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Facility Operations Coordinator - New Century FS - Millersburg, IA

 

New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with locations in Central Iowa. New Century FS has about 210 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 4,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, and precision farming. New Century FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT 

 

Responsible for providing leadership for the operations of the fertilizer/chemical facility. Assists the area operations manager with fertilizer/chemical inventory management, blending, and facility asset maintenance.  

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

 

Provides customer service and billing information and invoices in a timely and accurate manner to increase inventory accuracy, and maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization.  

 

Operates and maintains facility equipment and machinery in a safe, efficient, and economical way. 

 

Assist Plant Manager with fertilizer and crop protection; inventory; ordering; and month end procedures  

 

Operates product blending equipment and loading / unloading equipment, including trucks  

 

Collaborates with Location Managers and Crop Specialists on planning, organizing, directing and scheduling work assignments and product batching sequences for dry & liquid facilities  

 

Completes delivery tickets, transfer tickets, and invoicing for fertilizer and crop protection loads 

 

Performs equipment and machinery preventative maintenance, trouble-shooting, and maintenance of the dry & liquid facilities 

 

Coordinate centralized dispatch functions of dry & liquid facilities 

 

Assist in sales with prospective accounts and upgrades during the non-blending season.  Sales will include but not limited to plant food, chemical, seed, custom application, and precision ag.   

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS 

 

Responsible for maintaining the appearance of the facility according to company standards, maintains a safe environment of the facility, and maintains the appropriate professional image 

 

Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts with logistics  

 

Serves as a back-up custom applicator tending as needed. Includes chemical application, dry application, and NH3 application.  

 

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 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

 

Normally requires an Associate’s degree in an applicable field, or the equivalent thereof, and 3 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of fertilizer facility operations, elevator operations, and equipment operations 

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development 

 

Strong organizational & leadership skills 

 

Obtain custom applicator license 

 

Strong fertilizer & crop protection knowledge 

 

Ability to close sales calls, provide agronomic solutions for walk in accounts 

 

Prefer a general understanding of GROWMARK agronomy facility operations  

 

Must obtain/have and maintain a valid CDL driver’s license with applicable endorsements, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to work extended hours during peak production times 

 

Frequently or continuously exposed or required to work in conditions that may include: 

 

Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.) 

 

Noisy conditions 

 

May include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures 

 

May be required to work at varying heights  

 

Confined spaces 

Lifting 51-70 lbs  

 

Demonstrates the 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: Cedar Rapids
Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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