Lead Grain Operations Specialist

Shelby, MD
United States
Job Description

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS, Inc has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an individual to join our operations team as an Operations Specialist. 

Your day to day will never look the same when you work within CHS grain. You will: 

  • Load and unload grain, and feed products 

  • Work hands on by performing scheduled maintenance and repairs.  

  • Acquire knowledge on how to monitor and maintain grain quality, mix/load fertilizer/chemical products and assist in loading of the trains 

  • Obtain certifications to operate equipment, and opportunities to obtain your CDL 

Take this opportunity to work with the largest coops in the U.S, while still making an impact in our local communities. Our fun and safe work environment is waiting for you, apply today! 


  • Independently carry out general labor responsibilities promptly and efficiently. Responsibilities may include:

  • Act as a working lead, providing general work direction, guidance and assistance, and fostering communication and a strong customer service mentality.

  • Manage elevator functions to meet budget goals and maximize profitability.

  • Coordinate and direct incoming shipment information with location employees, and assist in determining the daily market position.

  • Assist in marketing grain and buying grain from farmers.

  • Oversee preparation of trucks and railcars for loading/unloading, which may require sampling, opening hatches, and attaching and/or detaching flexible hoses.

  • Load and unload agricultural commodities from railcars and/or trucks using heavy or light duty machinery/equipment. May include bulk and or packaged material.

  • Control and monitor all load out functions.

  • Conduct and properly record daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks including but not limited to lubrication of pumps, valves, and loading arms. Inspect in-use equipment looking for seeps and leaks of process equipment.

  • Monitor and maintain quality of inventory (may include blended, bulk or packaged product).

  • Coordinate delivery of products such as fertilizer, chemical, seed, feed and others to customer sites.

  • Ensure all work areas are in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Conduct regular housekeeping duties such as sweeping, shoveling, power washing, scraping and cleaning up spills. Complete appropriate record keeping.

  • Perform grounds maintenance including snow removal.

  • Perform warehouse work including driving loader, loading/unloading inventory, forklift operation, and general maintenance.

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned to ensure facility operates smoothly and customers receive excellent customer service.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 2+ years of experience in Operations and/or Business Operations

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to operate machinery such as loaders, conveyors, tractors, and track mobile

  • Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons to meet business demands

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • CDL license or ability to attain one with Hazmat endorsement preferred

  • Agriculture experience preferred

  • Forklift experience preferred

  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 75 lbs

  • Ability to climb rail cars, ladders, stairs and bins

  • Ability to work in dust and adverse weather conditions and temperatures

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.