Positions  07/25/18 3:09:43 PM

Northern Country Coop currently has a full-time feed mill operator / truck driver position available at the LeRoy, MN location and a full-time general laborer at the Lansing, MN location.

Contact Doug Frodl at 507-402-0222.  Employment application on this site.

Location:  LeRoy, MN
Classification:  Full Time
Description:  To efficiently operate computerized feed manufacturing equipment and to mix and process ingredients to company specified formulations and quality guidelines.  Delivery of manufactured feed products to customers and provide related customer service in a safe and effective manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To provide the following:
  • Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by Northern Country Cooperative’s Personnel Management Policies Handbook.
  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load out equipment, micro ingredient addition and grinding equipment.
  • Maintain inventory at desired levels.
  • Fulfills all reporting and recordkeeping requirements as required.
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by the HACCP Program, cGMP’s and other manufacturing and regulatory controls.
  • Learns and understands the customer’s livestock operation well enough to avoid errors when making deliveries.
  • Follows established flushing and sequencing procedures to avoid cross-contamination of products.
  • Routinely checks truck compartments for feed hang ups between loads.
  • Perform housekeeping duties and maintains a clean working environment.
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensures no spread of livestock disease.
  • Delivers bulk feed to customers specifications.
  • Always ensures a quality product before unloading.
  • Follows established flushing and sequencing procedures to avoid cross-contamination of products.
  • Performs maintenance of truck & equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Other Requirements:
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • Class A CDL
  • Must pass drug test(s)
General Laborer
Position Summary: The general laborer is responsible for helping in the grain and/or agronomy areas at each location.  Working with grain, maintenance, truck driving and other jobs necessary at each location.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Report for work as scheduled.
  • Know and follow all company safety policies and procedures. Perform work in a safe manner.
  • Demonstrate work habits that develop, build and suport the team concept within Northern Country Coop
  • Perform daily maintenance checks on all running equipment and trucks.
  • Make minor improvements on equipment and facilities, as needed.
  • Courteously and efficiently receive and disburse grain.
  • Operate receiving control room and dryers.
  • Prepare rail cars and load cars according to specifications.
  • Perform general housekeeping (ie. Sweep and clean grain and fertilizer plants, shop, warehouse, etc.) to maintain dust levels as well as Northern Country Coop’s image.
  • Assist with other locations, as needed.
  • Must be a team player, who is self-motivated, detail oriented and dependable
  • Receives all ingredients and/or commodities and transfers to appropriate bins.
  • Maintains and promotes a safe work environment
  • Comply with current Northern Country Coop’s credit policies.
Other Related Tasks:
  • Represent yourself and NCC professionally at all times in action and appearance – positively enriching the culture of NCC.
  • Work in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Follow up to ensure that work has been completed as assigned.
  • Attend safety and related job trainings as they become available.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager.
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, customers and the general public.
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Self-starter that performs accurate work and meets deadlines.
  • Be willing to put the team first in decision making and overall management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to make independent judgments, which have moderate impacts on the organization.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Requires physical strength and dexterity to walk, stand, bend, climb, reach, stoop, twist and lift/carry 50 – 100 pounds.
  • Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.
  • Ability to climb high heights and perform routine maintenance on equipment. 
  • Vision, hearing and speech essential.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hand coordination to use computer.
  • May require a valid driver’s license (CDL preferred). While traveling may have contact with hazardous materials and drive/travel and work in adverse weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and use hands.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Employee is mostly exposed to an environment controlled office/building
  • Employee can also be exposed to outside weather conditions that include but are not limited to heat, cold, humid conditions, dry conditions, rain, snow and dust.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
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