Grain Elevator Operator

Bartlett Grain Company

Job Title:

Grain Elevator Operator

Req. # 350-BGC-(NonEx)-322

Primary Job Location:

South Jacksonville, IL

Job Classification:


Work Schedule:

These are generally 8 hour shifts, primarily on 2nd shift. You must be available for overtime and working weekends and holidays on occasion.

Job Summary

Our ideal candidate enjoys a hands-on work environment and is looking for a job where they can 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: grain receiving, storage, handling, drying, blending, and loading of grain; monitoring stored grain condition; and maintaining and cleaning grain facilities and equipment to provide a safe environment for you and fellow workers. Grain Elevator Operators will be cross trained to perform a variety of tasks.


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

  • Weigh or measure materials and products.

  • Clean and maintain equipment, machinery, and work stations.

  • Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges

  • Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.

  • Inform supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addressed.

  • Load trucks, train hoppers, train cars, containers.

  • Perform or assist in routine maintenance and repairs.

  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Base Wage: $15.00/hr and up

Bartlett offers a generous benefits package including

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Profit sharing plan

  • Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability coverage paid 100% for employee

  • Dental and Vision insurance available

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED degree or related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • You must have reliable transportation to be available for work 24/7.

  • Experience with agriculture and farm equipment and mechanical aptitude is preferred.

Physical Demands and Requirements

This job can be physically strenuous (demanding) from time to time. You 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. You will need the ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds and occasionally more. This job will require the ability to ascend/descend ladders.
You will be required to wear 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 your 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 you are grading 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.

Company Overview

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.

Candidates with the following backgrounds, often make great grain elevator operators:

Concrete, Asphalt, Roofing, Roofer, Construction, Landscaping, Landscaper, Milling, Mechanic, Farming, Farm Work, Farmer, Ranching, Ranch Work, Rancher.

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.

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

Date Posted:


Job Category #: 350-BGC-(NonEx)-322

Reviewer: WLW


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