Farmers Cooperative
  • Jansen, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Full-Time Benefits

Farmers Cooperative is a full service cooperative with products and services offered in energy, grain, feed, agronomy, and tire departments. We are an aggressive company always looking towards the future and trying to bring more opportunities, markets, and abilities to our local producers. There are 60 locations serving southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas with our main office located in Dorchester, NE.

A Day in the Life:
An Elevator Operator works hard every day to ensure that our grain handling and storage facilities are in top-notch shape. This is a hands-on position requiring you to work outside in all kinds of weather. Your main responsibilities on a day to day basis is housekeeping and maintenance duties to keep our bins up and running and loading and unloading grain on both trucks and trains. Safety is always our number one priority and we do everything we can to ensure the safest work environments for our employees, but there are some hazards involved with working in a grain elevator. These hazards include exposure to grain dust, electrical, fall, and trip hazards, and grain engulfment and entanglement. The Elevator Operator position rewards employees who pay attention, take initiative and work hard every single day to ensure that our customers are treated well and our grain stays in good condition.

The Cooperative operates under the "all hands-on deck" philosophy when it comes to getting things done.  Therefore, employees are required to perform all other duties as directed by the supervisor.

What You'll Need to Do This Job:

  • A high school diploma and/or equivalent.
  • Motivation
  • Self-starter
  • Must take the grain grading class
  • Basic millwright/operations
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Fumigation License
  • The ability to think clearly and problem solve
  • The desire to be involved in agriculture and work for a cooperative
  • Physically, this position requires you to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, and crawl on a regular basis
  • This position requires you to climb ladders and ride the man-lift. You must be able to regularly lift at least  50 pounds and occasionally lift 100 pounds.
  • You will be working around grain dust all day; you may be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures
  • You must be extremely flexible with your schedule. More hours will be expected during harvest season and  you must be available when train comes to unload/load grain.

This Job Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected.   It is not designed to cover every activity, duty or responsibility required of the employee.   This job description in no way alters "employment-at-will" and is not a guarantee of employment now or in the future.

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