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CHS Inc. Production Supervisor in Kalama, Washington


Posting Title:

Production Supervisor

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Grain Marketing Division. We are looking for a Production Supervisor to manage and provide direct supervision of export terminal activities, at our facility in Kalama, WA. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; and the ability to effectively manage change and make independent decisions.

You will:

  • Assist the Assistant Terminal Manager and Terminal Manager with daily operations of facility to ensure housekeeping, safety and compliance are adhered to and take corrective action as needed.

  • Manage loading/unloading operations of grain, bin the products properly, communicate with rail/barge dispatching representatives, load out products meeting contract requirements and understand FGIS standards and methods.

  • Employee Supervision: Provide work direction, training, and cross-training for all production and laborer positions and assist with evaluating employee performance.

  • Participate and conduct employee and contractor orientation: review facility rules, safety policies and programs, regulations and operational processes.

  • Adhere to all hiring and termination practices outlined in labor contract and legal standards. Maintain all required documentation.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety programs to meet all corporate and governmental regulations. Maintain all required documentation.

  • Assist the Assistant Terminal Manager and Terminal Manager in incident and near miss investigations.

  • Provide a safe and environmentally sound working environment for employees.

  • Maintain working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulation pertaining to the operation of the grain elevator industry.

  • Work with FGIS on daily and quarterly basis, regarding safety and housekeeping inspections and compliance.

  • Collaborate with supervisors to eliminate reoccurring housekeeping and operational problems or inefficiencies.

  • Troubleshoot causes of operational problems and oversee coordination of proactive and reactive activities on a day to day basis.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Terminal Manager and Terminal Manager.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • 3 years of Terminal Operations experience to include:

  • Maintenance and/or Production operations and management

  • Employee supervision

  • Environmental Health & Safety experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to work flexible hours (including nights, weekends and holidays)

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Grain Terminal Operations experience

  • Knowledge of grain grading and warehousing regulations

  • Working knowledge of predictive maintenance technology (vibration, oil, infrared, ultrasonic analysis, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Maximo or other asset management system and scheduling experience

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TEMCO, LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between Cargill and CHS that buys, sells, stores and handles grains for export from the Pacific Northwest. Today, TEMCO employs 50 people and operates 3 Export Terminals in Tacoma, Washington, in Portland, Oregon and in Kalama, Washington. The main bulk products handled are corn, soybeans and wheat. Leveraging the strengths of TEMCO’s parents (CHS and Cargill), including: producer grain origination, operational excellence, rail logistics, ocean freight logistics, financial services, freight forwarding and other supporting functions, TEMCO is well positioned to service both interior USA grain producer customers and overseas customers.

CHS offers a Competitive Salary. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

CHS Inc.’s Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS Inc. as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS Inc. permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here. (

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:





MD - Ag Business Grain Marketing



Minimum Education Required:

GED / High School Diploma

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Career Type:

Manufacturing / Operations