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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.



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.





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.





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





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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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