Feed Internship – Pomeroy, IA

Location: Pomeroy, IA

Description: To receive training in the overall operations and management of our recently constructed feed mill in Pomeroy, IA. As a NEW Cooperative Feed intern, you will be responsible for the understanding of the computerized feed manufacturing facility and the processing of ingredients to customer specified formulations and quality guidelines.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

 

Ensure a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and
procedures.

Gain first-hand knowledge of the operations of the computer automated, high capacity Pomeroy mill while learning about the batch mixing and grinding equipment.

Perform inventory and accounting of shrink within the facility. Compile production and
delivery data, and learn how this drives company performance.

Audit housekeeping duties to help maintain a clean working environment while engaging in an effective maintenance program.

Comply with all required manufacturing and regulatory controls. Become familiar with QMS and the current good manufacturing practices and the dedication to quality programs.

Understand the drug inventory reconciliation process and the necessary paperwork that is required of this practice.

Complete a Continuous Improvement Project (TBD) to demonstrate what you have learned and to project your future growth potential.

 

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable to drive.

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Location: Rowan, IA

Description: To receive training in the overall operations and management of our brand new feed mill in Rowan, IA. As a NEW Cooperative Feed intern, you will be responsible for the understanding of the computerized feed manufacturing facility and the processing of ingredients to customer specified formulations and quality guidelines.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

 

Ensure a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and
procedures.

Gain first-hand knowledge of the operations of the computer automated, high capacity Rowan mill while learning about the batch mixing and grinding equipment.

Perform inventory and accounting of shrink within the facility. Compile production and
delivery data, and learn how this drives company performance.

Audit housekeeping duties to help maintain a clean working environment while engaging in an effective maintenance program.

Comply with all required manufacturing and regulatory controls. Become familiar with QMS and the current good manufacturing practices and the dedication to quality programs.

Understand the drug inventory reconciliation process and the necessary paperwork that is required of this practice.

Complete a Continuous Improvement Project (TBD) to demonstrate what you have learned and to project your future growth potential.

 

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable to drive.

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Location: Open

Description: The purpose of our internship program is to provide you with opportunities to further your education and experience while enhancing the agronomy sales and service efforts of NEW Cooperative.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

• Support the sales efforts of products and services offered to NEW Cooperative Patrons

• Travel and work with current Agronomy Sales Specialist in assigned area

o Aid in the scouting and soil sampling of sales territory

o Responsible for upkeep of test plots

o Attend Field Plot Days
o Crop Scouting

Other Requirements:

• Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Morn Information

Location: Open

Description: To receive training in the overall operations and management of NEW Cooperative locations. Responsible for promoting and providing products and services, which will ensure profitable farming operations and satisfy member needs while enhancing the cooperative’s goals and objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

• Ensures a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures

• Gain experience by assisting in the following:

o Communication with local farmers and customers

o Daily operations of the location.

o Equipment operations including custom application of fertilizer and pesticides and the hauling of grain.

o Equipment maintenance and record keeping.

o Receiving and managing the quality of grain

o Settling grain on a timely basis.

o Train loading

o Maintain communication with supervisor concerning grain quality checks and available inventory.

o Accurate billing of products sold and services provided.

o Attaining the sales and budget goals of the location.

o Developing competitive marketing strategies.

o Solicits new business and is responsible for maintaining a positive image of New Cooperative within the community.

o Preparing budgets for fixed asset and rolling stock needed at location.

Job Requirements: 

• Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable to drive.

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Location:          Pomeroy

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     To efficiently operate computerized feed manufacturing equipment to mix and process ingredients to specified formulations and quality guidelines. Provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.  Operate during the hours of 12 a.m. until 10 a.m. or 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Hours may vary.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.

Carries her fair share of the workload.

Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability

Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at beginning of work schedule and continues until the work day is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedule.  Let’s the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Initiative/Action Orientation

Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Looks for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.

Quality Management

Identifies and responds quickly to all customer needs. Works to assure continuous improvement. Invites suggestions; open to experimentation. Is willing to incur costs to assure quality. Encourages others to be on the alert for defects. Develops accurate measures to assess how well a job is done. Knows when “good enough” is good enough and when it’s not.

Teamwork/ Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Doesn’t hog the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate an action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load-out equipment, micro-ingredient addition, and grinding equipment
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels
  • Fulfills all reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by QMS and other manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Perform housekeeping duties and maintain a clean working environment
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment

Position Requirements:

  • Lifting 55-pound ingredient bags
  • Safe and effective operation of a forklift

FEED TRUCK DRIVER

Location: Rowan

Classification: Full-time

Description: Deliver bulk feed and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.
Carries her fair share of the workload.

Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability

Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at beginning of work schedule and continues until work day is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedule. Lets the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Customer Focus

Knows his/her customers and can describe their expectations. Manages customer expectations. Meets all of the expectations of both internal and external customers.
Gains customers’ trust and respect. Actively seeks customers’ feedback on quality of service he provides. Quickly solves customer problems.

Safety

Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Checks the work area for hazards and corrects unsafe situations. Uses personal protection equipment. Maintains an organized work area. Seeks guidance from supervisor if needed. Considers the safety of other employees. Understands and follows safety regulations. Reports unsafe conditions.

Protection of Assets

Uses tools and equipment carefully. Operates equipment the way it is supposed to be operated. Does not abuse equipment. Recognizes and reports need for repair. Observes preventive maintenance schedule. Uses the right tools for the job. Inspects equipment regularly. Routinely cleans work area, vehicle, plant, and/or equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment and operate equipment in a safe manner as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Delivers bulk feed to specifications
  • Ensures a quality product at all times before unloading
  • Learns and understands the customer’s livestock operation well enough to avoid errors when making deliveries
  • Follows established flushing procedures to avoid cross-contamination of products
  • Routinely checks truck compartments for feed hang up between loads
  • Performs maintenance of equipment and ensures no spread of livestock disease

Other Requirements:

  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive
  • Must have a Class A CDL

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FEED TRUCK DRIVER

Location: Pomeroy

Classification: Full-time

Description: Deliver bulk feed and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.
Carries her fair share of the workload.

Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability

Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at beginning of work schedule and continues until the work day is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedule. Lets the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Customer Focus

Knows his/her customers and can describe their expectations. Manages customer expectations. Meets all of the expectations of both internal and external customers.
Gains customers’ trust and respect. Actively seeks customers’ feedback on the quality of service he provides. Quickly solves customer problems.

Safety

Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Checks the work area for hazards and corrects unsafe situations. Uses personal protection equipment. Maintains an organized work area. Seeks guidance from the supervisor if needed. Considers the safety of other employees. Understands and follows safety regulations. Reports unsafe conditions.

Protection of Assets

Uses tools and equipment carefully. Operates equipment the way it is supposed to be operated. Does not abuse equipment. Recognizes and reports the need for repair. Observes the preventive maintenance schedule. Uses the right tools for the job. Inspects equipment regularly. Routinely clean work area, vehicle, plant, and/or equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment and operate equipment in a safe manner as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Delivers bulk feed to specifications
  • Ensures a quality product at all times before unloading
  • Learns and understands the customer’s livestock operation well enough to avoid errors when making deliveries
  • Follows established flushing procedures to avoid cross-contamination of products
  • Routinely checks truck compartments for feed hang up between loads
  • Performs maintenance of equipment and ensures no spread of livestock disease

Other Requirements:

  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive
  • Must have a Class A CDL

CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Vincent

Classification: Full-time

Description: To apply crop protection products and fertilizers, deliver agronomy products, assist in grain department and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

Job Performance Skills:

Team Work/Team Player

• Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Doesn’t hog the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate an action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Safety

• Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Checks the work area for hazards and corrects unsafe situations. Uses personal protection equipment. Maintains an organized work area. Seeks guidance from the supervisor if needed. Considers the safety of other employees. Understands and follows safety regulations. Reports unsafe conditions.

Interpersonal Skills

• Easy to get along with. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Always approachable; never rude. Aware of and sensitive to what other people are feeling. Is at ease with people at all levels. Does not belittle the opinions or work of other people, regardless of their status or position. Deals effectively with a diverse workforce. Demonstrates a high degree of “emotional intelligence.” Truly values and genuinely likes people.

Accountability

• Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems. Carries her fair share of the workload.

Initiative/Action Orientation

• Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Looks for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

• Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures

• Assist in loading and unloading of vehicles based on work orders

• Operate post spraying equipment, tender trucks, other application equipment, and NH3 equipment

• Assist in the maintenance of equipment

• Operate a semi truck in the off-season

• Assist in other areas of location during the off-season

Job Requirements:

• Must be licensed and insurable to drive

• Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with tanker and HazMat endorsements

• Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Applicator’s License

• Understand the importance of providing very high levels of customer service

• Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in-season time commitment

• Good computer skills

• Must be able to interact and effectively communicate with customers and individuals at all levels of the organization

• Must have problem-solving skills as well as being self-motivated

• Demonstrate great interest in serving in the agricultural industry

3rd SHIFT FEED MILL OPERATOR – Click here to chat about opportunities

Classification: Full-time

Location: Duncombe

Description: To efficiently operate computerized feed manufacturing equipment to mix and process ingredients to company specified formulations and quality guidelines. And provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

Night Shift: Operate mill during the hours of 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.
Carries her fair share of the workload.

Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability

Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at beginning of work schedule and continues until work day is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedule. Let’s the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Initiative/Action Orientation

Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Looks for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.

Quality Management

Identifies and responds quickly to all customer needs. Works to assure continuous improvement. Invites suggestions; open to experimentation. Is willing to incur costs to assure quality. Encourages others to be on the alert for defects. Develops accurate measures to assess how well a job is done. Knows when “good enough” is good enough and when it’s not.

Teamwork/ Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Doesn’t hog the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate an action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Support NEW Cooperative’s stated Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load out equipment, micro ingredient addition and grinding equipment
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels
  • Fulfills all reporting and record-keeping requirements
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by ISO and other manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Perform housekeeping duties and maintain a clean working environment
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment

Position Requirements

  • Lifting 50 pound ingredient bags
  • Safe and effective operation of a fork lift
  • Use of a full face respirator on occasion
  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive

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FEED MILL OPERATOR

Location: Rowan

Classification: Full-time

Description: To efficiently operate computerized feed manufacturing equipment to mix and process ingredients to specified formulations and quality guidelines. Provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

Night Shift: Operate during the hours of 10 p.m. until 8 a.m.  Hours may vary.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.
Carries her fair share of the workload.

Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability

Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at beginning of work schedule and continues until the work day is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedule. Let’s the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Initiative/Action Orientation

Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Looks for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.

Quality Management

Identifies and responds quickly to all customer needs. Works to assure continuous improvement. Invites suggestions; open to experimentation. Is willing to incur costs to assure quality. Encourages others to be on the alert for defects. Develops accurate measures to assess how well a job is done. Knows when “good enough” is good enough and when it’s not.

Teamwork/ Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Doesn’t hog the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate an action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load-out equipment, micro-ingredient addition, and grinding equipment
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels
  • Fulfills all reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by QMS and other manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Perform housekeeping duties and maintain a clean working environment
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment

Position Requirements

  • Lifting 55-pound ingredient bags
  • Safe and effective operation of a forklift

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