Grain Maintenance Specialist - Western Grain Marketing - Virginia, IL

At Western Grain Marketing, you have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. Working with the industry's top professionals, you'll develop new expertise through varied job experiences and company-sponsored training programs. And you'll be recognized and rewarded for your contributions. Plus, FS believes in attracting and retaining diverse talent. You can contribute your unique experiences and background to build a community that fosters mutual respect and meaningful relationships.



Under the direction of the Grain Quality Control Manager, this position is responsible for elevator maintenance, installation, dismantling, and repair, including all aspects of grain handling, safety, maintenance, rolling stock, and customer service.





  • Assembling, installing, and repairing machines, then testing them to ensure they work properly.
  • Responsible for installing, maintaining, and dismantling conveyor systems, pulleys, mechanical clutches, gearboxes, and hydraulic and pneumatic control systems.
  • Overseeing routine preventive maintenance by identifying and correcting potential issues, cleaning, and removing worn-out pieces, and lubricating mechanical parts.
  • Responsible for logical step-by-step procedures in work, planning, solving problems, and decision-making based on quantifiable information.





  • Read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Dismantle machines, structures, and equipment using appropriate tools.
  • Move, assemble, and install machinery and equipment such as shafting, precision bearings, motors, and tram rails, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Understanding fluid mechanics (hydraulics and pneumatics) and all the components involved in these processes, such as valves, cylinders, pumps, and compressors.
  • Must be trained to work with various precision tools, such as vernier calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, levels, gauge blocks, and optical and laser alignment tooling.
  • Knowledge and experience with mechanical diagnosis, service, repairs, maintenance, and upkeep of equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.





Education and Experience


Normally requires a high school diploma, G.E.D., and/or experience in a related agriculture field.


Functional Competencies


  • Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards.
  • Responsible for adhering to the company Employee Policy Manual and
  • Adhere to company policy regarding expenses, Paid Time Off (PTO), and vehicle usage reporting.
  • Exhibit a professional image and maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours, on-call as business conditions warrant, weekends, seasonal hours, holidays, and overtime if needed.


Core Competencies


Demonstrate core competencies, including collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision-making, and skill development.


Other Requirements


  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance, including but not limited to all required meetings and training programs.
  • Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of the equipment, rolling stock, and facilities.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and promotes safety amongst customers and employees.
  • Keep a Class D License and satisfactory driving record for company vehicles.





  • Exposed to grain dust and noise from grain probes, truck traffic, and elevator operation.
  • Exposed to extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.).
  • Required to work within precise limits or standards, varying heights, including climbs on grain bins, legs, etc., without fear.
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Must be able to frequently handle, lift, carry, and set up parts and equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds.

Western Grain Marketing is an equal opportunity employer, always looking for hardworking individuals to join our team.


Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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