Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 7-30-18

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.

Custom Applicator for Agtegra Cooperative

A little about the business: Merged South Dakota Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator officially launch as Agtegra Cooperative. Legacy Rich. Future Forward. For Generations to Come. We are Agtegra We strive to create a community of success for our employees and members – today, tomorrow and into the future. We build on stories of agriculture and the solutions that stem from a strong, stable and dependable foundation.

What you would be doing: Responsibilities to include chemical and fertilizer application, plant food mixing, transportation and crop management. Strong preference for someone with computer and GPS systems knowledge, however, will train the right candidate. The ideal applicant will also drive truck and help out in operations when needed.  We will help train the right candidate to obtain their CDL and Applicator’s License.

Qualifications: This qualified individual must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, possess excellent team work and people skills, and looking for a rewarding position with a growing company. Must have a good driving record and either have their CDL, or are in the process of obtaining a CDL license.

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Farm Diesel Mechanic for Schaefer Farms

A little about the business: We are a family owned and operated large commercial farm with diverse crops including kidney beans, sugar beets, carrots and corn located in western Minnesota and South Dakota. We are also partners in a bean processing plant offering services to neighboring farms. We pride ourselves on running a progressive farm operation that focuses on quality. We have an amazing work environment and a team made up of forward-thinking, driven individuals.

What you would be doing: As a Farm and Diesel Mechanic you will be troubleshooting and repairing a fleet of 100+ including tractors, heavy equipment, trucks, trailers, farm implements, harvesters, irrigation pivots and pick-ups. You will enjoy a wide variety of maintenance projects. We have a top-notch shop to work in with the right equipment including a service truck with crane and equipment to do engine overhauls when necessary.

Qualifications: This is the position for you if you have a solid background in either agriculture equipment maintenance, diesel repair and or strongly relatable experience in construction or military, you pride yourself on being a self-starter and being able to prioritize projects. you can handle larger projects and are forward-thinking on what parts and equipment will be needed ahead of time, you preferably have light fabrication/welding experience, low & high voltage electrical knowledge, and strong diesel and hydraulic experience.

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Chief Financial Officer for CSS Farms

A little about the business: Tasteful Selections, LLC, located in Arvin, California, is a specialty potato company whose mission is to delight the consumer with great tasting, easy to prepare, inspirational potato products. A joint venture between RPE, Inc., CSS Farms, Inc. and Plover River Farms, Inc., the company is a vertically integrated farming operation which grows, packs, and markets baby potatoes, fingerlings and seed potatoes. More information can be found at www.TastefulSelections.com.

What you would be doing: The CFO position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, including development of financial and operational strategies and metrics, enhancement and monitoring of control systems, and reporting of accurate financial results. This position has operational responsibility for the accounting, finance, and information technology of the company and will provide executive leadership to achieve the company’s strategic goals and vision. This executive level position will be exposed to diverse daily operations, as Tasteful Selections business encompasses growing and packaging.

Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance or Master’s Degree in Accounting. 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or mid-sized corporation. Experience managing financials, accounting in an agricultural business environment, and developing large teams. Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.

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Soil Scientist/Soil Agronomist for The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC

A little about the business: The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC is the second-largest US sugarbeet processor, growing sugarbeets on approximately 180,000 acres in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We manufacture industrial and retail sugar products marketed under the brand White Satin. We also produce and sell beet pulp, molasses, and other nutritious feed products for use by food and animal-feed manufacturers.

What you would be doing: We are seeking a Soil Scientist/Soil Agronomist to be a part of the Sugar Beet Quality Improvement Department (SBQI) team located in the Paul ID/Burley ID area. This position will lead research efforts to improve the understanding of fertility and fertility recommendations in sugarbeets including designing and conducting fertility research to improve and further refine best management practice recommendations for Grower Members. The position also includes participation in other SBQI trials and projects. The candidate will develop and maintain a working knowledge of the latest agronomic practices related to all aspects of growing, harvesting and storing sugarbeets. The candidate must have experience in statistics and replicated small plot research. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, and have strong customer service skills. The candidate will need to work collaboratively with the university, USDA-ARS and other researchers/staff to achieve the highest impact and quality sugarbeet research.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Soil Science, Agronomy or related field with an emphasis in soil related subjects (fertility, etc.). Minimum five (5) years of work related experience. Must have demonstrated the ability to work with growers. Must be able to write, speak and understand English. Ability to work within and enjoy a team-based environment. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle and equipment. Must possess or obtain and maintain all applicable State Consultant/Applicator License(s). Must be willingly and able to obtain and maintain a CDL. Certified Crop Advisor certification desirable. Specialization in Sustainable Agriculture desirable.

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Credit Manager for Agri-AFC, LLC

A little about the business: At Agri-AFC, our roots have been firmly planted in the Southeast since 2003. With offices in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama, we have made a name supporting crops of all varieties. From cultivation to harvest, our goal is to provide an abundance of information and resources, guiding you in all things agricultural. We take pride in equipping our clients and communities with the knowledge and resources required for a successful harvest. The experienced team at Agri-AFC is here to serve you with a wealth of information on the latest agricultural products, technologies, and research.

What you would be doing: Establish credit limits for new customers and monitor all accounts based on current financial information, business pay history, and current credit reports. Analyze customer financial information to provide insight and guidance for potential third-party financing options. Manage account and note receivables according to company policy.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Prefer Credit/Loan experience, preferably in an Ag financial role. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office applications

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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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