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Mechanic and Grain Operations Laborer - Sunrise FS - Havana, IL

 

Sunrise FS is headquartered in Virginia, Illinois with branches in Mason and Cass counties. Sunrise FS has about 200 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 2,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, tires, irrigation, and retail. Sunrise FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Schedules and performs vehicle and equipment repairs in response to requests from staff and location managers. Responsible for the receiving and loading of grain in a safe and profitable manner.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Performs all repairs of vehicles and equipment as needed

 

Assists with maintenance and repairs of vehicles and equipment as requested

 

Maintains an appropriate inventory of parts necessary for repairs and maintenance

 

Maintains service records of each piece of equipment and vehicle to document for quality maintenance programs and to maintain DOT compliance

 

Understands grain quality and grain conditioning

 

Assists with maintaining operations at retail supply location

 

Assists with inventory and distribution of agronomy products

 

Responsible for the safe and efficient use of material and machines

 

Assists with housekeeping and maintaining the image of the facility and equipment

 

Assists in meeting goals by improving efficiency and reducing costs

 

Performs loading activities at the elevator, following outlined procedures by truck, rail, or by barge, sometimes on short notice

 

Performs proper grain grading, barge loading, and blending practices

 

Provides excellent customer service

 

Works with location manager on all safety and compliance issues

 

Inspects handling equipment and grain inventory

 

Assists in daily Grain/Agronomy operational duties of the facility.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

May be required to provide backup to drivers in the Agronomy Departments

 

May be required to drive and run local errands

 

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

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of basic business principals of inventory management and mechanics.

 

Required skills include fabrication, cutting, welding, bearing replacement, engine service/maintenance/adjustments (both gas & diesel), automotive electrical, brake adjustment/repair (both mechanical & air) and hydraulic troubleshooting/repair.

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

 

Ability to work extended hours during harvest and other high grain shipment periods of the year

 

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

 

Normally requires an acceptable CDL with Hazmat endorsements

 

Frequently 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
  • May be required to work at varying heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Lift 51-70 pounds.
  • Required to push heavy objects

 

Ability to work extended hours during seasonal demands

 

Ability to travel independently and overnight

 

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

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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