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CHS Inc. Lead, Machine Operator in Fargo, North Dakota

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Sunflower has an exciting opportunity in our Global Grains and Processing Division. We are looking for a Lead, Machine Operator in our ready-to-eat sunflower processing facility on our 3rd shift. The Lead, Machine Operator is responsible for overseeing development and execution of the facility automated packaging line. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be detail oriented and have a continuous improvement mindset.


  • Ensure packaging line is taken care daily of by, preping it, adjusting it, changing out the product.

  • Operating the machinery used for packaging products in the processing facility daily.

  • Starting up and stopping the machine as necessary, including refilling packaging material.

  • Performing routine checks to ensure that the machine is in an operable state.

  • Executing preventative maintenance on the machine and maintaining the cleanliness of equipment and the work area.

  • Ensuring the correct packaging is used for specific product ranges and that packaging is done in line with the company standards.

  • Inspecting final products.

  • Reporting faulty packaging or problems on the machines to the relevant managers.

  • Moving of completed boxes of products to the correct inventory area.

  • Adhering to the safety regulations and protocol implemented in the packaging area.

  • Completing all relevant documentation on the packing and maintenance of the packaging machines.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 2+ years of experience in Operations and/or Production

Additional Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • Previous experience with packaging machinery/ automated packaging line.

  • A clear understanding of basic troubleshooting and machine maintenance.

  • Skillful in stock management and storage processes.

  • A clear understanding of health and safety standards and protocols.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Willingness to work in shifts.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.