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Courtland Grain and Feed Operations

Job Description Overview
Assists in the operations and housekeeping of the grain and Feed facility. Also assists in all other aspects of grain shipping, receiving, handling and storage.
Essential function

  • This position is expected to assist all areas of the unloading, loading and transferring of grain and grain products which may include but not be limited to truck and rail operations
  • Must develop a knowledge of the product you are dealing with and its hazardous properties
  • Must be aware of and follow all applicable safety and environmental regulations with respect to the product you are handling
  • Understand the proper operation of conveyance equipment that is utilized in the shipping, receiving and transferring of grain and grain products and the associated safety systems of that equipment
  • Immediately notifies supervisor of any irregularities. Assist in performing maintenance work as required. Visually monitors grain and grain products for irregularities and takes proper action when discovered
  • Removes choke-ups, cleans spills and follows proper safety policies while doing such
  • Cleans and prepares storage facilities including grain bins and flat storage
  • Follow established policies and procedures, along with proper communication, when operating grain handling equipment
  • Become knowledgeable of grain storage locations and the capacity of each.
  • Monitors grain handling equipment conditions on a routine frequency (daily equipment checks)
  • Collect proper grain and grain product samples for testing when needed.
  • Housekeeping as related, but not limited to, the cleanliness and orderliness of the grain handling area (tunnels, head house, concrete grounds, grass areas, etc), as well as any areas within the plant as delegated by position supervisor
  • Understand how to safely shutdown and isolate equipment for maintenance using Lock Out Tag Out procedures
  • Keep current and maintain all training requirements for the position
  • Immediately reporting of any accidents and/or injuries
  • Safe operation of skid loaders, pickup trucks, and other grain handling equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Positions assists with the manufacturing of feed ingredients.
  • Weighing out hand adds
  • Take samples of completed feed
  • Load feed trucks, help unload feed ingredient trucks and bag trucks
  • Safety operate forklifts and skid-loaders
  • Must possess or gain possession of a class A CDL within 90 days of hire. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently is a must.
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a highly quality controlled environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
  • Some mechanical background including the ability to recognize signs of operation failure
  • Basic written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other facility personnel
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Walking
  • Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Shoveling product
  • Entering and working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
  • Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions

 

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Grain Operations - Hanska or New Ulm 
Job Description Overview

Assists in the operations and housekeeping of the grain facility. Also assists in all other aspects of grain shipping, receiving, handling and storage.
Essential function

  • This position is expected to assist all areas of the unloading, loading and transferring of grain and grain products which may include but not be limited to truck and rail operations
  • Must develop a knowledge of the product you are dealing with and its hazardous properties
  • Must be aware of and follow all applicable safety and environmental regulations with respect to the product you are handling
  • Understand the proper operation of conveyance equipment that is utilized in the shipping, receiving and transferring of grain and grain products and the associated safety systems of that equipment
  • Immediately notifies supervisor of any irregularities. Assist in performing maintenance work as required. Visually monitors grain and grain products for irregularities and takes proper action when discovered
  • Removes choke-ups, cleans spills and follows proper safety policies while doing such
  • Cleans and prepares storage facilities including grain bins and flat storage
  • Follow established policies and procedures, along with proper communication, when operating grain handling equipment
  • Become knowledgeable of grain storage locations and the capacity of each.
  • Monitors grain handling equipment conditions on a routine frequency (daily equipment checks)
  • Collect proper grain and grain product samples for testing when needed.
  • Housekeeping as related, but not limited to, the cleanliness and orderliness of the grain handling area (tunnels, head house, concrete grounds, grass areas, etc), as well as any areas within the plant as delegated by position supervisor
  • Understand how to safely shutdown and isolate equipment for maintenance using Lock Out Tag Out procedures
  • Keep current and maintain all training requirements for the position
  • Immediately reporting of any accidents and/or injuries
  • Safe operation of skid loaders, pickup trucks, and other grain handling equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a highly quality controlled environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
  • Some mechanical background including the ability to recognize signs of operation failure
  • Basic written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other facility personnel
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Walking
  • Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Shoveling product
  • Entering and working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
  • Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions


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Experienced Agronomy Applicator - Hanska
 

The Farmers' Cooperative of Hanska is currently seeking an experienced agronomy applicator. This position is full time, with benefits and based out of our Hanska fertilizer location. Duties of an agronomy applicator include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for accurate application of fertilizer and/or chemicals per blend sheet specifications
  • Maintains and repairs equipment according to maintenance schedule, policies and procedures
  • Communicates with managers and sales staff to assure safe, accurate quality, efficient and timely application
  • Works in any area of operation or production as assigned
  • Interacts with customers in a professional manor
  • Works safely following safety rules, regulations, and PPE requirements
  • Exhibits attitude and actions consistent with policies
  • Attention to detail and a strong sense of ownership in his/her work and application equipment used





 

Hanska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more information on these positions please contact Brandon Mohr via email at  bmohr@hanskaco.com or 507-439-6014

 
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