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Elevator Operator V

Date: May 13, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, US, 37501

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

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 truck, barge, rail (location specific) and inspects barges, trucks 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 barge and rail 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
  • Proven leader
  • Welding and light fabrication preferred
  • Agriculture and/or grain elevator experience preferred
  • Work under minimal or no supervision on complex projects and assist or train less experienced peers.
  • Proven track record of making operational decisions aligned with local management expectations. 
  • Highly skilled in all grain operations

Work Hours and Conditions

  • Harvest Season Hours (60 plus per week)
  • Non Harvest Season Hours (40-50 per week)


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: Memphis

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