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CHS Inc. Pipeline Scheduler in McPherson, Kansas

Pipeline Scheduler


McPherson, KS, US, 67460-9402

Date posted: Jun 8, 2021

Job ID: 1806

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 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Pipelines and Terminals group at our McPherson, KS refinery. We are looking for a Pipeline Scheduler to be responsible for the coordination of all oil movements through the Jayhawk Pipeline and Kaw Pipeline systems to destination location. You must be a self-motivated, detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy, and the ability to organize and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong commitment to customer service are necessary.


You will:

  • Solicit, compile, and analyze monthly crude oil nominations from shippers, refiners, and connecting pipeline companies.

  • Balance receipts, inventories, and deliveries to maintain stable operating schedules.

  • Develop a monthly plan of deliveries which optimizes power costs and other operating expenses while maintaining receipt and delivery obligations.

  • Maintain oil balances comparing receipts versus nominations and make adjustments on deliveries to preserve required inventories.

  • Promote good working relationships with shippers, crude oil purchasers, other pipeline companies and refinery contacts.

  • Be responsible for end of month close out activities.

  • Monitor over and (shorts) and help find and resolve issues.

  • Work closely with Control Room Supervisor to ensure scheduled deliveries are met.

  • Evaluate and recommend projects to reduce operating costs and increase revenues generated by operations.

  • Understand, evaluate, and implement Jayhawk’s proration policy, should it be necessary, based on nominated deliveries, communicating this to the shippers affected.

  • Performs other duties as needed.

    Note that due to 24-hour operation of pipelines, this position may be required to address abnormal or emergency scenarios after-hours.

Basic Qualifications (required)

  • Associates degree from an accredited two-year college or technical school or equivalent experience

  • Up to 5 years related experience and/or training

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word or the ability to learn to use these products

  • Strong working knowledge of Waterfield crude oil accounting system or the ability to learn to use this system

Preferred Qualifications (desired)

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field

  • Knowledge of Jayhawk Pipeline and/or McPherson Refinery operations


CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. 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.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 the information.