Feed Mill Operator – Pomeroy, IA

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.  Cross-train to run milling operations at our Palmer facility.

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 the beginning of the work schedule and continues until the workday is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedules.  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 the 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 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
  • The safe and effective operation of a forklift

Location:                      Vincent 

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 a 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 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
  • Self – starter
  • Demonstrate great interest serving in the agricultural industry

Location: Cooper

Classification: Full-time

Description: Fulfills the demands of the location by providing 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 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. Do 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. Do n0t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems. Carries his/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 and Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

• Apply pre and post emerge crop protection products, dry and liquid fertilizer, and lime.

• Operate custom NhanceS application equipment, fertilizer tender trucks, and other application equipment such as anhydrous ammonia(NH3)

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

• Perform standard routine maintenance and repairs to equipment throughout all areas of the location

• Assist in all areas of the 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 Applicators License

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

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

 

 

CUSTOM APPLICATOR

Location: Roelyn

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 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. Do 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. Do not make excuses or blame others for errors or problems. Carries his/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 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 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 during the hours of 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, while covering 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.  

Job Performance Skills:

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Does not 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 the beginning of the work schedule and continues until the workday 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 the 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; does not 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 the maintenance of equipment

Position Requirements

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

Location:          Pomeroy

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 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 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 a 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 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: 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

Location:          Northern Greene Co.

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Enhance the agronomy sales and service efforts of NEW Cooperative by assisting the Agronomy Sales Specialist to meet the needs of customers in the Northern Greene County area.

Job Performance Skills: 

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his/her work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Does not 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 customer’s and colleagues’ time in scheduling and conducting meetings.  Gains customers’ trust and respect. Actively seeks customers’ feedback on the 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 the 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. Does not 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 in Agronomy- 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 Ag Leader. 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 Supplies to Patrons.

Other Requirements:

  • Computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, as well as a good agronomic background desirable
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • 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 License

Location:          Roelyn

Classification:  Full-time

Description:     Enhance the agronomy sales and service efforts of NEW Cooperative by assisting the Agronomy Sales Specialist to meet the needs of customers.

Job Performance Skills: 

Accountability

Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his/her work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Does not 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 the 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 the 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. Does not 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 in Agronomy- 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 Ag Leader. 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 Supplies to Patrons.

Other Requirements:

  • Computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, as well as a good agronomic background desirable
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • 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 License

Location:         Fort Dodge

Classification: Full-time

 Description:     Oversee the smooth operation of a diverse computer and communications network for all of NEW Cooperative in an organized and effective manner that promotes the overall business plan of NEW Cooperative, Inc.

Job Performance Skills:

Communication Skills

Ability to explain technical concepts to inexperienced users.  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 the supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Time Management

Spends his/her time and the time of others on that which is genuinely important. Able to distinguish between the truly important and the merely urgent. Respects customers’ and colleagues’ time in scheduling and conducting meetings. 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.

Judgment and Problem Solving

Have the ability to solve problems quickly and permanently in potentially stressful situations. Spots and fixes bottlenecks. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer. Seeks advice from people who have been successful in solving similar problems. Notice discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information. Uses common sense.

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: Includes but not limited to the following:

  • Manage VMWare and Citrix Virtual server environments
  • Plan wired and wireless networks as well as oversee their installation
  • Ensure mail servers are functioning properly
  • Maintain and upgrade software also handle the installation, distribution, control and removal of installed software and hardware
  • Ensure all backup and replication services are operating and tested
  • Monitor security tools and maintain the internet connection and firewalls
  • Support other divisions in NEW Cooperative that integrate with I.T. hardware or software

Job Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with Cisco network equipment
  • IBM iSeries experience preferred
  • Familiarity with VMWare and other virtual server environments
  • General understanding of Windows Server OS’s
  • Advanced understanding of network topology and functionality
  • Experience with SAN/NAS storage equipment
  • Experience with MS Azure and Amazon AWS services preferred

Location:                    Port of Blencoe

Classification:           Full-time

Description:               Fulfils the demands of the location by performing the operations of the port facility by unloading, loading and transferring grain, fertilizer products and general cargo in an organized, safe and effective manner that promotes the overall business plan of NEW Cooperative, Inc.

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.

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:

  • Knowledge of safe & proper operation of all terminal equipment, which includes but is not limited to forklifts, conveyers, rigging, front end loaders, cranes and other heavy equipment.
  • Expected to assist in all areas of the unloading, loading and transferring of grain, fertilizer products and general cargo which may include but not be limited to barge, truck and rail operations, and sampling/testing of products received and shipped
  • Must develop a knowledge of the product you are dealing with and its properties
  • Operate commercial equipment as needed.
  • Assist in setup & maintenance of equipment.
  • Perform standard routine maintenance and repairs to equipment throughout all areas of the location.
  • General labor (sweeping, shoveling, etc.)
  • Maintain required paperwork
  • Assists at other locations as required

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.
  • Previous experience with logistics is preferred.

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