Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 2-26-18

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.

Food Safety & Quality Control Specialist for Hansen-Mueller Co.

A little about the business: Hansen-Mueller Co. provides an individualized approach to grain merchandising through price discovery, marketing, transportation and logistics throughout the world. We provide a range of services in bulk commodity logistics. From on-farm grain loading by truck, to ocean vessels and everything in between, we have the experience, the contacts and the facilities to assist you with importing, exporting, storing and trans-loading bulk commodities.

What you would be doing: As a Food Safety (Grain) & Quality Control Specialist, you will help with the development and implementation of our new program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Food Science or related field and 2+ years’ experience in the food industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, feed mill processing, SPC, and statistics; preferred. Minimum of 5 years of agriculture, farming, and grain experience. Minimum of 2 years of food safety (grain) experience including some knowledge of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, GFSI, FSMA, Non-GMO Certification, Organic Certification and SSOP requirements. USDA/HACCP experience preferred. SQF certification preferred.

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Farm Equipment Operator for Daniels Farm Partnership

A little about the business: We are a 3,000 acre, 3rd generation operation located in Hornersville, MO. At Daniels Farms, our employees are treated like family. Conservation and sustainability are at the forefront of our operation, making sure to provide future generations with the resources that have provided for the generations before. We create a work environment where employees can thrive and progress in their career.

What you would be doing: We are currently looking for a Farm Equipment Operator to be located in Hornersville, MO. This position offers a wide variety of responsibilities where you will be working closely with a team to achieve production objectives.  Your role will change by the season from operating equipment, performing maintenance and repairs, assisting with hauling rice, etc. We also help our employees grow their career and provide opportunities for learning and advancement.

Qualifications: Passionate about the agriculture industry or have relatable skills and looking to get into farming. Excited by variety in your daily work. Enjoy working outdoors and are comfortable with the longer hours especially during planting and harvest. Possess heavy equipment knowledge and have mechanical skills. Valid driver’s license.

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Inventory and Purchasing Manager for Teeter Irrigation

A little about the business: Welcome to Teeter Irrigation headquartered in Ulysses, KS! We have over 40 years of expertise in the irrigation business. Through our humble beginnings out of a garage to our growth to nine locations today, our passion for agriculture and serving our customers has remained steadfast.  Our focus at Teeter is to make every drop of water count. We’re a diversified organization; we sell and service Valley Irrigation pivots as well as provide parts for irrigation. We also provide underground installation as well as pivot insurance.  

What you would be doing: As the Inventory & Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for approval of all inventory for the company including procurement of parts, tools and equipment as well as price negotiation, delivery and credit terms for all locations. You will build relationships with vendors, evaluate agreements and determine the most cost-effective inventory and reorder levels. You will develop processes and practices to manage accurate inventory. Partner with each location to ensure systems and practices are being utilized consistently.

Qualifications: Hold a Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, operations, agri-business or relatable field; OR equivalent work experience. CPIM certification is a plus, not required. Prior experience in inventory control management, supply chain, distribution, procurement, warehouse management or relatable field. Prior experience in data analysis and forecasting. Prefer structure and are extremely detail oriented by nature.

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Farm Manager – Organic Vegetable Production for Willowsford Conservancy

A little about the business: Willowsford Conservancy is an integral part of the developing Willowsford community, located in Aldie and Ashburn, Virginia.  A non-profit established in 2011, the Conservancy is the steward of 2,000 acres of open space.  Its mission is “… the viable, long-term use of the land, integrating farming, recreation, conservation and education to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Willowsford and the greater community.”

What you would be doing: Willowsford Conservancy is seeking a full-time, year-round Farm Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations and long-term development of Willowsford Farm, a sustainably-managed farm in northern Virginia that grows and sells fresh produce, eggs and value-added products directly to residents of Willowsford and surrounding communities.  

Qualifications:  BS or MS degree in Agronomy, Production Ag or related degree required, preferably with emphasis in organic or sustainable agriculture. At least 5 years of hands-on and management experience in organic vegetable production with knowledge of a wide range of crops and growing practices.  Must include experience with farm business management, facility management, employee supervision, CSA, and marketing.

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Quality Specialist for A to Z Drying

A little about the business: A to Z Drying Inc., is an Iowa corporation with production facilities in Osage, Iowa. Founded in 1972, A to Z Drying Inc. offers custom spray drying, blending, packaging, and warehousing. A to Z Drying Inc. provides cost-effective manufacturing with clients including fortune 500 companies.

What you would be doing: Independently analyze internal and external customer requests to ensure production orders are created accurately taking into consideration compliance requirements, client manufacturing directions, and internal process requirements. Investigate and resolve documentation, calculation and commodity problems by communicating with the correct client contacts.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. Associates degree or equivalent work experience will be considered.

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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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