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Grain Plant Attendant Tenney

206 250th Ave
Tintah, MN

Position Objective:

To sample and accurately grade all incoming and outgoing grain to ensure accurate pricing and to store and maintain quality of grain while in storage in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.

Position Responsibilities:

The Grain Plant Attendant responsibilities involve grain handling, pricing, safety and maintenance, service, and other duties as assigned by management

The Grain Plant Attendant will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative

Grain Plant Attendants must be willing to move to other locations as needed

The employee is also responsible for recording their time worked accurately on their time cards.  Any employee not reporting accurately to payroll will have consequences. 

Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Handling incoming, stored, and outgoing grain; maintaining the quality of grains; blending grains; and providing grain drying services
  • Grade and test grain appropriately before and after grain drying operation and assisting the plant manager to report grades to office so the accurate service charges may be calculated
  • Store grain to maintain condition and in anticipation of handling, blending, and loading out shipments, make efficient use of storage space available, weighing incoming grain as needed, prepare cars for loading out of grain to maximize profits
  • Assisting the plant manager to make periodic inspections of all stored grain; turn grain as necessary, make recommendations to the plant manager when necessary to improve the grain handling operation and to provide better service and prices for customers
  • Blend grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and resultant price for the cooperative and its customers
  • Sample and place an inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments as a basis for accurate pricing; report grades to the office so accurate service charges may be calculated, report quality by grade and quantity of grain going into storage to the office
  • Uphold all cooperative policies and ensure that all facilities and equipment meet all federal, state, and OSHA regulations
  • Maintain clean and neat facilities, maintain equipment and facilities regularly, maintain housekeeping and sanitation standards, assist the plant manager in reporting all housekeeping, maintenance, and safety checklist monthly to the safety committee
  • Provide patrons with the best customer services
  • Observe positions of cars passing loading spouts, and swing spouts into the correct positions at the appropriate times while loading trains
  • Prepare rail/trailer cars for loading by opening lids, inspecting for foreign debris, closing and sealing bottom
  • Load cars/trailers by running grain spout, closing lid after filling and locking lid
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to work extended hours during harvest season
  • Forklift certified
  • Previous Grain handling experience 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear

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Grain Plant Attendant Tenney