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Farmers Coop Society Agronomy Tech in Sioux Center, Iowa

Find your career with Farmers Coop Society today! We are a progressive coop in a growing industry, committed to providing the highest level of service to customers.

We strive to promote from within and offer a range of great career opportunities. You’ll enjoy doing rewarding work, receiving competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages.

When you join Farmers Coop Society, you’ll be joining a cooperative that has been proudly farmer owned since 1907.

Overall Job Function:

To assist lead and other agronomist(s) in support activities and to maintain and to proactively build long-term, profitable relationships with customers for Farmers Cooperative Society

Essential Job Functions:

At Farmers Cooperative Society the Agronomy Tech will:

  • Assist in support activities for lead and other agronomists including administrative work (blend sheets, customer and agronomist record keeping, product ordering and inventory management) and other activities with the objective of creating more sales time for agronomists.

  • Technical agronomy support for agronomists and core customer base including field scouting, sampling, diagnostics, and understanding and providing some recommendations back to agronomists.

  • Software and hardware lead and support person for SOILMAP for agronomy sales, operations, and administrative team. Includes accurate digital field set-up, product set-up, and customer information. Set-up and troubleshooting of application hardware and related systems. Expert familiarity of FCS IT systems that link to SOILMAP and related programs.

  • Warehouse management including product ordering, inventory, and customer assistance.

  • Operations support during key times of the year including operation of application equipment, product delivery, and assistance in around the yard, along with any other operational assistance.

  • Equipment maintenance at the location.

  • Attend key FCS meetings and training events.

  • Work with agronomists, operations manager, and agronomy manager on professional skill development.

  • Work in various areas and on various projects related to the agronomy department.

  • Participates in “special projects” when needed and other duties as assigned.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to operate and understand mobile equipment.

  • Possess mechanical skills to perform minor maintenance tasks

  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment, attention to unloading/loading trucks and moving equipment

  • Ability to handle stressful situations professionally

    Competencies:

  • High level of customer service focus

  • Advanced computer technology skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Supports a consistent professional image of the company

  • Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute

  • Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure

  • Work ethic of the highest integrity

  • Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals and deadlines

  • Effectively solve problems of the agronomy department

  • Comfort in adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

    Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

  • Progressive, positive work history

  • Technology acumen including Microsoft and Apple software platforms, advanced computer use

  • Class A CDL with tanker and Haz Mat endorsement

  • Custom application licenses

  • Certified Crop Advisor certification preferred

Work Requirements:

This position is based in a fast paced agricultural setting and is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided and must be utilized according to safety standards. Typical working hours are based on customer and organizational demand; hours may be long, irregular and including weekends and holidays during peak season.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and able to climb ladders. The physicality of this job is high.

Benefits:

  • 401k Company matches 50% up to 10%

  • Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment

  • Company bonus incentive

  • Excellent health insurance plans

  • Dental & Vision available

  • Short & Long Term Disability provided at no cost to you

  • Life Insurance

  • Identity Theft Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Clothing Allowance

  • 10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center

*FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. After reading the contents of this job description, I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this description for my records. I realize this document is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position; however, Farmers Cooperative Society reserves the right to revise, add or eliminate job functions and duties as conditions warrant. I also understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek to achieve the company’s goals. I further understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment, nor alter my status as an “at-will” employee.

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