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Outside Operations Lead- Glidden, IA


Location: Glidden

Classification: Full-time

Description: To promote customer sales and provide services in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and achieve the desired sales and profit goals.

Job Performance Skills:

Team Work/Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Do not take 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. 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.


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 a 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. Look 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 are not limited to the following:

• Maintain a safe work environment as outlined in NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures.

• Maintain communication with the location manager.
• Operate grain elevator equipment and agronomy equipment.

• Maintain grain quality.

• Responsible for equipment maintenance, housekeeping, and record-keeping.

• Assist in operating, repairing, and the maintenance of NH3 equipment.

• Fill and transport NH3 equipment.

• Assist with weighing incoming and outgoing grain.

• Unloads and loads grain from trucks and wagons.

• Provides fast, efficient, and courteous service at all times.

• Promotes co-op by maintaining a positive image and attitude.

• Assists customers in finding the correct person or department to fill their needs.

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 endorsements.

• Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Handler’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.

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