Elevator Warehouseman

Website ColumbiaGrain Columbia Grain

Company overview:

Columbia Grain International, LLC. is a long time established full service grain company in the grain and pulses business. We are headquartered in Portland, Oregon and own/operate over 45 elevators and offices throughout WA, ID, MN, MT, and ND to support our domestic and export sales program.

We are a mid-size company with just over 300 employees overall.  The employees at Columbia Grain, at all levels of our organization, represent some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We are proud of our ability to attract and maintain talented, efficient, long term, community minded employees who can develop lasting relationships with producers and customers both domestic and around the world.

Position Summary:   Record data pertaining to receiving, storing, and shipping of grain at grain elevators by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Pull lever to open slide gate on storage hopper to dump grain into scale hopper.
  • Weighs grain and inserts tickets into automatic recorder on scale that stamps weight on ticket for all unloaded and loaded out grain by truck or rail.
  • Record weight, description, and destination of grain shipped or received.
  • Keep charts indicating location and contents of storage tanks and bins.
  • Grades and weighs grain samples and records results.
  • Starts conveyors, selects flow pipes, sets trippers, and selects storage tanks to convey grain into storage or for loadout.
  • Adheres to the Columbia Grain Corporate Safety Manual.
  • Adheres to the policies in the Columbia Grain Employee Handbook.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of determining the difference between classes and types of grain and ability to determine quality problems is helpful.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems by seeking help from manager and following established procedures.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.