Grain Receiver

Tend conveyors and weigh carload shipments of grains.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grain Receivers do?

Tends conveyors and weighs carload shipments of grain, such as corn or milo, and routes grain to steep tanks: Weighs car spotted on scales to record and verify weight against consignment sheet. Notifies MATERIAL HANDLER that car is ready for unloading. Weighs empty car. Starts conveyor to move grain from unloading pit to elevator. Sets batching scale at specified weight and starts conveyor that transfers grain to scale bin until balance is achieved. When notified, pulls lever to empty bin and starts conveyor to transfer grain to steep tanks. Maintains batch records.

Should I be a Grain Receiver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lump Receiver, Television-Receiver Analyzer

    How to become a Grain Receiver

    Most Grain Receivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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