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.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT*
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.
- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS*
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.
- OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS*
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.)
May include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
May be required to work at varying heights
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.