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Grain Operations Manager

Company: Mid Kansas Cooperative
Location: Plains
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description:JOB SUMMARY: Directs all operations, maintenance, cleanliness, and product quality control for grain elevator along with sales of feed, petroleum and assist Agronomy Manager with seed and anhydrous Ammonia sales. Supervises all full and part time employees to accomplish these responsibilities. Responsible to weigh all incoming and outgoing grain trucks, make grain settlements with customers. Perform duties in a manner that will optimize the cooperative's efficiency, help achieve the cooperative's mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service. This employee will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. Completes special projects as assigned by area manager.ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Operational knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  • Operational knowledge of Point of Sale and Point of Scale software.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to make minor repairs and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  • Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  • Good working knowledge of seed, feed, petroleum and ammonia.
  • Computer and data entry skills.
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Be able to obtain and retain a class 7B grain fumigation license.
  • Obtain and retain a class A CDL with Haz Mat endorsement
  • Strive to exceed customer expectations at each transaction.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply common scientific, technical, and legal journals.
  • Ability to respond cordially to inquiries or complaints of customers, co-workers, or regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to write and log information, produce reports, and verbally communicate information to location manager.Requirements:PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to taste or smell. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:Eye protection is required in restricted areas.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:A bachelor's degree in a related agricultural field or five years of experience in the grain business.JOB DUTIES:
  • Perform bookkeeping functions for grain transactions. This includes input of grain tickets into Point of Scale system, reconciliation of grain accounts, grain transfers, writing grain contracts, writing grain settlement checks, and filing grain settlement paperwork.
  • Run the scale, probe grain trucks, test the grain, place an inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments as a basis for accurate pricing, report grades to office so that accurate service charges can be calculated. input necessary information into Point of Scale system.
  • Perform Ag-trax accounting.
  • Enter invoices, produce billings, set up new accounts in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Prepare sales invoice in the system for products and service sold.
  • Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  • Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and a hello, thank them for their business, promptly and courteously answer the phone, assist customers with loading and unloading, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to the location manager or the elevator superintendent.
  • Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
  • Receive and ship grain in the most efficient manner possible using available staff.
  • Maintain the grain in the elevator to the highest standard of quality possible. Improve and adjust procedures to accomplish this goal.
  • Blend all grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and price for the cooperative and our customers.
  • Provide grain drying services (if available) by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operation and reporting grades to office so that accurate service charges may be calculated.
  • Observe OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations; maintain equipment and facilities regularly; and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean. Conduct monthly safety training classes with your staff.
  • Maintain all grain handling equipment in the highest possible operating condition. This includes all rolling stock as well as stationary equipment. Will work with area manager to schedule and budget all major repairs and upgrades to the facility.
  • Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from services provided in your territory.
  • Supervise all full and part time employees. Train all employees under your supervision in the operation of elevator. Advise the area manager on discipline and performance issues and performance appraisals for employees under your supervision.
  • Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  • Bill accurately and clearly communicate details of delivery.
  • Enforce the cooperative credit policy by making credit terms known to customers, not charging to customers on COD, not extending credit to customers without approval of credit manager, and not authorizing customers to exceed their credit limit.
  • 20. Maintain inventory. Transfer inventory in and out based on the situation.WORKING CONDITIONS:Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather. Job involves much lifting, stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders.This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties.Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.PI215912837

Keywords: Mid Kansas Cooperative, Amarillo , Grain Operations Manager, Executive , Plains, Texas

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