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Grain Operations 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Buffalo Lake  


The primary function of this position is assist in the efficient handling of grain.???????


  • Handle incoming/outgoing grain by unloading/loading trucks
  • Weigh, sample, and test grain for quality purposes
  • Assist in the general maintenance and housekeeping of grain facilities and the yard(s) to keep things neat and clean. Notify supervisor of any safety concerns
  • Load train shuttle cars
  • Transport grain off farms and complete local grain deliveries as requested by supervisor
  • Observe OSHA, State, and Federal safety regulations
  • Monitor and maintain quality of grain inventory
  • General maintenance of grain handling equipment
  • Provide excellent customer service and assist patrons
  • Will assist other departments and cooperative locations as needed
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management


  • High school diploma
  • Must have or be able to obtain Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements, and be an insurable driver
  • Must be able to pass DOT required physical and related drug test
  • Ability to operate tractors, semi’s, grain trucks, loaders, and conveyors
  • Availability to work extended hours during peak seasons
  • Computer and data entry skills
  • Must be able to follow directions and effectively communicate with others
  • Agriculture background preferred but not required


  • Ability to lift 75lbs., climb ladders and/or rail cars, stairs, and bins
  • May also be required to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work in grain dust and during inclement weather
  • Must be able to perform all physical requirements of the position
Position Requirements  
About the Organization Central Region Cooperative is a member owned and focused cooperative with roots beginning in several local organizations that, like other cooperatives, found ways to collaborate merging together over the years. We are a full service cooperative in south central Minnesota locally governed by a board of directors elected from our membership. Our corporate office is located in Sleepy Eye, MN and we operate additional business offices in Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Gibbon.

Central Region Cooperative has a long history of being known for serving our agricultural producers. We employ 160 employees to manage and operate five business units including Agronomy, BCA Products, Energy, Feed and Grain.  
EOE Statement Central Region Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, membership or activity on a local commission, disability, status with regard to public assistance or any other category protected by state or federal law. Central Region Cooperative complies with all relevant and applicable state and federal employment laws. Central Region Cooperative, in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act and Minnesota Human Rights Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified individual with a disability during the hiring process. In the event you believe you need a reasonable accommodation as part of the hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Manager.  

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