Valley Coop, Inc.
Valley Coop, Inc. is accepting applications for a motivated Custom Applicator for our Hackney location. This position is responsible for superior customer service and successful operations in our agronomy department. The job will entail ag chemical and fertilizer application with our spray rigs and floaters with most equipment being newer Case IH Patriots and Titans. The successful applicant is expected to be able to mix chemicals and fertilizers as recommended, maintain and service applicator equipment, deal with customers professionally, have some agronomic background and knowledge and be willing to assist with other operations at the coop. The employee must be able to work well on a team and take direction from management. It will be expected that employee will acquire a CDL and a 1A applicator’s license if they do not currently have them. The hackney location also has grain and feed operations that the employee will work in when agronomic activities are not going on.
Additional responsibilities include working with Valley Coop’s management team to ensure efficiency, teamwork, and safety.
The Coop provides excellent Benefits including: health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance; a flexible benefits plan; and a 401k and retirement plan! Pay is commensurate with experience.
Qualifications A successful candidate will have excellent customer service and leadership skills, initiative, and good working knowledge of agronomy. In addition, the candidate will possess strong organizational and recordkeeping skills and the ability to keep commitments. Applicants with a 1A Applicator’s License is preferred, but would be willing to work with candidate to attain one.
Requirements The position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; basic computer operation skills; and education and/or experience in agronomic practices and computer technologies. The right candidate must be willing to work long hours and on weekends as necessary. Driving requirements include a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required. A commercial driver’s license (with Hazmat endorsement) is preferred. Additional requirements include frequently lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving over 100 pounds; and frequently climbing ladders (may range from 20’ to 180’) and stairs.
About Valley Coop, Inc. The Valley Coop, Inc., is a successful full-service agricultural cooperative in South Central Kansas. The main office is located in Winfield, Kansas. The Coop specializes in grain handling and marketing, agronomy services including fertilizer, chemical, feed and fuel. The Cooperative has annual sales over 35 million dollars with over 2.6 million bushels of grain storage capacity. They also have branch locations located in Atlanta, Burden, New Salem, Hackney and Kellogg. Please visit their website at www.vcoop.com.
Applications Candidates may send their cover letter and resume to James Jirak, General Manager by Friday, March 31st, 2017. Valley Coop, Inc. c/o James Jirak, General Manager 811 Mill Street Winfield, KS 67156 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Coop, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.