Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 10-14-19

AgHires works hard to be the number one resource for top jobs in agriculture. The agriculture industry provides a variety of job opportunities that range far and wide. Take a moment to search through the thousands of current job openings on AgHires.com, and check out this week’s top Agriculture Jobs of the Week below. 

Grain Merchandising Department Manager for CHS, Inc.

A little about the business: CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

What you would be doing: 

  • Merchandise overall grain positions in accordance with company policy.
  • Create budgets and have full responsibility of the P & L statement.
  • Implement and administer marketing programs with farmer patrons.
  • Coordinate movement of grain, receiving, grading, loading, and storage among elevator facilities to maximize profitability and meet objectives of General Manager and Assistant General Manager.
  • Communicate with General Manager, Assistant General Manager and/or line merchandisers on grain positions and grain programs.
  • Keep abreast of market conditions and area crop conditions to minimize exposure and maximize profitability.

Qualifications: 

  • You have 5+ years of experience with grain merchandising, grain procurement or grain origination.
  • You would enjoy expanding your leadership skills and leading a team (prior management experience is not required).
  • You are detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Agri Industries, Inc.

A little about the business: Welcome to Agri Industries! We’re a family-owned operation providing irrigation and water well drilling systems and services to northern North Dakota and Montana. With two locations and a dedicated team of over 100 employees, we provide a one-stop shop to our customers including underground construction, installs and repairs. We’re a Valley Irrigation Performance Plus dealer. We pride ourselves on being a true partner with our employees and offering a great place to work.

What you would be doing: 

  • Evaluate and diagnose mechanical problems with mobile heavy equipment throughout our construction operations
  • Travel to various remote sites to accomplish field repairs on machines that have broken down in places where relocating them to the main shop would be counterproductive
  • Communicate clearly with mechanical technicians and other team members providing support services during repair operations
  • Document various steps taken throughout the repair process to ensure consistency in future repairs and in reporting on resources and supplies used
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various mechanical systems that go into each piece of mobile construction equipment in our operation’s various locations
  • Supervise and train technicians and other support staff members whose primary responsibilities consist of assisting with operations

Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic or diesel technician working on similar equipment
  • Strong mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system experience with heavy equipment
  • Prior farming and/or agriculture experience; highly preferred or strong understanding of the industry
  • Completion of technical certification program for mobile heavy equipment repair preferred, but not required with experience
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record

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Field Sales Agronomist for Central Valley Ag (CVA)

A little about the business: Central Valley Ag (CVA) is a member-owned farmers cooperative located in central and northeastern Nebraska. Established in 2003, CVA has 365 employees across our trade area that provides agronomy, grain, and feed services to over 10,000 farmers and ranchers.

What you would be doing: 

  • Responsible for consulting with producers and making appropriate recommendations of fertilizer, seed, chemical and GPS products and services.
  • Responsible for maintaining current customer base and developing new business.
  • Carries out and is responsible for the development of the agronomy marketing program for location.
  • Responsible for maintaining high customer satisfaction by handling complaints professionally.
  • Calls on prospective producers to build new business and to increase sales.
  • Facilities in the logistics of custom application equipment and product.

Qualifications: 

  • Good speaking, writing and time management skills required.
  • Must possess problem solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to use good judgment and decision making.
  • General mathematics and accounting skills required.
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Three to four years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

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Agriculture Equipment Inside Sales for Dawson Tire & Wheel

A little about the business: Dawson Tire & Wheel is North America’s premier supplier of wheels and assemblies for the agriculture industry including application on center pivots, tractors, grain carts, sprayers, combines, forage harvesters and more.  We’re family-owned and developed this company over twenty years ago out of strong need to serve the market.  Today, we have four locations in the US and Canada and growing. Our mission is Helping People Grow, which not only included a focus on helping our customers grow, but also our valuable team.

What you would be doing:

  • Hitting individual contact, sales and quote goals
  • Working with outside sales rep to complete quotes for customers when rep is on the road
  • Being the in-house contact for outside reps for any product knowledge needs
  • Taking inbound calls from customers
  • Communicating with customers to determine needs
  • Ensuring quotes returned to customers in a timely manner & accurately

Qualifications: 

  • You have strong agricultural equipment and/or farming knowledge
  • You have prior experience in sales and/or product specialist roles
  • You are extremely detail oriented and are willing to jump in to assist in all areas of the sales process
  • Ability to manage the full sales cycle from prospecting to close

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Custom Applicator for MKC

A little about the business: MKC is one of the leading agricultural companies in central Kansas.

What you would be doing: 

  • Perform spraying, spreading and tendering duties properly and in accordance with (job orders) delivery tickets.
  • Operate and maintain spraying, spreading and tendering equipment properly and in accordance with manufacture’s maintenance manuals and operator manuals. Report need for maintenance work or replacement of equipment to Agronomy Operations Manager when necessary.
  • Mix fertilizer and chemicals properly in accordance with quality standards.
  • Report inventory needs to Agronomy Operations Manager immediately.
  • Invoice all product deliveries promptly and accurately, ensuring all tickets are turned in to the office accurately on a daily basis, ensure all cash receipts are turned in daily to office, and present a copy of the transaction to each customer.
  • Fill out application records completely and accurately, submit application records to your supervisor daily, and inform your supervisor of discrepancies in your reports as soon as you are aware of them.

Qualifications: 

  • Current operational knowledge of all spray rigs and tender trucks located at assigned location and knowledge of applicable OSHA, State, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  • Current operational knowledge of the equipment in the chemical and fertilizer plant.
  • Good working knowledge of MSDS information on chemicals and fertilizer being handled.
  • Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  • Custom Applicator’s License.
  • Ability to deal with emotional customers and help resolve complaints.
  • Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.

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The opportunities within the agriculture industry are endless. Whether you are looking to start your journey or take the next step in your agriculture career, there is a place for you. Go to AgHires.com to search thousands of current job openings, ranging from agronomy jobs to marketing jobs to service technician jobs. New jobs are uploaded to our website daily.

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