Grain Handler Technician - Western Grain Marketing - Biggs, IL

At Western Grain Marketing, you have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. Working with the industry's top professionals, you'll develop new expertise through varied job experiences and company-sponsored training programs. And you'll be recognized and rewarded for your contributions. Plus, FS believes in attracting and retaining diverse talent. You can contribute your unique experiences and background to build a community that fosters mutual respect and meaningful relationships.



Under the direction of the Location Manager, this position is responsible for receiving and loading grain safely and profitably. This person will perform duties that maximize the operating efficiency at the location and profitability of the company.



  • Assist in all areas unloading, loading, and transferring of grain products which may include but not be limited to truck and rail operations.
  • Operation of conveyance equipment utilized in the shipping, receiving, and transferring of grain and grain products and the associated safety systems of the equipment.
  • Maintains positive customer relations at the first point of contact with the producer.
  • Actions and personal appearance project a favorable image of the company.
  • Understands grain quality and grain conditioning.
  • Utilizes best management practices for inventory control.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient use of materials and machines.
  • Maintains equipment, facilities, and other company assets safely, neatly, and professionally.
  • Performs proper grain grading and blending practices.
  • Assists in maintaining records and reports necessary to comply with government requirements.
  • Assists Location Manager in operational expense control.
  • Supports other locations and departments as needed.
  • Inspects handling equipment and grain inventory at varying heights using ladders.



  • Ability to answer the phone and greet walk-in customers.
  • Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA, and DOT policies and procedures as they apply
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



Educations and Experience

  • Normally requires a high school diploma or equivalent; and at least two years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate industry knowledge, computer proficiency, problem-solving skills, and verbal and written communication skills.


Functional Competencies

  • Proven professional communication, persuasion, and customer service skills.
  • Proven team-building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. 
  • Demonstrated planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to use the computer and “attention to detail” skills and use the computer to enhance business processes.


Core Competencies

Demonstrated core competencies, including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision-making, and skill development.


Other Requirements

  • Ability to work hours other than those considered normal at various times throughout the year to meet deadlines and demands.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Frequently works in extreme weather conditions, including (Heat, Cold, Wet, etc.).
  • Occasionally works at elevated heights and confined spaces.
  • Frequently lifts between 51-70 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training related to the position’s requirements.



  • Exposed to noise from grain probes, truck traffic, and elevator operation.
  • Exposed to extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.).
  • Exposed to grain dust
  • May be required to work at varying heights, including climbs on grain bins, legs, etc.



                                Physical Abilities                                                 Lift/Carry

                             Stand      Frequently                                      10 lbs. or less                Frequently                           

                Walk       Frequently                                             11-20 lbs.                       Frequently                               

                Sit            Frequently                                             21-50 lbs.                       Occasionally

                                Handling/Fingering      Frequently                     61-100 lbs.                     Occasionally

                                Reach Outward      Frequently                            Over 100 lbs.              Occasionally

                                Reach Above Shoulder       Frequently                          

                                Climb      Frequently                                              Push/Pull

                                Crawl      Occasionally                                           12 lbs. or less              Frequently               

                 Squat or Knee     Occasionally                            13-25 lbs.                     Frequently                           

                 Bend       Occasionally                                          26-40 lbs.                     Occasionally

                  Driving   Frequently                                             41-100 lbs.                   Occasionally



Western Grain Marketing strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission, and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. 


We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Western Grain Marketing is an equal opportunity employer, always looking for hardworking individuals to join our team.


Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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