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Elevator Operator II

Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Fairmont City, IL, US, 62059

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.   

Bunge-SCF Grain, LLC (“BSG”) as a joint venture between Bunge North America and a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings.  BSG currently operates two grain facilities. One is a state-of-the-art river grain terminal in Fairmont City, Illinois across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.  [The Fairmont City facility is capable of receiving grains, soybeans, their byproducts and other bulk commodities and efficiently ships them either domestically or to the export market.] The other is a grain elevator in McLeansboro, Illinois, which is a key agricultural production region in Southern Illinois.  [The McLeansboro facility can handle 90-car trains to serve domestic markets in the southeastern United States as well as export markets.]  


Position Summary:


Primary responsibility is the operation of the grain elevator as it pertains to loading, unloading and transferring grain and grain products in an efficient, safe and sanitary manner.  Also assists or leads in all other aspects of grain handling, storage, maintaining facilities/equipment and elevator operations. 


   Core Functions:


  • Assists in all areas of the loading, unloading and transferring of grain and grain products for barge, truck and rail (location specific) and inspects trucks, barges and railcars before loading.
  • Subject matter expert in all facets of Bunge’s safety programs and culture, has a strong working knowledge of safety procedures and environmental regulations, demonstrates safe working practices, has the ability to perform JHA’s, recognizes near misses and leads the majority of safety meetings.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning duties.
  • Performs rail/barge draft calculations.
  • Oversees maintenance projects, has a strong understanding of all facets of maintenance for the facility and is an equipment expert.
  • Accurately perform inventory management. 
  • Leads operations in the absence of management.



Skill/Experience Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Associates, Technical or Mechanical Degree desired
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Subject matter expert in all safety related rules and procedures
  • Advanced in maintenance, equipment operations, safety programs and grain operations
  • Work under minimal or no supervision on complex projects and assist or train less experienced peers.
  • Proven leader and track record of making operational decisions aligned with local management expectations. 
  • Welding and light fabrication preferred
  • Agriculture and/or grain elevator experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Walking
  • Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Lifting up to 75 lbs
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Shoveling product
  • Entering and working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
  • Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions
  • Working over water

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

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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