Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 3-26-18

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.

Farm Mechanic for CSS Farms

A little about the business: CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. With operations in 13 states, CSS is one of the largest growers of chip potatoes and seed potatoes in North America. Our three main business segments include chip potato, seed potato and specialty potato production.

What you would be doing: The Farm Mechanic supports the Equipment Manager and Farm Manager in sustaining productive and economic farm operations by performing standard and advanced diagnostics, repair and maintenance on all farm equipment including but not limited to tractors, implements, engines and facilities.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must possess the physical body dexterity and coordination to bend, squat, twist, and crouch to achieve angle and positions required to perform various repairs. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the operation and repair of both gasoline and diesel engines. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with hydraulic operation and repairs as related to pumps, controls, and transmission components. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with electricity and components as it is related to equipment or machinery. Demonstrated knowledge of and/or the ability to learn about occupational hazards and safety precautions.

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Commodity Risk Advisor – Entry Level for Roach Ag. Marketing

A little about the business: Roach Ag. Marketing is an independent, full-service commodity advisory firm founded in 1978 to help farmers do a better job of marketing their crops and livestock. Roach Ag. spent its first 21 years in Perry, Iowa, before moving its’ headquarters to Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, we have 7 offices located across the Corn Belt to better serve our clients and provide intelligence to the home office about crop and livestock fundamentals throughout the United States.

What you would be doing: Entry level advisors will learn all aspects of the sales function including telephone skills, branding tools, market analysis and sales strategy in a commodity driven environment.  Most advisors will think about our position as a hybrid between a stock broker, accountant and salesperson.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in agricultural business preferred but not required; Communications, business and other majors can also be successful. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Must enjoy working in an office environment, hours on the phone while learning markets while teaching the company strategy to U.S. farmers. Must be internally motivated and able to work independently • Work experience involving customer relations is a plus, but not required. Successful completion of the series 3 trading exam within 1 year of completing the training program.

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Department Supervisor for Foster Farms

A little about the business: Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

What you would be doing: Responsible for ensuring that the Processing department meets company goals and standards on quality, yield, productivity, cost and safety. Collaborate with R&D and the Accounting Department to obtain analytical data to identify sound saving costs and implement yield and KPI tracking program. Responsible for the professional development and training of Line Supervisors and hourly employees, working with the guidelines of the company policies.

Qualifications: Must possess a B.S. or B.A. degree in Business Management or equivalent work force experience of five to ten (5-10) years in the food processing industry. Must demonstrate ability to communicate well verbally and in writing. Must exhibit good interpersonal and leadership skills. Must have strong statistical aptitude and mathematical background to perform calculations on yield, productivity, time cards, reports, etc. Must be able to evaluate supervisors fairly and objectively. Must be able to work well independently, exhibit strong internal drive to succeed.

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Facilities & Maintenance Technician for Agfinity

A little about the business: Agfinity is the largest agricultural cooperative in Colorado with retail operations in five communities.  As a cooperative we are distinguished from our competitors by our excellence in customer service and we consider people our greatest asset.  Every day our approach is to serve others and find a world of solutions beneficial to our members, customers and our company.  We are looking for values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation, and perseverance.  If you are committed to these values send us your resume now and become part of The Cooperative Difference!

What you would be doing: Oversees, coordinates and maintains facilities for all Agfinity retail sites. Technician is expected to be capable of performing repairs and periodic services to equipment in the following categories: Minor electrical, gasoline, plumbing, general mechanical the maintenance and cleaning of property.

Qualifications: HS Diploma or GED required. Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in a facility maintenance field required. Prior light mechanical experience required. Knowledge of tools, supplies and parts in a retail/industrial setting. Strong verbal and written communication skills & requires ability to communicate with all levels of staff and outside vendors. Must have organizational skills, specifically the ability to prioritize projects, work independently, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

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Chief Executive Officer for Intergro

A little about the business: For 40 years Intergro headquartered in Clearwater, FL has been focused on identifying new technologies and products to enhance our specialty crop growers’ ability to stay competitive in our highly competitive integrated global markets. Our product lines include plastic mulch film, pine tomato stakes, drip irrigation, tying twine, harvesting containers and soil amendments for our fruit, vegetable and greenhouse growers. We’re passionate about being innovative leaders in the industry helping to solve problems for our growers.

What you would be doing: You will be leading both long-term and short-term strategies, maximizing resources, defining growth plans and developing new product/services. You’ll be working closely with our customers to understand their needs and challenges as well as keeping a close eye on industry dynamics. We have a lean team at HQ where you will also be leading day-to-day management of team. We’re looking for an individual who can critically think through problems, is customer-centric and thrives in innovative organizations.

Qualifications: Are an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and highly-ethical leader with general management, salesforce management, channel management, marketing, and business development experience. Have a proven record of accomplishment in strategic planning, profit and loss management, product development and market development. Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; preferred master’s degree. Are comfortable and willing to travel up to 50% of the time to visit with customers and to manufacturing facilities. Have experience or strong exposure to the agriculture industry along with manufacturing/production– preferred.

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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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