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Shop Foreman - GROWMARK Tank & Truck Center - Morton, IL



Morton, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by its member cooperatives. GROWMARK also owns and operates SEEDWAY, the largest full-line seed company in the United States. More information is available at growmark.com.

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Responsible for providing direct oversight of work performed in the shop, ensures work complies with codes, regulations, and shop procedures, and serves as the central contact point for GROWMARK and customer service calls. Markets the maintenance services provided at the respective Maintenance Facility to members and non-members


Supervises, leads and develops the shop technicians.


Supervises, plans, and leads the daily work and ongoing development of the Technicians. Observes, assists, and trains employees to maximize productivity, improve work quality, and to grow employees’ skills for greater responsibilities.

Responsible for hiring and training new technicians in the respective shop.

Responsible for day-to-day operations on the shop floor. Works with the administrative group to see all functions are completed accurately and timely. Codes all bills and sends in for payment. Inspects all paperwork and VKIP test forms for completion and accuracy upon completion of work. Coordinates job completion including: job estimates, parts needed, timeliness, and quality of work.

Assigns resources to jobs to meet production or repair schedule. Ensures orderly flow of materials and parts to work bays, oversees parts ordering and cost-efficient purchasing procedures, corrects deficiencies, and utilizes excess hours productively by working in the shop when possible.

Administers regulatory requirements of business including: DOT regulations and compliance, OSHA compliance, R-Stamp and ASME procedures, federal and state, and local environmental requirements compliance, security plans, and company EHS policies and compliance.

Administers safety program, develops training schedules, and utilizes regular Safety Phase training to ensure employees comply with regulatory requirements, EHS, OSHA, and DOT policies. Conducts and/or coordinates training, monitors and reinforces application procedures, training, and processes. Accountable for shop work quality.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned


High school diploma or equivalent and proven communication and leadership skills. Prefer 3-5 years of heavy-duty trailer maintenance experience.

Ability to become a certified DOT. mechanic (within three years of employment) and be able to complete federal annual inspections as required by HM 183 and be a certified air brake technician.

Proven ability to provide effective leadership to other mechanics resulting in efficient operation of the facility.

Proven ability to repair tractors, pressure vessels, freight boxes, and all other GROWMARK equipment.

Demonstrated ability to operate diagnostic equipment.

Demonstrated working knowledge of proper welding techniques.

Proven ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals.

Proven knowledge and understanding of the proper handling of hazardous materials.

Must be mobile and ability to frequently lift items weighing fifty pounds.

Must be willing and able to work hours beyond those usually considered normal.

Occasionally, frequently or continuously exposed or required to work in the following conditions: Varying heights, Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold& wet), Noisy conditions, Confined spaces. Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.