Grain Receiving and Storage Manager

Grain Team • Cambria, WI • Regular Full-Time

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The Grain Receiving and Storage Manager is a hands-on leadership role that is critical in leading the Grain Receiving and Storage team to contribute to the highest of production, quality, and efficiency standards in the production of food grade and commercial corn-based products. This role is cross-trained in multiple tasks to increase contributions to the organization, enhance production flexibility and readiness, while also providing job enrichment and growth opportunities to incumbents and team members.


The highest levels of PRODUCTION and EFFICIENCY are achieved through passionate commitment and proactive ownership. People in this key role:

  • Leads and directs the activities of facility personnel that receive, store and distribute grain to include hiring, training and developing the staff to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Manages the implementation and execution of safety, environmental and other regulatory programs within the assigned area/region to ensure safety working conditions for all associates and compliance with all federal, state and local requirements.
  • Develop, lead and administer an effective and proactive program to prevent environmental incidents and ensure compliance with all applicable Federal State, Local regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal departments receiving corn to ensure grain needs of all facilities are being met.
  • Administer an effective Inventory Control Program to maintain quality and quantity of inventory handled at the facility and ensure compliance with USDA Warehousing, FDA regulations.
  • Manages effectively operating costs for the area to achieve highest quality and lowest cost while maintaining effective facility operation and superior customer services.
  • Develops and executes capital plans and projects for maintenance and engineering requirements within assigned area to provide for reliable operation, efficiency improvements and achievement of strategic plans.
  • Implements and manages effective inventory management programs to ensure quantity and quality of inventory and ensure customer requirements and specifications are attained.
  • Leads the maintenance and reliability programs to operate safe, efficient, cost effective and reliable operations while using industry best practices while maintaining and improving asset health.
  • Focus on continuous improvement: People and Process.
  • Ensure routine and preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment to ensure maximum availability, operating efficiency and longevity.
  • Coordinate with grain merchandising to ensure positive customer relationships and effective planning to provide for timely and least cost movement of grain.
  • Identify opportunities, synergies and improvements to increase facility operating effectiveness and reduce operating costs. This includes the development of capital plans and execution of individual projects according to plan.

Personal and Work Environment SAFETY is achieved through:

  • Commitment to follow all safety procedures, GMP’s, performs risk assessments prior to commencing an unfamiliar task, seek to identify and implement proactive safety improvements, and use PPE when required such as: chemical handling, hearing protection, lock-out tag-out, harnesses, respiratory masks, etc.
  • Absolute adherence to safety procedures,
  • Use, inspection, and care of vehicles, equipment, and tools to include test equipment, lab equipment, industrial trucks, production equipment and man lifts.

REQUIREMENTS to help ensure success include:

To qualify for this position, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the desired job outcomes. Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture Business, Agronomy, Grain Science or related degree preferred; HS Degree and 5+ yeas of related experience in lieu of degree may be acceptable.
  • 5+ years of related Grain experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Basic understanding of commodity markets
  • Knowledge of standard software applications
  • Strong communication, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of grain handling operations or equivalent manufacturing technologies; applicable safety and environmental programs and requirements; applicable inventory control programs and requirements
  • Advanced computer competency required including typing, web browser, and Microsoft Office; ability to learn Didion’s maintenance management system.
  • Advanced critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently in order to communicate effectively with team members within and external to department.


  • Must be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, and gangways on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 100’) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while in performance of job duties.
  • Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio.

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