Current Job Openings

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 Interested applicants:
 Mail resumes and applications to:
Farmers Elevator Cooperative
Attn: HR Dept.
PO Box 37
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Or email resumes and applications to: hr@farmerselevatorcoop.com



 

Custom Applicator/General Laborer- Doon, Ia

Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Location Manager
Description: Apply agricultural chemicals, fertilizers and/or anhydrous to fields in a safe and timely manner..

Duties and Responsiblites:

  • Operate row crop sprayer, dry and liquid floatation equipment, and custom application of anhydrous ammonia
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to equipment
  • Understand variable rate controllers and GPS equipment
  • Accurate application to fields with or without special instructions
  • Accurate and timely record keeping of applications
  • Work around and handle crop protection products and crop nutrients
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations as required by DOT, OSHA, and FEC safety programs

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education experience
  • Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsement (or be able to obtain within 30 days)
  • Commercial Applicator license with 1A, 1B and 1C endorsement (or be able to obtain within 30 days)
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance

Grain Handler/ Custom Applicator - Location: Alvord

Classification:Full-time
Reports to: Location Manager
Description: Maintain grain elevator operations while ensuring all trucks are properly loaded and unloaded. Apply agricultural chemicals, fertilizers and/or anhydrous to fields in a safe and timely manner.

  • Maintain grain quality
  • Preform basic grain handling and dumping
  • Perform basic mechanical maintenance
  • Perform and record general housekeeping (sweep and clean) to maintain dust levels
  • Operate dry or liquid floatation equipment
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to equipment
  • Understand variable rate controllers and GPS equipment
  • Apply accurate application to fields with or without special instructions
  • Work around and/or handles hazardous materials
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations as required by DOT, OSHA, HACCP and FEC company safety programs

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational experience
  • Class B CDL license with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements (or must be able to obtain within 30 days)
  • Commercial Applicators license with 1A, 1B and 1C endorsements (or must be able to obtain within 30 days)
  • Detail oriented to provide accurate and consistent work
  • Ability to climb heights
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance

Location Manager- Inwood, Ia

Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Regional Manager
Description: Plan, supervise and coordinate location personnel while directing operations that will improve the cooperative’s efficiency in a manner that demonstrates Farmers Elevator Coop’s mission and goals.

Duties and Responsiblites:

  • Oversee operations and personnel to ensure teamwork and efficiencies are developed to reduce costs, increase productivity and to improve customer service to patrons
  • Manage daily operations and maintain facility appearance and operational condition
  • Oversee all feed, agronomy and grain equipment, equipment maintenance and record keeping
  • Develop and build customer relationships by providing outstanding customer service
  • Establish and communicate goals and objectives with all location employees
  • Complete timely performance appraisals for staff, coordinate staff training and actively support employee growth
  • Oversee facility compliance with OSHA, Behavior Based Safety and other cooperative safety programs
  • Attend all company meetings deemed necessary by management

Basic Qualifications:
  • 2 or 4 year degree with Major in Business or Agribusiness with 2-5 years’ experience in Cooperative management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic accounting skills and knowledge to work with company financials
  • Ability to develop and execute a departmental business plan
  • Ability to multi-task, delegate work tasks and provide a strategic vision for the location
  • Understanding of seasonality and in-season time commitment
  • Self-motivated, dependable and organized
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance

Seasonal Harvest Help - Location: All Locations

Classification: Seasonal - Pick-up and tender truck driving
Reports to: Location Manager
Description: Assist with various seasonal duties including yard operations, loading and delivery of chemical, seed and fertilizer.

Duties and Responsiblites:

  • Assists with seasonal driving, company transfers
  • Complete and maintain driving and delivery records
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift
  • Provides assistance and customer service when loading/unloading fall products
  • Follow all policies required by DOT, OSHA and FEC company safety programs

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Drivers License with clean driving record
  • Have a CDL Class B or be able to obtain a Seasonal CDL
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Night-Time Grain Dryer - Location: Larchwood

Classification:
Reports to: Location Manager
Description:

  • Monitoring dryer operations
  • Measuring bin Levels
  • Moving grain around


Internships - Multiple Opportunities and Locations

Operational Internship
Description: Operation interns are involved in the day to day operational side of the cooperative business. This will include handling seed, fertilizer, crop nutrients, crop protection and other related products. This individual will also be exposed to crop scouting and working with producers.

Scouting Internship
Description: The scouting intern will work closely with the agronomist and sales team. They will establish and implement demonstrations performed at test plots with key farmers, learn the fundamentals of crop scouting and providing agronomic programs to maximize the producers yield potential and economic return.

Sales and Marketing Internship
Description: The Sales and Marketing intern will be heavily involved with our agronomists and marketer. These duties include: help coordinate activities and tasks associated with the marketer, gathering competitive information and communicate market trends and future needs, promotion of our partnered brands and products along with crop scouting and sales calls with our local agronomists.



 
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