Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 2-19-18

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 the five we have highlighted below.

Applicator for Central Valley AG

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 provide agronomy, grain, and feed services to over 10,000 farmers and ranchers. Advanced Cropping Systems and ProEdge Marketing are innovative programs available for producers to work with experts who can aide in GPS, Grid Sampling, and Risk Management. Full-service feed milling and delivery from an HACCP approved feed mill, gives us the ability to provide feed products that fit your individual needs.

What you would be doing: As an Applicator at Central Valley Ag, you will be responsible for the application of agronomy products and to perform needed maintenance.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required. One to three months’ related experience and/or training or equivalent, combination of education and experience preferred. General mechanical ability required. Integrity and good judgment skills required. Excellent customer service skills required. Must be a quick learner and have the ability to multi-task.

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Senior Sales Manager for The Andersons Inc

A little about the business: The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company now has operations in 14 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. For more, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com

What you would be doing: Leads execution of sales and marketing plans and strategies for an assigned product/business segment, geography, or national accounts for the Grain Group located in Clymers, IN.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. 7-10 years’ relevant experience required.

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Farm Operations Lead for Lennard Ag Co.

A little about the business: We are a 10,000+ acre diversified farming operation with two locations in Northern, IN and SE Michigan growing potatoes, tomatoes, seed corn and grain.  With deep roots in agriculture and on its third generation, we thrive on being progressive industry leaders.  Our team is passionate about ag and shares a focus of continuous improvement.  Given our leadership team has engineering backgrounds, we prefer to hire out-of-the-box thinkers who enjoy bringing new ideas to the table.

What you would be doing: We’re hiring a full-time, year-round Field Operations Lead to our team focusing on our tomato crop operation. Focus on maximizing efficiency and utilization of people, equipment and resources.  You work closely with the Farm Operations Manager to lead crop planting, irrigation and harvest of tomatoes also leading 10-20 people during peak season.  During the winter you will focus on specialty projects in the shop.  This is a hands-on role where you will be jumping in to work on equipment while coordinating what’s going on in the field.

Qualifications: Hold an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred, not required ideally in diesel tech, mechanical engineering, agriculture, crop and soil science or relatable field. Have proven experience in leading a team and have the knowledge and ability to assist with equipment repairs (this is not a full-time mechanic role, however, on the farm in this role you will need to be able to jump in on basic repairs). Experience in either production farming, engineering, military, agribusiness or construction. Ability to work heavy peak hours; 6 weeks during planting season and 10 weeks during harvest.

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Landscape – Irrigation Technician for Stay Green Inc.

A little about the business: Company Description Stay Green Inc. is a landscape maintenance company with several job locations – Santa Clarita, Sun Valley, Castaic and Oxnard. With a focus on client service, eye-catching quality, uncompromising professionalism and concern for the environment, Stay Green is the natural choice for professional landscape management for property management firms, homeowners’ associations, commercial, industrial, retail, municipalities and golf courses throughout Southern California.

What you would be doing: The primary role of the Irrigation Technician is to maintain and repair existing irrigation and the installation of new irrigation. Irrigation Technician is to manage, direct and exceed assigned field jobs and provide support to Crew Leaders and Production Managers, while maintaining the highest efficiency, safety and production standards.

Qualifications:  The Irrigation Technician must have at least two years of experience related to irrigation systems and have a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License with good driving record as required by our insurance company standards. Also have the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines and possess technical knowledge of commercial and landscape maintenance practices. The Irrigation Technician will also have the ability to read, write and speak English and Spanish.

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Industrial Electrician

A little about the business: We are a century old company that is re-opening it’s doors in Summerville, SC. We produce fiber cement siding at this facility. We offer competitive pay and outstanding benefits to all of our employees on the first day of hire!  

What you would be doing: You’re the kind of Electrician who is detail oriented and a drive professional who desires to succeed. You excel at preventative maintenance for your facility and all types of equipment. You’re known for your ability to effectively perform tests to determine the root cause of malfunctions. You enjoy a challenging work environment with many benefits and opportunities to develop and grow with in your organization.

Qualifications: 3 or more years maintenance experience in a continuous operating (24/7) manufacturing environment. Strong electrical and mechanical technical knowledge. Experience working with a CMMS. At least 5 years Industrial Electrical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be willing to work a rotating shift. Allen Bradley PLC and Wonderware experience is a plus. Must have proven experience and ability in mechanical, electrical and electronic maintenance troubleshooting techniques.

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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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