The Commodity Handler is responsible for loading dried distillers grains, ethanol, and wet cake feed trucks and rail cars. Team members in this position use mechanical equipment, meters, or scales as well as computers and software equipment when loading products to ensure a timely delivery and product safety. Team members must be able to work mandatory overtime when outside their regularly scheduled shift when directed by management.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures and values. Team members will be required to adhere to safety requirements at all times and in all work environments. This position operates in both an office and plant environment. In the office, the team member will work on a personal computer. In the plant environment, the team member may be exposed to noise, heat and other elements both inside and outside as well as possible exposure to moving, mechanical parts, dust, high noise levels, internal and external temperature/weather conditions and exposure to chemicals. Specific physical requirements include: • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds. • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders. • Opening valves. • Occasionally bending, twisting and turning while lifting weight of less than fifty (50) pounds. • Data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour. • Walking up to two (2) or more miles per day. • Pushing brooms, shovels, etc. • Working at heights, in confined spaces and at temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees. • Standing for extended periods of time. • Wearing PPE. • Using hand and power tools. • Ability to crawl under, on top of and around rail cars.