Elevator Operator

  • Job Tracking ID: 85397-312853
  • Job Location: Lariat, TX
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 30, 2020
  • Years of Experience: Less than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Job Description:

Drives locomotive, load & unload freight cars, handle grain, clean and general maintenance at Heartland Co-op facilities by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare rail/trailer cars for loading by opening lids, inspecting for foreign debris, closing and sealing bottom.
  • Load cars/trailers by running grain spout, closing lid after filling and locking lid.
  • Unload freight (grain/fertilizer) from train/trailers.
  • Direct grain based on grade to proper bin.
  • Load trucks/trailers with grain/fertilizer using end loader.
  • Inspects locomotive before use to verify specified fuel, and general maintenance are in order.
  • Responsible for grain bin measurements.
  • Performs routine maintenance and housekeeping in elevator. Responsible for records maintenance and housekeeping performed in appropriate log book or applicable maintenance program.
  • During times when grain/fertilizer are not being loaded or moved, cleaning activities in the elevator including sweeping and shoveling of grain and dirt.
  • Responsible for monitoring and recording temperature cables, walking flats, tracking fan usage, monitoring bunker storage, monitoring grain dryer output and other location specific duties to ensure exceptional grain inventory quality.
  • Ability to work 8 - 12-hour shift and work 1st, 2nd, or Graveyard shift as assigned.
  • During seasonal slow times assist with agronomy, feed and petroleum operations as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Experience and Skills:


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.



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.



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.


Language Ability:

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, and other employees of the organization.


Math Ability:

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.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills:

No Computer skills needed.


Certificates and Licenses:

May be required to maintain a current weighing license and grain grading certificate.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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 regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and sometimes moderate.


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.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear.


PCP Level: 4

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

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