Operations Specialist

February 4, 2024

Job Description

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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.


Want to make a difference and impact in your local community? Come join CHS, Inc as a Operations Specialist in Freeman, SD today!

CHS Offers:

Competitive Hourly Rate

Benefit eligible employees receive:

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance + Long & Short-Term Disability

Paid Holidays + Paid Time Off (Vacation & Sick Pay)

Retirement Benefits –

401K with Company Match

Company Funded Pension

Profit Sharing

Take this opportunity to work with the largest coop 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!


Under general supervision, carry out general labor responsibilities promptly and efficiently. Responsibilities may include:

Prepare trucks and railcars for loading/unloading, which may require sampling, loosening large nuts, opening hatches, and attaching and/or detaching flexible hoses.

Load and unload agricultural inputs from railcars and/or trucks using heavy or light duty machinery/equipment.

Conduct and properly record repairs and daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks. Regularly inspect in-use equipment.

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

Deliver products such as fertilizer, chemical, seed, feed and other to customer sites ensuring accurate and on time deliveries in a safe, timely, and professional manner.

Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws including but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip reporting, proper load securement and hours of service.

Keep all work areas and vehicles 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.

Promptly report any customer complaints, repair or maintenance needs, or safety concerns to supervisor.

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)

1+ years of experience in Operations and/or Trucking Operations

Must meet minimum age requirement

Additional Qualifications

High School diploma or GED preferred

Maintain or be able to obtain a CDL and DOT medical card.

Ability to read, write, and communicate in English

Ability to work additional hours and occasional weekends to meet business demands

Hazmat, Tanker, and Air Brake endorsements preferred

Valid Class A CDL preferred

Agriculture background preferred

Customer service experience preferred

Bulk liquid, Pressure trailer, or 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 pounds

Ability to climb rail cars, ladders, stairs, and bins and into back of trailer

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.