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Elevator Operator

Heartland Co-op

This is a Contract position in Bovina, TX posted August 19, 2021.

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.


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

  • 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 oneon-one and small group situations to customers, and other employees of the

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.

Thank you, for your interest in Heartland Co-op. Be sure your contact data is current, as further communications with applicants can or may occur by e-mail, text or phone!

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