Job Application - Golden Grain Energy LLC

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Grain Originator



JOB TITLE:  Grain Originator                             FLSA STATUS:   Exempt


SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:  Commodity Manager


General Summary:  Responsible for developing and maintaining corn origination relationships with producer and commercial accounts.  Assists with grain accounting, organizing producer meetings, establishing various types of origination contracts to increase producer direct business for the ethanol plant. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Develops and maintain grain origination relationships.
  • Understands and implements corn origination strategies using various types of cash, futures and OTC contracts.
  • Assists with grain accounting following all requirements of IDALS Grain Warehouse Bureau.
  • Works closely with the corn origination team to help manage corn flow logistics into the ethanol plant. 
  • Assists with probing, grading, scaling corn/co-product trucks and generates accurate paperwork of the same while ensuring products are within appropriate measure for plant operations.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge of ethanol plant risk management and ethanol production process.
  • Assists with outbound commodity logistics as necessary.
  • Contributes to a team effort by accomplishing related results as needed in a self-directed fashion while focusing on continuous improvement in all aspects of the job.
  • Completes required training and attends additional training/conferences as recommended by the company.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, computer literacy especially in Microsoft Office or equivalent and ability to multi-task.


Education and Experience:  High School diploma or equivalent; BA or BS or equivalent experience preferred.  Grain origination experience preferred. 


Physical Requirements:  Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.


Working Conditions:  Standard office setting with the potential of exposure to noise and dust regularly.  Occasional work in the ethanol plant will result in exposure to all elements of weather, loud noise and dusty conditions; in addition of exposure to chemicals and heavy moving equipment/machinery.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.