Plant Operator – Ruth, MI

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Full-Time • Ruth, MI

The Co-op has a job opening for an agricultural plant operator based in Ruth.  This person will work primarily in the grain/dry bean plant areas of Ruth, and will also help in agronomy, petroleum or Deckerville Grain as needed.
We are looking for a qualified individual to receive, process, grade and ship grain, beans and/or fertilizer products.  This person will also load/unload trucks and rail cars; drive fertilizer tender or tandem to transfer grain/beans; assist with recordkeeping, housekeeping and preventative maintenance, etc.  Flexibility is key!
Customer service and computer skills a must; a CDL with the proper endorsements helpful.

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides prompt, efficient, and professional service to customers.
  • Receives, cleans, and stores, beans and grain commodities; processes, grades, and ships grain/bean products.
  • Loads/unloads trucks and train cars.
  • Maintains and cleans all plant equipment. Maintains cleanliness of work area and facility.
  • Records all appropriate documentation and test results necessary to maintain all current certification standards and comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Drives tender truck as needed.
  • Assists in other areas of facility as well as other plants as needed.

Education and Experience

High School or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience; some experience with grading and processing tolerances of commodities preferred; certifications as required by law; valid driver’s license required and CDL with the proper endorsements helpful.

Critical Success Factors

  • Is open and reacts positively/productively to change; willingly takes on new challenges
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Is a self-starter with high degree of initiative
  • Works effectively in a team environment; is cooperative with other team members and is willing to assist others
  • Able to work effectively in fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Able to operate fork-lifts
  • Able to load and unload trucks and train cars

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