Agriculture Jobs of the Week 5/20/24

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Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 5/20/24

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 this week’s top Agriculture Jobs of the Week below. 

Agronomy Sales Specialist for AgBest

A little about the business: AgBest is a farmer owned cooperative with Agronomy and Energy branches located throughout East Central Indiana since 1930. AgBest offers a broad range of agricultural inputs and custom services to support the varied farming operations in our market. We provide major product lines including petroleum and LP gas, feed, fertilizer, crop protection and seed. 

AgBest is currently searching for Retail Agronomy Sales Specialist (Agronomist) who is dedicated to providing agronomic advice and outstanding service to our growers. We are looking for individuals to not only take care of our current customer base, but to also prospect and grow the business in the Hartford City and Dunkirk, Indiana areas.

What you would be doing: 

  • Make sales calls throughout assigned territories to determine agronomy needs, create solutions and build long term relationships with customers that will generate sales of seed, fertilizer, ag chemicals and crop consulting services.
  • Develop and maintain a current list of customers and prospects and rate them based on potential size of operation, credit worthiness and other pertinent marketing information to determine how to best help our growers.
  • Keep current on agronomic products, trends, problems, services, and resources to sell agronomy products in an ethical manor.
  • Relays competitive sales, pricing and marketing information to management in a timely manner.

What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in agriculture or business, or high school diploma (or the equivalent thereof) and five years or more of related work experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate essential abilities including business knowledge, personnel management, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
  • Ability to work across business functions, handle multiple tasks, follow established process, and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals to achieve business targets while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Match Plan, Paid Time off and Life and Disability coverage for those who qualify.

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Mechanic for Bethel Farms

A little about the business: At Bethel Farms, we cultivate a supportive, collaborative, family-like culture that motivates our team members to give their best and realize their full potential. New ideas and an innovative spirit are welcomed and appreciated. Our relationships are built on trust, mutual respect, open communication, and a shared sense of purpose. We value our team members for their unique strengths and contributions and the integral role they each play in the overall success of our business.   

What you would be doing: 

  • Reassemble machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and mments as necessary.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
  • Record details of repairs made, parts used, labor required.

What we're looking for:

  • 3-5 yrs. heavy duty diesel mechanic experience fixing equipment such as tractors, harvesters, seeders, and sprayers
  • Valid FL driver’s license, CDL preferred.
  • Must have own tools
  • Certification/licensing preferred

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Animal Care Technician for eGenesis

A little about the business: At eGenesis, we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing.

We are looking for an Animal Care Technician to join our team in Indiana (about an hour North of Lafayette). The Animal Care Technician will be responsible for animal care, cleaning, and communication between neonatal and veterinary staff. 

What you would be doing: 

  • Perform daily care of piglets in eGenesis facilities
  • Interpret and report piglet health status: Express interest in furthering knowledge pertaining to piglet health, Work with all team members to fully understand each piglet’s medical history, Communicate piglet clinical signs with supervisor and veterinary staff.
  • Participate in department, division, and other meetings as requested.

What we're looking for: 

  • Exposure to animal handling and basic animal health concerns. Knowledge of equipment disinfection and infection control practices
  • An eagerness to learn or further knowledge relating to animal health
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

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Grain Elevator - Feed Mill Manager for Walton Elevator Co.

A little about the business: Welcome to Walton Elevator! We’re a grain facility located in Walton, Indiana (13 miles north of Kokomo, IN) we offer grain storage and feed mixes for cattle, swine, equine, and poultry. 

We’re hiring a Grain Elevator – Feed Mill Manager who is highly motivated to join our team. In this role you will be responsible for purchasing grain from local producers and reselling the product.

What you would be doing: 

  • Purchasing, selling, and maintaining outstanding condition of grain.
  • Scheduling logistics of transferred product.
  • Maintain grain dryers and storage bins.
  • Oversee a staff, providing daily direction, coaching, and monitoring performance.
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to customer inquiry and needs.
  • Manage safely, legally, ethically, morally, and profitably.

What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, or other related field.
  • 2 years of prior experience is preferred but not required. We are willing to train!
  • Outstanding leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
  • Dedicated and motivated to building a strong team environment.
  • Valid Driver’s license and willingness to obtain a CDL.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience and paid time off.

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Lab Technician for Verbio

A little about the business: The Verbio Nevada Biorefinery is the first industrial scale renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in North America using agricultural residues as its feedstock. The plant is 100% owned by Verbio North America Holdings Corporation.

Verbio is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven Lab Technician, for its biomethane and ethanol production facility located at 59219 Lincoln Highway, Nevada, IA 50201.

What you would be doing: 

  • Performs routine laboratory test of production and environmental samples to ensure the quality of final product and environmental discharge levels.
  • In charge of day-to-day testing in line with standard operating procedures to ensure proper plant operations.
  • Enters laboratory test data into spreadsheets and generates reports as required.
  • Understanding lab data and how it pertains to plant operations.
  • Communicates laboratory analyses to plant personnel.

What we're looking for:

  • Previous laboratory experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday day-time hours at the Nevada, Iowa site.
  • Ability to be available when needed for emergency calls.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience 
  • Comprehensive benefits package beginning day one, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Company paid short & long-term disability coverage as well as AD&D.
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time with additional leave plan
  • 10 paid holidays, 15 days of paid vacation time, 5 sick/personal days
  • Automatic 5% employer contribution into a 401(k) account after 90 days.
  • Quick career advancement and bonus opportunities
  • Career Development: on-the-job training and skills development.

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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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Lila Huelster

Lila Huelster

Lila Huelster is the Marketing Coordinator at AgHires. Her long-time interest in agriculture led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Communications where she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. Lila spent her first two years with AgHires as a Recruiter, with a prior background in social media marketing and copywriting. At AgHires, she is passionate about using her recruiting and marketing expertise to create helpful resources for employers and job seekers across the industry.