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Careers at sylvite

Seasonal Operator

We currently have a seasonal opening for the position of Seasonal Operator based at our Putnam location. This position reports to the Operations Manager or Branch Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

FUNCTION

  • Responsible for supporting the operations of the branch/terminal in receiving, handling and shipping crop input/ grain products.

SITE OPERATIONS 

  • Adhere to all health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Maintain professionalism and a customer service attitude towards customers or truck drivers when delivering or picking up products at the branch
  • Receive trucks (or railcars and vessels where applicable) of fertilizer, seeds, chemicals or other products 
  • Load trucks with fertilizer/Grain
  • Make fertilizer blends as directed by the sales team for customer pick-ups or deliveries
  • Deliver fertilizer or assist custom applications
  • Perform routine maintenance on loading and blending equipment
  • Package fertilizer or other dry products as required
  • Load packaged products with a forklift as required
  • Perform routine clean up and maintenance of the site
  • Perform functions as requested by the relevant supervisor

COMPANY KNOWLEDGE AND MUTUAL SUPPORT

  • Become knowledgeable about all Sylvite divisions and the products and services they provide to customers
  • Documentation of all processes and tasks for which a function is responsible
  • Demonstrate a high degree of service to and collaboration with other business units
  • Provide support to other department members maintaining a sense of team
  • Provide positive feedback to others when possible; coach others for success
  • Recommend opportunities for improvement of processes and systems as a result of the function performed or based on observations
  • Recommend opportunities for reducing costs

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • Hard working and takes direction
  • Positively leads by example
  • Can assist in directing others 
  • Learns quickly
  • Ability to foster a teamwork environment 
  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ year Grain elevator experience
  • 1+ year fertilizer blending experience
  • 1+ year loader experience
  • DZ license is an asset

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Physical Effort (physical activity - lifting, carrying, physical motion): Significant physical activity, repetitive and regular lifting up to 25kg.
  • Physical Environment (temperature, noise, other environmental or hazardous conditions): Outdoors with some exposure to chemicals and dust. Can include significant exposure with suitable PPE
  • Sensory Attention (effect of the job on one or more of the senses): Normal
  • Mental Stress (social disruption, increased anxiety/stress): Normal