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GROWMARK, Inc. Facility Operations Coordinator - AgVantage FS - Chapin, IA in Chapin, Iowa

  • AgVantage FS* is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, precision agronomy, agri-finance, and crop insurance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


Responsible for providing leadership for the operations of the fertilizer/chemical facility. Assists the area operations manager with fertilizer/chemical inventory management, blending, and facility asset maintenance.


Provides customer service and billing information and invoices in a timely and accurate manner to increase inventory accuracy, and maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization.

Operates and maintains facility equipment and machinery in a safe, efficient, and economical way.

Assist Plant Manager with fertilizer and crop protection; inventory; ordering; and month end procedures

Operates product blending equipment and loading / unloading equipment, including trucks

Collaborates with Location Managers and Crop Specialists on planning, organizing, directing and scheduling work assignments and product batching sequences for dry & liquid facilities

Completes delivery tickets, transfer tickets, and invoicing for fertilizer and crop protection loads

Performs equipment and machinery preventative maintenance, trouble-shooting, and maintenance of the dry & liquid facilities

Coordinate centralized dispatch functions of dry & liquid facilities

Assist in sales with prospective accounts and upgrades during the non-blending season. Sales will include but not limited to plant food, chemical, seed, custom application, and precision ag.


Responsible for maintaining the appearance of the facility according to company standards, maintains a safe environment of the facility, and maintains the appropriate professional image

Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts with logistics

Serves as a back-up custom applicator tending as needed. Includes chemical application, dry application, and NH3 application.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply

Performs all other duties as assigned


Normally requires an Associate’s degree in an applicable field, or the equivalent thereof, and 3 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of fertilizer facility operations, elevator operations, and equipment operations

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

Strong organizational & leadership skills

Obtain custom applicator license

Strong fertilizer & crop protection knowledge

Ability to close sales calls, provide agronomic solutions for walk in accounts

Prefer a general understanding of GROWMARK agronomy facility operations

Must obtain/have and maintain a valid CDL driver’s license with applicable endorsements, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to work extended hours during peak production times.

Frequently or continuously exposed or required to work in conditions that may include:

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • May include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

  • May be required to work at varying heights

  • Confined spaces

  • Lifting 51-70 lbs//

Demonstrates the ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.