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Grain Grader

Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Altona, MB, CA, R0G 0B0

Company: Bunge

Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf. Bunge has 35,000 plus employees at more than 400 facilities in 40 countries.

Bunge’s North American operations supply raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries.  With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.   

Position Summary:

As a Grain Grader you will be responsible for grading Canola and Nexera seed deliveries as well as testing Nexera quality using the Cognis grain tester.  It is expected that all duties are carried out safely and comply with Bunge’s safety rules and procedures. General housekeeping and maintenance duties in the Grain Receiving department are required as well.

Core Functions:

Expectations of the Grain Receiver/ Buyer:

  • Full knowledge of and compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Full knowledge of and compliance with related Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Full knowledge of and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures in the Grain Receiving department.
  • To present to the public a positive image of the company designed to convey friendliness, honesty, and integrity of business conduct, as well as maintaining a customer farmer focus.
  • The receiving of raw seed by truck, weighing, grading and establishment of dockage in accordance with the policies of Bunge Canada
  • Must be able to distinguish colours for accurate grading of samples
  • The proper documentation of received raw seed on forms approved by the company and the retention of samples from each log of received raw seed as established by Bunge Canada.
  • Must be able to perform accurately all computer related functions relating to the Bunge Canada grain accounting procedures as per grain accounting manual.
  • Able to lift consistently up to 22.7 kg.
  • Must be able to work from heights and in confined spaces.
  • To undertake such housekeeping as is necessary to assure a clean, tidy and safe working environment for both the public and staff.
  • Storage and Transfer of raw seed as required.
  • Check and clean dust collecting systems to ensure they are working properly.
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment when time allows.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

 

 

Team Responsibilities:

  • Development of liaison with the Grain Department and production, designed to provide a communication base enabling the smooth and complete flow of information necessary to the efficient functioning of the overall plant process.
  • Must communicate with the Supervisor and Prepress operator as to type (and location) of seed (whether heated or damaged) in the bins.
  • Must be on time for each shift and stay over until replaced by the next operator when another operator is scheduled.
  • Each operator must perform an equal share of clean up duties.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Full knowledge of and compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Full knowledge of and compliance with related Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Full knowledge of and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Working knowledge of equipment.
  • Ability to train newly hired operators.
  • Ability to give clear instruction to grain receiving truck drivers on how to proceed through the unmanned unload system.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct errors made by grain receiving truck drivers.
  • Good attitude towards duties and supervisor.
  • Reliability to carry out duties and follow instructions.
  • Initiative or performance without supervision.
  • Effective co-operation with other employees.

 

Skills/Experience Requirmentes:

Grade 12 education or equivalent. Agricultural background is an asset.

Good mechanical aptitude.

Good computer/ keyboard skills.

Able to lift consistently up to 22.7 kg.

Must be able to work from heights and in confined spaces.

Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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