Grain Operations Lead - AgVantage FS - Chapin, IA

Grain Operations Lead - AgVantage FS - Chapin, IA

FS System | IA, US

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AgVantage FS is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, precision agronomy, and agri-finance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


Under the direction of the Location Manager, this position is responsible for the receiving and loading of grain in a safe and profitable manner. This person will perform duties that maximize the operating efficiency at the location and profitability of the company.


Maintains positive customer relations at what is typically the first point of contact with the producer

Actions and personal appearance project a favorable image of the company 

Understands grain quality and grain conditioning 

Utilizes best management practices for inventory control 

Responsible for the safe and efficient use of material and machines 

Maintains equipment, facilities and other company assets in a safe, neat and professional manner 

Performs loading activities at the elevator, following outlined procedures by truck, rail, or by barge, sometimes on short notice 

Performs operational barge loading procedure 

Performs proper grain grading and blending practices 

Assists in maintaining records and reports necessary to comply with government requirements 

Assists Location Manager in operational expense control

Supports other locations and departments as needed 

Inspects handling equipment and grain inventory at varying heights using ladders 


Ability to answer the phone and greet walk-in customers 

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply 

Performs all other duties as assigned 


Normally requires a high school diploma, or equivalent; and at least two years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate industry knowledge, computer proficiency, problem solving skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills 

Ability to work extended hours during harvest and other high grain shipment periods of the year 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development 

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record 

Frequently works in extreme weather conditions including (Heat, Cold, Wet, etc)

Occasionally works at elevated heights 

Frequently lifts between 51-70 lbs 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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