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Grain Elevator Operations Management Trainee in Kansas City, MO at Bartlett and Company

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Bartlett Grain Company

Job Title:

Grain Elevator Operations Management Trainee

Req. # 312-BGC-(Ex)-422

Primary Job Location:

Midwest elevators

Job Classification:


Work Schedule:

As required

Bartlett Grain Company is an affiliate of Bartlett and Company - a diverse, agri-business company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartlett is more than 100 years old, and FORBES ranks it among the largest private companies in the U.S. Its principal businesses are grain merchandising and logistics, exporting, flour milling, feed manufacturing and cattle feeding. Family-owned and growth oriented, the company has facilities in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma, North and South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Mexico. Financially strong and highly disciplined, we use our expertise to provide our customers with the highest quality and best service possible. Throughout our operations, safety, cleanliness, and facility maintenance are a top priority and, as such, all employees must be absolutely committed to following our disciplined safety policies and procedures.

Job Summary

Bartlett Grain Company is seeking dedicated, hard-working individuals who are looking for a chance to prove they can learn new tasks, advance and take any and all responsibility for their safe work behavior and the safety of their coworkers. These tasks include, but are not limited to:learning how to manage a grain handling facility with multiple products and services, working in and around a grain elevator learning the procedures for grain receiving, grain grading, fumigation, grain conditioning, railcar andtruck loading,scale operation,and facility maintenance.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary is competitive for the position, based on prior education level and experience with opportunities for advancement.

Bartlett offers a generous benefits package including a 401(k) plan with company match, a profit sharing plan, and paid employee health insurance, life insurance and short term disability coverage. Bartlett also pays a portion of group dental and vision programs costs, and offers additional voluntary group programs and discounts.

Required Education and Experience

Associate’s (2-year plus) preferred, Field of study: Agriculture engineering or other similar degree program and/or comparable work experience

Must be able to be geographically mobile. Must have proven project and management skills. You must have reliable transportation to be available for work 24/7.

Experience with agriculture and farm equipment is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform your job tasks in a safe manner in compliance with Bartlett safety programs and procedures.

Assist in the supervision of all location operational activities.

Assist in the coordination and management the unloading and loading of grain commodities by both rail and truck.

Contact workers in work stations or other departments to request movement of materials, products, or machinery, or to notify them of incoming/outgoing shipments and their estimated delivery/shipment times.

Effectively communicate tasks, directives and policies with both senior management and supervised workers.

Be familiar with all operations, systems, policies and procedures including: weighing or measuring materials and products and using scales or other measuring instruments in order to verify specified tonnages; manipulating controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows; recording and tracking data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime; cleaning, sterilizing, and maintaining equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants; observing conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges, in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.

Physical Demands and Requirements

This job can be physically strenuous (demanding) from time to time, and a successful candidate will be expected to be able to work in tight and confined spaces, walk, climb, bend, kneel, lift, grip, grasp, push and pull various tools and equipment. This job may require the ability to ride a belt man lift and occasionally work at significant heights, with requisite balance and equilibrium. The job requires the ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds and occasionally more. This job requirethe ability to ascend/descend ladders.

This job requires wearing personal protective equipment, including hardhats, gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes, and respiratory protection and ear protection as appropriate.

This job requires the ability to read and comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with co-workers and supervisors.

It is important to have vision that permits close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. If it is necessary in this position to grad grain, the ability to identify and distingush colors is also important.

You also need the ability to detect odors and the ability to understand and discern safety warning systems.

Working Environment

This is a physical job that includes both indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather and temperature environments. This job may include working at heights and in confined spaces. It may be noisy and dusty at times.

All employees shall be subject to drug testing and background checks.

FLSA Status: Exempt.

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions of the job. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Bartlett will not accept unsolicited applications or resumes from placement services, recruiters or staffing firms. Bartlett WILL NOT pay any placement fee for unsolicited applications unless a written agreement is in place, in advance, for a specific job requisition. Unless such a written agreement is in place, any unsolicited resume shall be deemed Bartlett property and no fees shall be due from Bartlett to any third party under any circumstances.

You may be required to work periodically at other Bartlett regional locations.


Date Posted: 9/7/2018

Job Category #: 312-BGC-(Ex)-422

Reviewer: WLW


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