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Agronomy Operations Associate

Farmers Cooperative
Raymond, NE
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


As an Agronomy Operation Associate you have primary operation responsibility with limited sales responsibility. This is a hands-on position requiring you to work outside in all kinds of weather. Your main responsibilities on a day to day basis are operational duties to keep our agronomy facilities running efficiently. This includes tendering for applicators, loading and handling fertilizer, chemicals, and herbicide, filling anhydrous tanks, filling and calibrating shuttles, filling liquid fertilizer trailers, custom application and working closely with agronomy. The position requires you to be knowledgeable in understanding fertilizer, chemicals, and seed as you will monitor inventory and assist in making recommendations to customers based on their needs and in the selling of those products. Employees will be required to operate single or double axel trucks, forklifts, scale operations, augers and front-end loaders and application equipment. You will work with facility/regional manager to oversee employees, delegate relevant tasks and work in a team-based environment to ensure efficient operations at your facility. You will assist other departments and facilities operationally as needed. You will be expected to work hard, and you will have to work more hours during busy seasons. Customer service is of the upmost importance for this position as you will be interacting with customers daily by servicing their needs and answering questions. Safety is always our number one priority and we do everything we can to ensure the safest work environments for our employees, therefore you will be required and expected to adhere to all safety rules and regulations and complete necessary training. This is an extremely skilled position requiring an individual that takes pride in their work, pays attention to details, and upholds Farmers Cooperative policies, mission, and core values.

The Cooperative operates under the “all hands-on deck” philosophy when it comes to getting things done. Therefore, employees are required to perform all other duties as directed by the supervisor.

What You’ll Need to Do This Job:

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent
  • Minimum two-year associate degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, or another related field/work experience
  • Class A or B CDL depending on truck (willing to train right individual) with proper endorsements
  • Farming or agriculture background/knowledge preferred
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to think clearly and problem solve
  • The desire to be involved in agriculture and work for a cooperative
  • Physically, this position requires you to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, and crawl on a regular basis
  • This position requires you to climb ladders and ride the man-lift to heights of 200ft. You must be able to regularly lift at least 50 pounds and occasionally lift 100 pounds.
  • You will be exposed to grain dust, chemicals and fertilizers, and outdoor elements and temperatures
  • You must be flexible with your schedule as more hours will be expected during harvest and planting seasons and you must be available when trains come to help unload/load grain.


Farmers Cooperative

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Raymond, NE
68428 USA

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