Topflight Grain Cooperative
  • 16-Apr-2018 to 15-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Pierson Station, IL, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401k with company contribution AND match, Short-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Vacation Sick and Personal PTO, and more.


Topflight Grain Cooperative is looking to add a Full-time Grain Elevator Operations employee to our team at our Pierson, IL location.

Job Summary:

This position works closely with Elevator Superintendents, Maintenance/Millwrights, and the Operations Manager/Asst. Managers. This includes, but is not limited to, performing a wide variety of duties in the grain elevator operations from running elevator equipment, house-keeping, maintenance, rail loading preparations/activities, and the loading/unloading of grain trucks, filling/emptying grain flats/bunkers/piles.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in the operation of assigned grain elevators, and/or vehicles.
  • Driving/Loading/unloading of grain trucks and loading/unloading rail cars. Filling/emptying grain flats/bunkers/piles.
  • Grain Handling: Bin shoveling, bin sweeping, bin measurements, monitor temperature cables, walking flats, monitoring fan usage, transferring grain, etc.
  • Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of all facility areas. Perform basic repairs and maintain a preventative maintenance program on machinery, equipment, and company vehicles.
  • Able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to climb ladders daily to heights generally ranging from 4ft-25ft.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary workplace. Promote safety amongst customers and employees.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Prepare rail cars, opening/closing lids, inspecting, sealing bottoms, etc.
  • Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges, in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Weigh or measure materials and products, using scales or other measuring instruments, or read scales on conveyors that continually weigh grains, in order to verify specific weighs and prevent under/over loads.
  • Manipulate controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows.
  • Monitor grain dryer outputs.
  • Coordinate repair work with Operations Manager and Maintenance crew. Communicates daily with Operations Manager and/or Operations Asst. Managers on grain loading/unloading plans, technical developments and operating improvements within the elevator.
  • Maintain the general appearance of the facility to include elevator, grounds, buildings etc. Includes location upkeep of yard work such as mowing and trimming.
  • Clean, sterilize, and maintain equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants.
  • Able to drive and operate elevator equipment. Bobcat, forklift, front-end Loader.
  • Good communication skills with customers and fellow employees.
  • Travel to different facilities to assist in filling/empting grain flats, rings, bunkers, etc.
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance. Exhibit a professional image and maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Willing to work weekends, seasonal hours, holidays, on-call, and overtime if needed.
  • Able to work under time constraints.

Skills, Abilities, and Licenses:

  • Strong Mechanical Skills
  • Speaking-effective communication among employees
  • Time Management/Planning
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required and must be adaptable, a self-starter, and dependable.
  • Demonstrate initiative to work independently, while able to work in a team setting as needed.
  • Class D license required to drive any company pick-up truck. Class B CDL license or higher if required to drive any company vehicle over 26,001 pounds or towing not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
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