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Specialist, Operations Associate

Location Hardin, Montana Date posted 04/03/2024 Job ID 14642 Salary range $14.81 - $22.21/hr Work arrangement: On-Site
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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 Refineries group within our Energy division. We are looking for a Specialist,Operations Associate to perform duties associated with asphalt products at our terminal located in Hardin, MT.  You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Essential functions for the position are sufficient hearing, vision, speech, manual dexterity, body strength, and mobility. 

Compensation Data

  • You will work approximately 10 months per year (with some intermittent layoff)
  • This position will be eligible for benefits following a qualifying period.


  • Perform general labor duties throughout the plant, including, general cleanup duties such as sweeping, shoveling, power washing, painting, and scraping, jackhammering, and soda blasting.
  • Keep all work areas in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  • Perform grounds maintenance including snow removal and the cleanup of material spills.
  • Conduct daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks including but not limited to lubrication of pumps, valves, and loading arms. 
  • Inspect in-use equipment looking for seeps and leaks of process equipment.
  • Assist others in preparation to unload trucks which may require sampling, loosening large nuts, opening hatches, and attaching and/or detaching flexible hoses.
  • Proficient with Windows-based applications and ability to complete calculations in feet, inches, and sixteenths.
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools (pipe wrench, sockets, combination wrenches, hammers)
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain 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. 

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in mechanical and/or electrical fields.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to wear required protective equipment including respirators.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screen; physical; and background check.
  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs., climb ladders, and work to heights of 55 feet.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures.

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability. 

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