Feed Mill Operator 3rd Shift- Duncombe, IA

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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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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.

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CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Roelyn

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 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 maintenance of equipment
  • Operate a semi truck in the off-season
  • Assist in all areas of location (i.e. grain, dry and liquid fertilizer, warehouse, NH3 etc.)

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
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrate great interest serving in the agricultural industry

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CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Clare

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 custom NhanceS application equipment.
  • 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 all areas of location (i.e. grain, dry and liquid fertilizer, warehouse, NH3 etc.)

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
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrate great interest in serving in the agricultural industry

SEASONAL TENDER TRUCK DRIVERS

Locations: Open

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 CDL & be insurable to drive

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SEASONAL OUTSIDE OPERATIONS

Location: Open

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

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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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

CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Mapleton

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 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 maintenance of equipment
  • Operate a semi truck in the off-season
  • Assist in all areas of location (i.e. grain, dry and liquid fertilizer, warehouse, NH3 etc.)

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
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrate great interest serving in the agricultural industry

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.

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