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Outside Operations – Bode, IA

Location:          Bode

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Work with the location manager in a utility position to ensure that the day-to-day operations are complete in the grain department, feed department, with applications of crop protection products or fertilizers, delivery of agronomy products, and being sure to provide the related customer service along the way all 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.


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.


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:


  • Work with the location manager to know the day to day responsibilities
  • Ensure that the workload for the day is completed and done to a satisfactory level
  • 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
  • Provide maintenance and assistance in seed/chemical shed along with fertilizer plant


  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load-out equipment, micro ingredient addition, and grinding equipment
  • Maintain 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


  • Operate post spraying equipment, tender trucks, other application equipment such as 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
  • Demonstrate great interest serving in the agricultural industry and understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in-season time commitment
  • Must have good problem solving and computer skills
  • Lifting 55-pound ingredient bags
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