Custom Applicator – Pierson, IA

CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Pierson

Classification: Full-time

Description: To apply crop protection products and fertilizers, deliver agronomy products, assist in the 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 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/his 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 such as NH3 equipment
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment
  • Operate a semi truck in the off-season
  • Assist in other areas of location during the off-season (i.e. grain, fertilizer, chemical, seed)

Job Requirements:

  • Must be licensed and insurable to drive
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with Tanker/HazMat/Doubles/Triples 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 serving in the agricultural industry

Location:          Vincent

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Transport grain and agronomy products, assist in grain & agronomy departments as needed 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 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: Include but not limited to the following:

  • Comply with all DOT, OSHA and NEW Cooperative safety programs, policies and procedures
  • Maintain safe & courteous driving habits at all times
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment
  • Assist in other areas of the location as needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment to promote a positive company image

Other Requirements:

  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • Must have a Class A CDL with tanker/hazardous material endorsements
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Handler’s License
  • Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in – season time commitment

FEED MILL OPERATOR

Location: Bode

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.

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:

  • 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 record keeping 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 fork lift

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FEED TRUCK DRIVER

Location: Lidderdale

Classification: Full-time

Description: Deliver bulk feed and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.  Will Work Night Shift Hours.

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 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: Include but not limited to the following:

  • 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

Job Requirements:

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

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Location:          Glidden

Classification:  Seasonal (October 1st – December 1st)

Description:     Assist in grain and agronomy departments and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

 

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

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Assists in taking grain from producers
  • Unloading and loading of trucks, and wagons
  • Operates machinery, including augers, dryers, and legs
  • Assist in cleaning of facilities, set-up, and maintenance of equipment

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid drivers license or reliable transportation

Location:          Roelyn

Classification:  Seasonal (October 1st – December 1st)

Description:     Assist in grain and agronomy departments and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

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

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Assists in taking grain from producers
  • Unloading and loading of trucks, and wagons
  • Operates machinery, including augers, dryers, and legs
  • Assist in cleaning of facilities, set-up, and maintenance of equipment

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Location:          Lanyon

Classification:  Seasonal (October 1st – December 1st)

Description:     Assist in grain and agronomy departments and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.

 

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

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Assists in taking grain from producers
  • Unloading and loading of trucks, and wagons
  • Operates machinery, including augers, dryers, and legs
  • Assist in cleaning of facilities, set-up, and maintenance of equipment

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid drivers license

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

Location:          Mapleton

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Fulfills the demands of the location by providing grain and agronomy 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.
  • Unloads and loads grain from trucks and wagons.
  • Maintains grain quality.
  • Assist in loading and unloading of product from vehicles based on work orders.
  • Operate fertilizer tender trucks.
  • Fill and transport NH3 equipment.
  • Operate commercial application equipment such as NH3 applicator.
  • Assist in setup & maintenance of equipment.
  • Perform standard routine maintenance and repairs to equipment throughout all areas of the location.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be 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 Handler’s or Applicator’s License.
  • Must have a tolerance for heights, some job tasks require being on top of elevator/bins.
  • 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.

Location:          Pierson

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Plan, supervise, and coordinate a large group of location personnel while directing operations in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.                     

Job Performance Skills:

Leadership

Gains the support of others. Builds voluntary cooperation through credibility, expertise, influence, and persuasion. Generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the group’s mission. Links organization’s mission/vision/values to everyday work. Sees the potential in people, opportunities and events. Willing to change or abandon current practices and programs when necessary. Takes appropriate risks to improve performance, try something new, or reach a challenging goal. Communicates clear and demanding expectations.

Job Knowledge/Technical Skills

Is an expert in doing his/her job. Serves as a resource to others. Has a great deal of relevant experience. Makes good suggestions about ways to improve. Makes active efforts to stay up-to-date. Requires minimal supervision.

Accountability

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

Cost Consciousness

Stays within budget. Deals promptly with budget variances. Develops cost-saving measures and recommendations. Actively avoids waste or misuse of supplies and assets. Makes realistic budget projections.

Adaptability/Flexibility/ Change Management

Adapts easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities. Promptly switches strategies or tactics if the current ones are not working. Works comfortably with people of widely differing styles, temperaments, and preferences. Deals maturely with anger, frustration, and disappointment. Bounces back quickly from setbacks and frustrations. Is able to see the merits of positions other than his/her own.

Ethics and Integrity

Respects and maintains confidentiality. Admits mistakes in spite of the potential for negative consequences. Presents unpleasant or disagreeable facts in an appropriate manner. Keeps promises; meets goals and deadlines. Avoids situations and associations that could be considered inappropriate. Honest in all dealings. Upholds and models organization’s values.

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

  • Supervise location personnel and daily operations.
  • Ensures a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Responsible for all agronomy, grain, and energy equipment, equipment maintenance, and record keeping.
  • Keeps an accurate inventory of all grain, energy, and agronomy products.
  • Maintain communication concerning grain quality and available inventory.
  • Responsible for maintaining grades.
  • Responsible for the accurate billing of products sold and services provided.
  • Supervise the scheduling of application equipment
  • Establish and achieve the profitability and sales goals identified in the annual budget
  • Assist in developing competitive marketing strategies.
  • Maintains communication with local farmers and customers concerning commodity prices and trends.
  • Solicits new business and is responsible for maintaining a positive image of NEW Cooperative within the community.
  • Prepares budgets for fixed asset and rolling stock needed at the location. 

Other Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years Cooperative site location management
  • 1 – 3 years’ agribusiness supervisory experience
  • 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.
  • A thorough understanding of grain handling equipment, a complete knowledge of custom application and similar agronomy equipment, along with the knowledge or willingness to learn the energy business.
  • Must have 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
  • Basic accounting skills for work with inventory and billing
  • Acceptable driving record

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