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Facility Operations Assistant - New Century FS - Vinton, IA


New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with thirteen branches 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.




Assists Facility Operation Specialist with planning organizing and directing the operation and personnel. Provides customer service in a timely and accurate manner to increase customer satisfaction, maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization. Operates and maintains facility equipment and machinery in a safe, efficient, and economical way.





In the absence of the Facility Operation Specialist, provides supervision and leadership for personnel assigned to the facility.





Assists with all agronomy inventory and month end reporting procedures


Will be required to obtain Applicator licensures and serve as a back-up custom applicator


Plans, organizes, directs, and schedules work assignments under the direction of the plant manager


Reviews customer blending and delivery tickets for accuracy and schedules product batching sequences


Operates facility loading and unloading equipment, mixing equipment, application equipment, and other machinery


Performs equipment and machinery preventative maintenance, trouble-shooting, maintenance, and cleaning tasks


Assists Crop Specialists’ and the Plant Manager in all plant functions including but not limited to: servicing accounts, maintenance, routing, plant operations- dry, liquid, ammonia, and fertilizer shed, and machine operations.





Serves as a back-up to the Facility Operation Specialist


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


Responsible for maintaining the assigned equipment according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


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 or more years of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of fertilizer facility and equipment operations.


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


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.


Must obtain/have and maintain a valid Commercial Applicator’s core license with applicable weed, insect, and disease certifications.


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

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