Grain Operations Technician



Position Summary

This employee will conduct daily maintenance of the buildings and equipment at the facility.  They will also manage the flow of grain dumped into the elevator and loaded out into trucks (and rail cars in some sites).  Also, they will monitor grain in storage and maintain condition with aeration or turning to keep grain in good condition.  At times, they oversee the weighing and grading of grain of before it is dumped into the grain elevator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs all duties in a safe environmentally compliant manner. Demonstrates ability to work in a safety conscious environment and follow all applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  2. Ensures that grain facilities are well maintained by adhering to a strict maintenance schedule. Follow established policies and procedures, along with proper communication when operating grain handling equipment.  Repairs and rebuilds equipment to maintain its integrity and insure its longevity.
  3. Cleans and prepares storage facilities including but not limited to grain bins and ground piles.
  4. If employed at a rail loading facility, this employee is responsible for loading trains when shipping grain to a customer facility. This includes opening heavy lids in preparation of loading rail cars and making sure bottom doors are closed and secure.
  5. Visually monitors grain and grain products for irregularities and takes proper action when discovered. Demonstrates the ability to recognize quality control issues with grain.
  6. Assists in the unloading of grain from trucks. Weighs/measures grain output on trucks. 
  7. Understands how to safely shut down and isolate equipment for maintenance using Lock Out – Tag Out procedures.

Education, Experience and Licensure

High School Education or equivalent needed for employment.  Good people orientations skills are important.  Prior experience working in a grain facility is preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.  Comfortable working at heights, such as walking on catwalks in high positions.  Able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Comfortable climbing fixed and stationary ladders.  Able to shovel as needed.  Has the ability to work in confined spaces and in a broad range of climate conditions.  Comfortable utilizing mobile and stationary equipment and systems.


Please send resumes to:

Vianca Avalos

Office: (765) 236-4170


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