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Grain Elevator Projects Intern in Kansas City, MO at Bartlett and Company

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

Bartlett Grain Company

Job Title:

Grain Elevator Projects Intern

Req. # 914-BGC-(NonEx)-418

Primary Job Location:

Travelling position based out of Kansas City

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Work Schedule:

These are generally 8 hour shifts for approximately threemonths in the summer.

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: fabricating, welding, and installing, evaluating and repairing various systems, such as, scale systems, hydraulics, and mechanical systems. Industrial electrical experience is a plus but is not required. This work will take place in and around various grain storage facilities around the Midwest. Priority one is to provide a safe work environment for you and fellow workers.

Compensation and Benefits

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

In keeping with Bartlett’s commitment to the value of education, we offer the Bartlett Educational Assistance Plan. Through B.E.A.P. you can earn $2 tax-free for every hour you work to reimburse tuition expenses. This is in addition to a competitive salary. The tuition for classes that you take during the semester you work for Bartlett or the semester following your work at Bartlett are eligible. If you work at least 160 hours, successfully complete your coursework the following semester. (C or better) and send us proof of payment for tuition enrollment and a grade report after the semester, we’ll pay you the lesser of $2.00 tax-free for every hour worked or the tuition you paid.

Not only will you receive hands on experience in your field, but also a way to help pay for school with no further commitment to the company.

Required Education and Experience

Students seeking degrees in agriculture mechanicspreferred.

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.

Take responsibility for your safe work behavior.

Maintain your work areas and Bartlett facilities properly.

Provide courteous and responsive customer service.

Read blueprints, schematics equipment drawings and documents to determine work procedures.

Recommend changes, modifications or upgrades of equipment to improve machine reliability and performance.

Observe and test the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions. Diagnose trouble quickly to avoid shut-downs.

Construct foundation for machines; fasten machines to foundation or other structures using bolts, welds, rivets, etc.

Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, and assemble new equipment. Leveling, grouting, fabricating and erecting platforms, stairways and walkways around machinery.

Repair and maintain the operating condition of the grain elevator processing equipment & machinery.

Examine parts for breakage and excessive wear and perform preventative maintenance services such as cleaning, lubricating & replacing worn parts to prevent unexpected downtime or potential injuries.

Prioritize jobs through the supervisor. Coordinate and monitor outside contractors if under your supervision.

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: Non-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.


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Job Category #: 914-BGC-(NonEx)-418

Reviewer: WLW


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