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Ingredient Receiving Technician

Summary of Position:  This position requires the operation of all elevator equipment.  Ideal candidate will have a mechanical background.

Required Skills

  • Computer - Basic Windows knowledge, excel, and e-mail
  • Organizational skills
  • Mechanical skills with ability to trouble shoot and perform repairs
  • Ability to perform simple math
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised
  • Able to operate machinery and equipment safely and efficiently

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift over 55 lbs.
  • Able to climb in excess of 150 ft.  regardless of weather conditions (within reason of safety)
  • Able to use cleaning equipment including shovels and brooms
  • Able to use various tools including power tools
  • Able to open hopper trailer doors repeatedly

Miscellaneous Requirements – no daily exposure to non-Hord pigs including direct daily contact with persons caring for non-Hord pigs

Essential Job Duties

  • Scale trucks in and out
  • Unload ingredients into appropriate bins
  • Climb bins to visually check bin levels as scheduled
  • Light duty maintenance
    • Greasing
    • Changing gearbox oil
    • Adjusting belts, etc.
  • Assist with heavy maintenance
  • Climb bins and elevator legs to perform maintenance or troubleshoot
  • Operate tractors and other equipment
  • Move tractor/trailers around property as needed
  • Cleaning all areas of elevator to a set standard to maintain compliance
  • Assist with operation of dryers
  • Move corn from bins to Feedmill for feed production
  • Acquire grain graders license and assist with grading of grain
  • Fill anhydrous ammonia tanks for farm
  • Assist with snow removal when necessary
  • Bin unloading, cleaning, and prep for refilling
  • Extended hours during spring planting along with wheat and fall harvest
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Most time is spent outside controlled climate so extreme heat and cold are possible, bringing appropriate clothing to the job will be necessary
  • Dust is created by some of the operations, dust masks are provided
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