Outside Operations – Pomeroy, IA

Location:          Pomeroy

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 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 as needed.
  • Assist in setup & maintenance of equipment.
  • Perform standard routine maintenance and repairs to equipment throughout all areas of location.
  • Operate a semi-truck in the off-season or as needed.

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.
  • 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.

 

FEED MILL MANAGER

Location: Duncombe

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     To efficiently supervise and manage a computerized feed manufacturing facility that mixes and processes ingredients to customer specified formulations and quality guidelines in a manner that maximizes departmental effectiveness and achieves the cooperative’s goals.

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.

Developing and Retaining Talent

Knows the strengths and limitations of people. Identifies subordinates’ development needs. Provides meaningful development plans. Holds development discussions.  Knows each subordinate’s career goals. Rewards staff for developmental success as well as for good job performance. Actively works to identify and retain top talent. Gives people assignments that will test and develop their abilities. Has a nose for talent.

Planning and Organizing

Maintains well-organized materials, files, systems and tools. Breaks work down into logical steps. Anticipates and eliminates roadblocks and delays. Stays within allotted time for accomplishing tasks. Completes tasks in the shortest, most efficient manner. Makes sure all parts of a job are completed in full, including follow-up plans and paperwork.

Team Leadership

Enlists the active participation of every team member. Promotes a friendly climate, good morale and cooperation among team members. Assures joint ownership of goal setting, group commitments, work activities, schedules and group accomplishments. Let’s people manage, finish and be responsible for their work assignments. Defines team roles and responsibilities. Reviews team successes and failures. Expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about team accomplishments. Makes sure that the practical needs of the team are met. Makes sure that all team members are treated fairly.

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.

Decision Making

Makes good decisions. Identifies and considers all available alternatives before making decisions. Seeks other people’s input and advice. Can describe the factors that were considered in making a decision and their relative importance. Understands the impact of decisions on co-workers and other organizational units. Applies policies correctly. Seeks solutions acceptable to all. Willing to make decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations, when information is limited, or when time is critical. Makes tough decisions.

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

  • Maintains a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Supervises the operation of computerized batch mixing and grinding equipment
  • Directs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean working environment.
  • Administers effective maintenance program
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels and accountable for maintaining shrink within Coop guidelines
  • Complies with all required manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Responsible for drug and inventory reconciliation and ensures that necessary paperwork is completed correctly
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by QMS and other manufacturing and regulatory controls.
  • Manages cost within budget
  • Responsible for hiring, training and scheduling facility employees.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a valid license
  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive.

Agronomy Sales and Service Tech

Location:          Palmer 

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     NEW Cooperative Agronomy Sales Trainee will be engaged in a customized developmental program including extensive training and experience working with our team of highly successful agronomists. The purpose of this position is to develop highly qualified sales replacements with a solid foundation in our culture.

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his/her work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.  Carries a fair share of the workload.  Shows up for meetings on time, fully prepared.  Works on tasks in order of importance. Realistically estimates time requirements. Makes up a schedule for jobs and sticks to it. Does work in order of importance; does first things first.

Customer Focus

Knows customers and can describe their expectations. Manages customer expectations. Meets all of the expectations of both internal and external customers. Respects customers’ and colleagues’ time in scheduling and conducting meetings.  Gains customers’ trust and respect. Actively seeks customers’ feedback on quality of service he/she provides. Quickly solves customer problems.

Learning and Continuous Improvement

Actively acquires new skills and competencies. Shares knowledge, skills, tools and methods with others to help them solve problems and improve performance. Treats negative feedback and experiences as learning opportunities. Seeks information and ideas from many places. Looks for better ways to perform routine parts of job. Open to suggestions and new ideas.

Relationship Building

Builds and maintains a network of contacts useful in achieving work-related goals. Extends and accepts invitations from others to build effective working relationships. Skilled in building rapport with a wide variety of individuals. Understands the balance between taking time to build rapport and getting the work done. Sensitive to what people around him/her are feeling. Promotes the contributions and accomplishments of customers or clients to others. Enthusiastic about others’ ideas.

Selling Skills

Effectively determines customer needs, wants, and budget. Applies knowledge of products and services to meet customer requirements. Demonstrates mastery of all essential selling techniques: prospecting, cold calling, qualifying, writing proposals, closing, etc. Salvages lost sales. Maintains complete, accurate and timely sales records. Achieves sales quota. Assures post-sale customer satisfaction.

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: 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
  • General tasks include seed sorting and delivering, chemical packing and delivering, fertilizer application
  • Assist with planting and harvesting of seed plots. Perform yield checks and yield monitor calibrations
  • Aid in the scouting and soil sampling of sales territory
  • Calibration of NH3 VRT equipment including ravens, raven sidekick equipment, and Agleaders. Create NH3 VRT recommendations from Soilmap
  • Continually upgrades knowledge on agronomy products, services, and Agleader equipment
  • Be able to assist in all agronomy services NEW Cooperative Supply’s to patrons.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or related field of study.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with necessary hazmat and tanker endorsements.
  • Demonstrate computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, as well as a good agronomic background.
  • Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in – season time commitment.
  • Must be able to interact and effectively communicate with customers and individuals at all levels of the organization

TRUCK DRIVER

Location:          Hornick

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 Endorsement.
  • Must have or able to obtain a Commercial Handler’s License.
  • Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in – season time commitment.

SEASONAL TENDER TRUCK DRIVERS

Locations: Rowan

Classification: Seasonal

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

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

  • Practices safe and responsible driving procedures.
  • Equipment Operation
  • Ensures that work area is organized, neat and clean.
  • Ensures that trucks are clean and well maintained.
  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures on truck as needed.
  • Performs light duty repair work on vehicles and equipment as needed.
  • Seasonally operate tender trucks, and assist in the grain operations unloading trucks and other duties.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a Class A or B CDL & be insurable to drive

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SEASONAL TENDER TRUCK DRIVER

Locations: Pomeroy

Classification: Seasonal

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

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

  • Practices safe and responsible driving procedures.
  • Equipment Operation
  • Ensures that work area is organized, neat and clean.
  • Ensures that trucks are clean and well maintained.
  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures on truck as needed.
  • Performs light duty repair work on vehicles and equipment as needed.
  • Seasonally operate tender trucks, and assist in the grain operations unloading trucks and other duties.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a Class A or B CDL & be insurable to drive

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SEASONAL TENDER TRUCK DRIVERS

Locations: Vincent

Classification: Seasonal

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

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

  • Practices safe and responsible driving procedures.
  • Equipment Operation
  • Ensures that work area is organized, neat and clean.
  • Ensures that trucks are clean and well maintained.
  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures on truck as needed.
  • Performs light duty repair work on vehicles and equipment as needed.
  • Seasonally operate tender trucks, and assist in the grain operations unloading trucks and other duties.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a Class A or B CDL & be insurable to drive

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SEASONAL OUTSIDE OPERATIONS

Location: Badger

Classification:  Part-time

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

 

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, wagons and railroad cars
  • 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

TRUCK DRIVER

Location: Roelyn

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 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: 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 Endorsement.
  • Must have or able to obtain a Commercial Handler’s License.
  • Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in-season time commitment.

More Information

Location:          Lidderdale, IA

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     To efficiently supervise and manage a computerized feed manufacturing facility that mixes and processes ingredients to customer specified formulations and quality guidelines in a manner that maximizes departmental effectiveness and achieves the cooperative’s goals.

 

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.

Developing and Retaining Talent

Knows the strengths and limitations of people. Identifies subordinates’ development needs. Provides meaningful development plans. Holds development discussions.  Knows each subordinate’s career goals. Rewards staff for developmental success as well as for good job performance. Actively works to identify and retain top talent. Gives people assignments that will test and develop their abilities. Has a nose for talent.

Planning and Organizing

Maintains well-organized materials, files, systems and tools. Breaks work down into logical steps. Anticipates and eliminates roadblocks and delays. Stays within allotted time for accomplishing tasks. Completes tasks in the shortest, most efficient manner. Makes sure all parts of a job are completed in full, including follow-up plans and paperwork.

Team Leadership

Enlists the active participation of every team member. Promotes a friendly climate, good morale and cooperation among team members. Assures joint ownership of goal setting, group commitments, work activities, schedules and group accomplishments. Let’s people manage, finish and be responsible for their work assignments. Defines team roles and responsibilities. Reviews team successes and failures. Expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about team accomplishments. Makes sure that the practical needs of the team are met. Makes sure that all team members are treated fairly.

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.

Decision Making

Makes good decisions. Identifies and considers all available alternatives before making decisions. Seeks other people’s input and advice. Can describe the factors that were considered in making a decision and their relative importance. Understands the impact of decisions on co-workers and other organizational units. Applies policies correctly. Seeks solutions acceptable to all. Willing to make decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations, when information is limited, or when time is critical. Makes tough decisions.

 

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

  • Maintains a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Supervises the operation of computerized batch mixing and grinding equipment
  • Directs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean working environment.
  • Administers effective maintenance program
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels and accountable for maintaining shrink within Coop guidelines
  • Complies with all required manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Responsible for drug and inventory reconciliation and ensures that necessary paperwork is completed correctly
  • Be familiar with ISO and the Current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Manages cost within budget
  • Responsible for hiring, training and scheduling facility employees.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a valid license
  • Must have an acceptable driving record and be insurable to drive.

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