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Assistant Grain Operations Supervisor - Western Grain Marketing - Fairview, IL

Date: Jan 29, 2019

LOCATION: Fairview, IL, US, 61432

Company: GROWMARK, Inc.

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.  The cornerstone of our benefits package is the company paid, defined benefit pension plan along with health and disability insurance, employer matched 401k plan, and other voluntary group benefit programs.  We are an equal opportunity employer.




Under the direction of Northern Region Manager, is responsible for elevator operations including grain handling, safety and maintenance, rolling stock, and customer service. 





Supervises, leads, and develops assigned full-time and part-time elevator employees.


Trains assigned employees to meet state, federal and company regulatory and safety criteria.


Responsible for monthly grain inventory measurements.


Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain.  Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services.


Implements grain pricing considering sample and inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments. 


Ensures service charge levels are maintained.


Provides professional customer service that result in increased sales.


Provides weekly housekeeping inspections and reports to Grain Department Manager.


Responsible for communicating grain quality and quantity to Grain Department Manager.


Responsible for communicating safety compliance and issues to Grain Department Manager.


Ensures the maximum utilization efficiency of storage and grain handling equipment.


Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities.





Performs related duties as assigned.




Normally requires a college degree, preferably in Ag Economics, Ag Marketing or Agri-Business plus 3 or more years of supervisory experience to demonstrate the ability to provide leadership for location management. 







Functional Competencies


Prefer knowledge of cooperative philosophies and principles.


Understanding and experience in grain handling, competitive adeptness, grain marketing, regulatory requirements, and compliance along with budgeting and planning.


Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, orientation, coaching, counseling, performance evaluations, and training and development, etc. and the ability to get work done through others.


Proven team building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. 


Demonstrated planning, organization, problem-solving, and project management skills.


Proven computer skills and the ability to use the computer to enhance business processes.


Demonstrated time management and basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals along with the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Core Competencies


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


Other Requirements


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel independently and overnight when necessary.


Continuously exposed or required to:

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
  • Noisy conditions
  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures.
  • Work at varying heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Lift 70-100 lbs.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.


Ability to work hours other than those considered normal to meet seasonal demands.

Nearest Major Market: Peoria

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