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Terminal Operator - Grain Terminal

Cahokia, IL, United States of America
Job Reference JR0074937
Professional Areas Industry
Function Operations, Engineering and Maintenance
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 0 - 3
Start date 2024-04-08

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Unload grain and grain by-products from trucks and rail cars
  • Must be able to handle vibrators, car door openers, spud bars, & sledge hammers
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment and facility
  • Must be able to distinguish different products and report any abnormities to supervisor
  • Follow instructions of Superintendent, Assistant or Lead
  • Follow all LDC safety rules and procedures
  • Responsible for a clean work area, clean facility and general maintenance
  • Authorized level training Authorized level training in LOTO, confined space, and hot work
  • Must be able to be attentive and alert to safely operate door guns and car vibrators and open and close rail hopper doors and hatches as required while working at heights and in close proximity to moving rail cars.
  • Operator must be able to complete a pre and post track check to determine the accuracy of loads and empties on the train list
  • Operator must fully recognize hazards associated with rail and truck operations and take appropriate steps to ensure they and all personnel working in the rail and truck dump adhere to safe operating rules and policies
  • Know and understand duties and responsibilities in the event of an emergency evacuation or man overboard emergency
  • Operator must be able to perform rolling stock inspections on the locomotive and skid steer, and be able to operate the skid steer
  • Operator must be able to preform rail operation switching and car cuts
  • Must be able to proficiently grade grain and recognize foreign materials
  • Must wear all required PPE for the jobs being performed
  • Assist in all areas of the facility as needed

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using basic software (Word processor, spreadsheets)

Experience

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • 1 year experience working in a Grain Terminal 

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • 2 or more years’ experience working in a Grain Terminal 

Working Conditions

  • Requires walking outdoors, climbing fixed ladders or stairs
  • Exposure to extreme variations in temperature and weather due to outside work environment
  • Hours:  8, 10 and 12 hour shifts with mandatory extended hours (nights/weekends/some holidays) as needed, depending on rail and truck to arrive and barge schedules
  • Frequent, unscheduled extensions of regular working hours, weekend work is routine- rotating shifts

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Unload grain and grain by-products from trucks and rail cars
  • Must be able to handle vibrators, car door openers, spud bars, & sledge hammers
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment and facility
  • Must be able to distinguish different products and report any abnormities to supervisor
  • Follow instructions of Superintendent, Assistant or Lead
  • Follow all LDC safety rules and procedures
  • Responsible for a clean work area, clean facility and general maintenance
  • Authorized level training Authorized level training in LOTO, confined space, and hot work
  • Must be able to be attentive and alert to safely operate door guns and car vibrators and open and close rail hopper doors and hatches as required while working at heights and in close proximity to moving rail cars.
  • Operator must be able to complete a pre and post track check to determine the accuracy of loads and empties on the train list
  • Operator must fully recognize hazards associated with rail and truck operations and take appropriate steps to ensure they and all personnel working in the rail and truck dump adhere to safe operating rules and policies
  • Know and understand duties and responsibilities in the event of an emergency evacuation or man overboard emergency
  • Operator must be able to perform rolling stock inspections on the locomotive and skid steer, and be able to operate the skid steer
  • Operator must be able to preform rail operation switching and car cuts
  • Must be able to proficiently grade grain and recognize foreign materials
  • Must wear all required PPE for the jobs being performed
  • Assist in all areas of the facility as needed

Experience

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using basic software (Word processor, spreadsheets)

Experience

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • 1 year experience working in a Grain Terminal 

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • 2 or more years’ experience working in a Grain Terminal 

Additional Information

Working Conditions

  • Requires walking outdoors, climbing fixed ladders or stairs
  • Exposure to extreme variations in temperature and weather due to outside work environment
  • Hours:  8, 10 and 12 hour shifts with mandatory extended hours (nights/weekends/some holidays) as needed, depending on rail and truck to arrive and barge schedules
  • Frequent, unscheduled extensions of regular working hours, weekend work is routine- rotating shifts

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us