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Operator, Fertilizer Tower - Insight FS - Antigo, WI


Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wisconsin with branches all over the state. Insight FS has about 410 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 41,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, agri-finance, precision agriculture, nutrient management, energy, feed, grain, and turf. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



Operates the fertilizer blending tower and assists in plant production operations in coordination with Plant Manager and Area Manager.



Creates fertilizer blends based on work orders provided by office and sales staff for general fertilizer products as well as pesticide combination products.


Insures all orders are accompanied with a work order, delivery ticket, or invoice. 


Coordinates the unloading of railroad cars.


Assists Plant Manager in scheduling tower production in a systematic fashion to efficiently utilize company products, equipment, and personnel.


Has primary responsibility to maintain and repair all blending tower equipment including plant compressors and chemical application equipment. Assists Plant Manager/Shop Operations Manager with coordinating repairs and rebuilds of all blending and packaging equipment as needed.


Minimizes waste. Provides advance notice to Plant Manager / Sales Manager when raw material inventory levels require attention. 


Counts and records inventory as required by Plant Manager. 


Loads and unloads products carefully to avoid spills.


Works with the loader/operator to maintain and repair all equipment used in the plant.


Works with the loader/operator in receiving products into the plant. 


Works with the loader/operator in loading the tower.  


Works with the loader/operator in the areas of housekeeping, organization, and product security within the plant.


Utilizes computer applications as necessary to enhance business processes.





Collects and maintains product samples according to guidelines set forth on general fertilizer and pesticide combination products.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 1 year or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of operating, maintenance and repair of equipment, inventory management, production scheduling and operation records.


Must have the ability to attain and maintain a Mixer Loader or Commercial Applicator’s license.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Must have or have the ability to obtain and maintain a CDL license with required endorsements and satisfactory driving record, as applicable.


Continuously exposed or required to:

•    Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
•    Noisy conditions
•    Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
•    May be required to work at varying heights 
•    Lift 51-70 lbs. 
•    Required to push heavy objects


Ability to work extended hours.


Ability to travel independently and overnight.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.  


We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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