Job Post – Seasonal General Labor

Seasonal General Labor

Reports To: Location Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Schedule: Seasonal Full-time
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Date:  October 2020


Responsible for assisting with receiving, storing and shipping grain at the terminal and performing general maintenance. Portrays positive company image through effective communication, teamwork and outstanding customer service.


  • Assists in the loading and unloading of trucks;
  • Assists in loading and unloading rail cars;
  • Performs general clean-up of facilities including cleaning grain bins, pits, and fertilizer facilities;
  • Enters information into a computer;
  • Weighs trucks in and out of the facility;
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining terminal equipment, facilities and grounds;
  • Continually maintains facility cleanliness within standards set by insurance company, OSHA, and safety coordinator;
  • Effectively communicates by verbal and written means with customers, employees and management;
  • Documents repairs in maintenance log;
  • Employee is required to perform all other duties as directed by the Location Manager.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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.


  • Able to make mechanical repairs of equipment
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Grain Industry experience preferred
  • Responsible and dependable, with a strong attention to detail.


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.


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


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 or regulation.


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; stand; walk; sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift/push/pull 40 to 60 lbs. on a continuous basis.  The employee may frequently need to climb ladders (may range from 20’ to 180’) and stairs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employees must understand and implement all related safety policies, procedures and programs for prevention and protection while performing job duties in various work environments. This is a safety sensitive position. “Safety-sensitive” means any job that includes tasks or duties that the employer reasonably believes could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task or others. including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  1. the handling, packaging, processing, storage, disposal or transport of hazardous materials;
  2. the operation of a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or power tools; and/or
  3.  repairing, maintaining or monitoring the performance or operation of any equipment, machinery or manufacturing process, the malfunction or disruption of which could result in injury or property damage.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat; and high dust levels. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and explosives. The noise level in this work environment is 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 environments, 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)


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.