General Laborer (Seasonal) - Illini FS - Tolono, IL


Illini FS is headquartered in Urbana, Illinois with branches in five eastern Illinois counties. Illini FS has about 200 employees and approximately 6,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, tires, and retail. Illini FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.





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





Maintains positive customer relations at what is typically 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 material and machines 


Maintains equipment, facilities and other company assets in a safe, neat and professional manner 


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


Performs operational barge loading procedure 


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 





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, as well as verbal and written communication skills 


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


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


Must have and maintain 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 


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 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: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana

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