CHS has an exciting opportunity within our Renewable Fuels division. We are looking for a Grain Operator to perform tasks and operate equipment associated with the safe, reliable, efficient, and high throughput receipt of feedstock into and shipment of products out of the dry-mill ethanol refinery. You must be analytical and detail oriented, with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Operate equipment for loading and unloading distiller's grains, corn, ethanol, and minor byproducts. This includes operating an end loader, forklift and operate conveyor systems.
Ensure processes are operating normally, in a safe and compliant manner.
Regulate or shutdown equipment during emergency situations, as directed by supervisory staff.
Participate in plant maintenance program by performing routine preventative maintenance tasks as directed and interact with plant maintenance, to facilitate, repair, or replacement equipment as directed.
Participate in troubleshooting and process improvement activities.
Participate in grain quality management by regular cleaning of storage bins/silos.
Perform grain grading and train to help provide coverage for the Shipping Clerk
Play an active role in the plant housekeeping program.
Actively participate in safety, health, and environmental programs.
Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
High school diploma or GED
2 + years of work experience in a structured team environment
Proficient in using email
Must be able to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to properly utilize required personal protective equipment
Must be able to climb ladders and stairs to work at heights of up to 180 feet
Some college level and/or trade school training
Agriculture, grain handling, heavy equipment operation, and/or ethanol industry experience
Experience with computerized logistics loading software and computerized conveyor/equipment controls
Experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint