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Grains Operator

Location Annawan, Illinois Date posted 08/08/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing Food Ingredient group. We are looking for a Shipping and Receiving Operator who is willing to learn and operate equipment associated with incoming or outgoing products of a dry-mill ethanol plant. Must be self-motivated and works well with others in a team environment. 


  • Be trained by a knowledgeable staff member to be able to perform the tasks associated with the safe, efficient operation of all loading equipment
  • Operate equipment for loading and unloading distiller’s grains, corn, ethanol, and minor byproducts. This includes operating an end loader, switching engine, fork lift, and skid loader
  • Conduct truck and railcar inspections prior to loading with product
  • Patrol and observe work areas to ensure processes are operating normally, in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Conduct basic preventative maintenance as required and assist maintenance techs as needed.
  • Participate in grain quality management by regular cleaning of storage bins/silos and ensuring product meets established specifications.
  • Play an active role in keeping the work area clean, orderly, and in a safe condition.
  • Monitor, maintain, and care for all issued tools and equipment.
  • Actively participate in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Approach every task with safety as the first work consideration. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Identify and mitigate hazards before starting work tasks. Maintain situational awareness to identify and mitigate potential hazards while performing work tasks.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent experience
  • 2 plus years of work experience in a structured team environment
  • Must be able to properly utilize required personal protective equipment

Additional Qualifications

  • Agriculture, grain handling, heavy equipment operation, and/or ethanol industry experience
  • Experience with computerized logistics loading software and computerized conveyor/equipment controls

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs to work at heights of up to 150 feet

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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