Grain Elevator General Manager

$60,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Agricruit
  • Lincoln, IL, USA
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full-time Executive Grain Management

Job Description

  1. Oversee all aspects of grain elevator operations, including receiving, storing, drying, blending, and shipping of grain commodities such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and barley.
  2. Supervise and coordinate the work of elevator staff, including operators, loaders, scale clerks, and maintenance technicians, to ensure efficient and safe operation of equipment and facilities.
  3. Develop and implement operational procedures and safety protocols to comply with industry regulations, environmental standards, and company policies, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for employees.
  4. Monitor grain inventory levels, quality parameters, and market conditions to optimize storage capacities, minimize shrinkage, and maximize profitability for the grain elevator.
  5. Coordinate with farmers, grain suppliers, and trucking companies to schedule grain deliveries and shipments, ensuring timely and accurate transactions and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.
  6. Inspect and maintain grain handling equipment, including conveyors, elevators, scales, dryers, and storage bins, performing regular maintenance tasks and coordinating repairs as needed to minimize downtime and ensure operational reliability.
  7. Conduct regular inspections of facilities and equipment to identify maintenance needs, safety hazards, and compliance issues, taking corrective actions as necessary to address deficiencies and maintain facility integrity.
  8. Maintain accurate records of grain transactions, inventory movements, and equipment maintenance activities using electronic or paper-based record-keeping systems, ensuring data accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements.
  9. Provide leadership and training to elevator staff on safety procedures, equipment operation, grain handling practices, and customer service standards, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork.
  10. Collaborate with management and other departments to develop and implement strategic plans, budgets, and performance goals for the grain elevator, monitoring progress and adjusting plans as needed to achieve objectives.
  11. Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory changes in grain handling and storage, attending training sessions or workshops as needed to enhance knowledge and skills.