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Seasonal Laborer - Agriculture

Location Wilmot, South Dakota Date posted 02/22/2024 Job ID 14113 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.

Summary

Are you looking for a fulfilling short-term position in the agriculture industry? If so, CHS Inc. has a great opportunity for you to join our team as a Seasonal Operations Specialist in Wilmot, SD.  

Schedule: 6AM-9PM Monday-Saturday with occasional hours on a Sunday

Job Duration: April to June

As a Seasonal Operations Specialist at CHS, you will be responsible for: 

- Loading and unloading grain, agronomy, and feed products 

- Mixing fertilizer/chemical products 

- Acquiring knowledge on how to monitor and maintain grain  

- Performing maintenance tasks on equipment and facilities 

What CHS offers:  

- Overtime hours to maximize your take home pay 

- Opportunity to join our team full time at the end of the season 

Apply today to be a part of a diverse and dynamic team of 10,000 employees in 19 countries, working together to empower agriculture. 

Responsibilities

  • As directed, carry out general labor responsibilities promptly and efficiently. Responsibilities may include:
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the commodities handled at the location and comply with company policy and government regulations pertaining to commodities.
  • Work with customers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Prepare trucks and railcars for loading/unloading, which may require sampling, loosening large nuts, opening hatches, and attaching and/or detaching flexible hoses.
  • Load and unload agricultural inputs from railcars and/or trucks using heavy or light duty machinery/equipment. May include bulk and or packaged material.
  • Control and monitor all load out functions.
  • Understand and operate automated scale/dump systems.
  • Conduct and properly record 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.
  • Monitor and maintain quality of inventory (may include blended, bulk or packaged product).
  • Deliver products such as fertilizer, chemical, seed, feed and others to customer sites.
  • Keep all work areas in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Conduct regular housekeeping duties such as sweeping, shoveling, power washing, scraping and cleaning up spills. Complete appropriate record keeping.
  • Perform grounds maintenance including snow removal.
  • Perform warehouse work including driving loader, loading/unloading inventory, forklift operation, and general maintenance.
  • Promptly report any customer complaints, repair or maintenance needs, or safety concerns to supervisor.
  • Maintain and promote 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.
  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned to ensure facility operates smoothly and customers receive excellent customer service.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Knowledge of Operations and/or Business Operations
  • Must meet minimum age requirement

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to operate machinery such as loaders, conveyors, tractors, and track mobile
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons to meet business demands
  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Agriculture experience preferred
  • Forklift certification preferred
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to climb rail cars, ladders, stairs, and bins
  • Climb to high heights 
  • Ability to work in dust and adverse weather conditions and temperatures

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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