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Maintenance/Grain Operations - Encompass Grain & Rail Co-op - Mason City, IL

COMPANY: Encompass Grain and Rail Co-operative


LOCATION: Mason City, IL

Job Requirements


  • Experience working within a grain elevator
  • General knowledge of day to day operations within the grain elevator
  • At least three years of experience in welding, fabrication, industrial equipment installation required
  • General mechanical ability
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Active participant in safety programs
  • Learn and follow written rules and procedures
  • Respond to call-ins


This position incudes the installing and maintenance of various grain handling equipment, including troubleshooting mechanical failures and pneumatic and electrical systems. It requires the operation of hand tools, power tools, cutting and welding equipment in the effort to repair, rebuild, and maintain elevator operations.



Essential Job Functions:


  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in the operation of grain elevators and/or vehicles.
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain a preventative maintenance program on machinery and equipment.
  • Work with grain elevator dryers, drive and conveying systems, electrical and control systems, hydraulics, welding, fabrication, and industrial equipment installation.
  • Be able to repair small electrical problems.
  • Able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to climb ladders daily to heights generally ranging from 4ft-25ft.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary workplace. Promote safety amongst customers and employees.
  • Able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
  • Have the ability to work from heights, Including grain legs and bins.
  • Able to stand, stoop, bend, twist and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up 70 lbs.



Other Responsibilities:


  • Communicates daily with Operations Manager and/or Location Managers to coordinate repair work.
  • Maintain the general appearance of the facility to include elevator, grounds, buildings etc. Includes location upkeep of yard work such as mowing and trimming. (If needed).
  • Load trucks and railroad cars (If needed).
  • Able to drive and operate elevator equipment. Bobcat, forklift, front-end Loader.
  • Good communication skills with customers and fellow employees.
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance. Exhibit a professional image and maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Willing to work weekends, seasonal hours, holidays, on-call, and overtime if needed.
  • Able to work under time constraints.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

Job Segment: Logistics, Hydraulics, Operations Manager, Electrical, Operations, Engineering