CAREERS: GRAIN OPERATIONS

Grain Operations

Type:  Full-Time

Department:  Grain


Why Ag Partners? We are a strong member-owned cooperative serving producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Join our growing team! This position has above industry standard wages, plus overtime during the peak season, and bonus potential.

All employees 18 and older can join the 401(k) retirement plan and receive company match. Full-Time employees are eligible for profit-sharing, medical, dental, vision, PTO, company paid short- and long-term disability benefits, basic life, and a yearly clothing allowance.


Job Summary:

This position will assist the grain lead in all grain operations and other location needs as they arise. The following list is not an all-encompassing list of duties; other duties may be assigned based on business need.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Learn to operate the grain facility and all the equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning around facilities.
  • Assist with maintaining grain quality standards.
  • Promote safety in the workplace; observe all safety procedures, identify and communicate workplace hazards promptly, correcting unsafe conditions or actions as able.
  • Be courteous and pleasant when working with customers and provide excellent service.
  • Report needed repairs to management promptly.
  • Comply with OSHA, MDA, EPA, PCA and other regulatory requirements and company policies.
  • Regular hours can vary, extended hours will be necessary during peak times (such as harvest) and as other business needs arise.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to interact with customers and co-workers in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with little supervision and complete tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a positive attitude
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to safely operate forklift and other equipment
  • Intermediate computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Suite programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.); willingness to learn other systems as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Previous farm and/or grain experience preferred but not required.
  • A willingness to acquire a CDL with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred but not required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals, and delivery tickets.
  • Able to perform heavy work by lifting 75 pounds occasionally, 60 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly.
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights, work near moving equipment with moderate to loud noise levels, uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to regularly stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions and in dusty conditions.
  • While performing the duties of the job, it is required to speak, hear, see, and use hands/fingers to operate a computer, telephone, equipment, etc.
  • Able to enter grain bins and other confined areas following safety procedures.