grain, and enters scale tickets; runs grain proof of yield and checks scale ticket with customers;

Settles grain accounts and writes grain checks;

Responsible for inventory control, pricing, stocking, ordering, billing, and maintaining adequate inventory levels to meet customer demands; reconciles inventory on monthly variance reports;

Sells products and services; assists customers with products and makes sales tickets;

Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and grain checks, substantiating business transactions;

Creates purchase orders for branch purchases;

Answers phone and insures that customers receive appropriate answers to their questions;

Maintains fuel records and reconciles fuel inventory daily; updates fuel prices as needed;

Displays computer competency in data entry of accounts data;

Prepares analysis of accounts, as required;

Verifies and posts details of business transactions; such as charges, discounts, and payments to customer accounts, and may file paperwork for these transactions;

Codes data for input to financial data processing system according to company procedures;

Helps customer complete credit applications and processes applications;

Assists in maintaining records on chemical application of grain in bins;

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;

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating 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 calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, 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 involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 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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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.

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.