Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 5-14-18

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, and check out the five we have highlighted below.

Area Manager for Cooperative Producers, Inc.

A little about the business: Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Hastings, Nebraska which currently operates in South Central Nebraska in 32 communities, with over 400 employees. We offer a wide range of products and services in our agronomy, energy, feed and grain divisions. We are committed to agriculture and delivering value to our patrons.

What you would be doing: In this position you will manage Grain and Agronomy production and distribution operations for the location in a manner that will optimize CPI’s market share and savings, improve efficiency, resulting in outstanding customer service. Support CPI’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values. Ensure compliance with CPI policies, regulations, procedures, and practices including all local, state, and federal laws.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and three years related experience, or a minimum of four years or more related experience and/or training with agricultural commodities and material handling equipment. An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree is a plus. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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National Director, American Humane Farm Program for American Humane

A little about the business: Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

What you would be doing: The National Director, American Humane Farm Program serves as program leader for the first and largest third-party farm animal welfare audit program in the nation, the American Humane Certified program, under American Humane’s Farm Program. The person in this position is responsible for driving program growth, recruiting new producers and broadening program reach while maintaining strong relationships with existing certified producers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in related field preferred. Ability to run a successful business or program, including budget management required. Diversity of marketing and sales experience strongly desired. Additional experience in some or all of the following fields highly preferred: agricultural animal health and welfare, agriculture industry (including allied groups), food supply chain, government (state or national), principles and practices associated with animal welfare including animal husbandry or humane education.

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Journey Level Mechanic 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: Insure equipment is operating in a safe and optimal manner. Effectively troubleshoot and repair all equipment in an expert manner. Carry out preventative maintenance efficiently and expertly. Interact with production, co-workers and vendors/contractors in an efficient, safe, and professional manner.

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform work at a Journeyman Level, which would constitute advancement to a Journeyman position. Must be familiar with centrifugal pumps, PD pumps, and progressive cavity pumps, understand gear ratios and speeds, use hand and operate power tools. Must be able to perform quality welds in an overhead, vertical and horizontal position using MIG, TIG and ARC and more.

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Structural Designer for AGCO

A little about the business: We are a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions. We work tirelessly to help make today’s farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.

What you would be doing: The Designer/Detailer-Structures is responsible for the Solid Modeling, Design and Detailing of GSI Structures

Qualifications: Associates Degree in Design or Drafting preferred. Structural Steel Detailing experience preferred. Proficiency in Solid Modeling required – experience with PTC/Creo 3D modeling preferred. Microsoft Office Proficiency required. Ability to work with a cross functional team. Self-starter capable of working in a fast paced, customer order driven environment, expected to meet timelines with little input from management. Must be very detail oriented with high standard of Quality.

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Security Guard for USDA

A little about the business: We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

What you would be doing: Incumbent controls the operation of the main Center entry/exit and monitors all traffic coming into and leaving the Center. Is responsible for greeting and screening all visitors, issuing badges/passes for access to the Center, provide directions or escort responsibility, and notifies relevant staff of visitor presence.

Qualifications: Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans’ preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months.

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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 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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