Career Opportunities
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
  • 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


Feed Truck Driver Job Description. - Courtland Feed Mill

  • Responsible for transporting animal feed from our production plant to a customer’s barn.
  • Comply with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, break periods ect)
  • Document and log work/rest periods.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading and unloading positons.
  • Ability to use a computer (very minimal amount)
  • Preform pre trip inspections on vehicles and report and defects.
  • Occasionally climb bin ladders at farmer’s barn (approx. 20 feet) and open bin hatch.
  • Use hydraulics to swing unloading auger to the hole in the bin and unload feed.
  • Safely return truck to production plant.

Must possess either a class A.  Must have an insurable driving record. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
Hours are Monday-Friday 6:00 am  - until finished (usually 4-5pm)




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

Part Time Truck Driver

The Farmers Coop of Hanska is currently looking for a part time truck driver. This position would be asked to drive a feed truck and sometimes a hopper bottom truck. This position would be based out of Mankato MN. We operate within a 50 mile radius of Mankato. We are flexible with the hours of the position but it needs to be in the afternoon. The driver could start between noon and 3 pm and work until finished, usually around 5-6pm, it could be everyday or it could be only a few days a week. We operate monday through friday so no weekend trucking is needed. Applicant must possess a Class A CDL and must be insurable.


Hanska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more information on these positions please contact Brandon Mohr

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