Farmers Cooperative
  • Milford, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Medical with H.S.A., Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, Pension, 401k, PTO, Paid Holidays, and more

Job Title: Grain Elevator Operator

Location: Ruby, NE

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. You must learn and properly be able to start-up and shut-down all grain handling equipment involved with the elevator. You will be asked to complete confined space entries as well as cleaning grain bins. 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.
  • Self-starter
  • Must take the grain grading class (will provide training)
  • Basic millwright/operations
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Fumigation License (will provide training)
  • 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 so you must be able to work with heights.
  • 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 will be exposed to outdoor temperatures
  • More hours will be expected during harvest season and when trains come 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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