Elevator Operator

The Mennel Milling Company in Dowagiac, MI

  • Industry: Automotive - Others
  • Type: Full Time
  • $79,960.00 - 108,960.00
position filled

Come join our family at Mennel Milling, a 130 year old industry leader who is searching for our leaders of tomorrow. We d love to talk with you about our progressive company and how you could fit into Team Mennel. Give us a call today!

Competitive pay and benefits. Must pass Drug/Alcohol testing and background check. See job description listed below. EOE.

Title: Elevator Operator

Department: Elevator

Reports To: Plant Manager

SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to operate the grain elevator to receive, store, condition, dry, transfer, and load out grain.

PRIMARY WORK SHIFT: Monday through Friday 8AM 4:30PM (Overtime, shift changes, weekends, and Holidays are scheduled as required by business needs)


Include the following- Other duties may be assigned:

  • Operates grain handling equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Grade and inspect grain, corn, wheat and soybeans
  • Work safely with and around rail cars and/or grain trucks, semi-tractor trailers, and/or barges and other grain hauling vehicles
  • Sanitation of the grain bins and loading station
  • Maintenance activities as required to perform routine and emergency maintenance to equipment.


This position has no supervisory duties


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or GED required
  • Basic understanding of hand tools and the ability to manipulate them for work
  • Ability to climb ladders, both fixed and portable.
  • Ability to pass a Qualitative Respirator Fit Test and work with a respirator.
  • Ability to work at heights more than 180 ft.
  • Ability to perform work in confined spaces
  • Ability to perform work wearing PPE such as hardhats, safety glasses, fall protection, safety shoes, etc.
  • Ability to perform work in an industrial environment.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, procedures, and plans. Ability to write reports, complete checklists and other basic documentation and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information or data in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers, supervisors, and managers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Must use common sense and solid judgment when making decisions. Must have ability to quickly recognize hazards and potential improvement areas.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to perform possible maintenance tasks, use various tools, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to conditions that are typical to a fast-paced manufacturing environment, including: moving equipment and machinery, dusty, hot/humid and cold conditions and employee must be willing to work in all weather conditions, at heights, in precarious places; in the presence of airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment may require the use of hearing protection

Associated topics: fertilize, forklift, fork lift, lawn, manufacture, plant, production management, prune, scanner, ship

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