Facility Operations/Maintenance - Rail - FT

Job Description

Drives locomotive, load & unload freight cars, handle grain, clean and general maintenance at Heartland Co-op facilities by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Unload freight (grain/fertilizer) from train/trailers.

  • Direct grain based on grade to proper bin.

  • Load trucks/trailers with grain/fertilizer using end loader.

  • Inspects locomotive before run to verify specified fuel, and general maintenance are in order.

  • Responsible for grain bin measurements.

  • Performs routine maintenance and housekeeping in elevator. Responsible for records maintenance and housekeeping performed in appropriate log book or applicable maintenance program.

  • During times when grain/fertilizer are not being loaded or moved, cleaning activities in the elevator including sweeping and shoveling of grain and dirt.

  • Responsible for monitoring and recording temperature cables, walking flats, tracking fan usage, monitoring bunker storage, monitoring grain dryer output and other location specific duties to ensure exceptional grain inventory quality.

  • During seasonal slow times assist with agronomy, feed and petroleum operations as needed.

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and commercial insurability at all times.

  • Other duties may be assigned.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.

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