Agriculture Jobs of the Week 10-11-21

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Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 10-11-21

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. 

Area Sow Farm Manager for Holden Farms

A little about the business: Welcome to Holden Farms! The Holden family has been farming in Northfield, Minnesota since our great-grandfather John Holden and his family moved here in 1876. From John Holden to our grandparents William and Mathilda Holden, to our parents Howard and Evelyn Holden, to our family today, one thing has remained constant: a dedication to hard work, honesty, and respect for the people, land, and animals with which we work.

We operate three turkey farms, own 55,000 sows, and have nearly 200 contract partners throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. And while we place tremendous value on our history and heritage, we’re also proud of the innovative, forward-thinking company that we’ve become.

What you would be doing:

  • Communicate and promote Holden Farm’s core values and goals to employees.
  • Provide leadership to your teams through strong communication, proactive prioritization, and effective delegation.
  • Effectively collaborate with Sow Farm Supervisors, and other Management team members to reach farm and company goals.
  • Attract, develop, and motivate employees while effectively delegating and measuring performance.
  • Analyze the root cause of performance issues and execute action to restore performance.
  • Collaborate with Sow Farm Managers to define appropriate staffing levels and work to maintain that level consistently.

Qualifications: 

  • 5 years experience in management of 10 or more employees
  • Bachelor’s degree in management or relevant experience; MBA a plus
  • Proficient with computers, smartphones, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to have difficult conversations and achieve desired results

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Engineering Project Manager for ZIVO Bioscience, Inc.

A little about the business: ZIVO Bioscience, Inc.headquartered in Keego Harbor, MI is dedicated to the study, development, and commercialization of natural nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from our proprietary algal strains. The ZIVO algae strain provides a sustainable source of vitamins, prebiotics, micronutrients, and protein with a reduced carbon footprint. As such, we are conducting an accelerated program of testing and validation to meet FDA standards for safety and consistent quality. We are in the design and pilot phase of the build, and start-up of several large-scale microalgae farms in warm-temperate and semi-tropical regions to produce our proprietary strains licensed to each such farm.

What you would be doing: 

  • Lead the construction and successful startup of both types of our micro-alga production facilities, both open pond farms and photobioreactor facilities.
  • Drive communication with the external design team, internal stakeholders, sub-consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Analyze, recommend, and implement activities that will maximize productivity and reduce costs within the manufacturing processes.
  • Provide construction engineering support and management.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot equipment design and functional issues.
  • Manage tight time constraints and utilize a combination of time management and vendor coordination abilities.

Qualifications: 

  • BSc/BA in mechanical, chemical, systems or civil engineering, food processing engineering or relevant field required; Masters degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive engineering experience with 5+ years of PM experience with large new sites and/or capital projects.
  • Experience with water management, specifically the movement and displacement of water and regulated food and beverage production facilities.
  • Previous experience with brownfield or greenfield plants is highly preferred.

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Farm Equipment Mechanic for Bane-Welker Equipment

A little about the business: Welcome to Bane-Welker Equipment! Our rich histories span more than 50 years servicing the needs of customers across Indiana, Ohio, and beyond. We take pride in the measurable and meaningful difference we make in our customers’ businesses and are 100% employee-owned.

What you would be doing:

  • Performs repair and maintenance work on equipment, in accordance with time schedules as assigned by the service manager.
  • Makes certain that work assignment is correct, ask for clarification if there are questions.
  • Maintains tools and equipment, and notify the service manager if tools need replacement, or new tools are needed.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the working area and presents a neat and professional appearance.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the customer’s equipment.
  • Assists in expediting of parts orders to avoid wasting time.
  • Notifies the service manager, dispatcher, and/or service salesman if delays are expected, or if a part needs to be ordered. 

Qualifications: 

  • A customer-centric and “be of service” attitude.
  • Proven knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of agricultural equipment.
  • Outstanding knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Mechanical ability and familiarization with testing equipment and diagnostic procedures.
  • Excellent skills in operating vehicles and equipment used for diagnostic purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license.

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Crop Insurance Agent for Western Agency

A little about the business: Western Agency is a 45+ year-old small business with a great reputation for serving as a key insurance advisor to customers and communities.  Established in 1976, Western Agency has grown to become the region’s largest independent insurance agency and the mission continues to help our neighbors on farms and ranches throughout North and South Dakota representing more than 1,250 farms, 750 commercial properties, and countless Western Agency policyholders.

What you would be doing: 

  • Actively and consistently pursue new prospect appointments through various outreach strategies.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding insurance availability, eligibility, coverage, policy changes, claims submissions, and billing verification.
  • Become familiar with products, services, and systems and participate in training provided by the agency.
  • Effectively coordinate with account management and support teams.
  • Maintain trust and working relationships with various insurance carrier partners.

Qualifications: 

  • Willingness to obtain their ND Insurance License.  Our agency will help prepare you for and acquire your license appointment with the State of ND.
  • Farming and/or Ranching background is preferred OR strong sales with a willingness to immerse yourself in the agricultural industry.
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

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Applicator for Central Valley Ag

A little about the business: Central Valley Ag - CVA is a member-owned farmers' cooperative headquartered in York, NE with locations throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. Established in 2003, CVA has over 900 employees and is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.

What you would be doing: 

  • Performs custom application of fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides with dry and liquid machines.
  • Responsible for upkeep and repairs of the application equipment they operate.
  • Understands and complies with safety and governmental regulations.
  • Takes customer orders at the liquid, chemical, and dry plant.
  • Loads and unloads fertilizer as required at liquid and dry plant.
  • Loads and unloads chemicals at liquid plant.
  • Loads and unloads corn, soybean, and alfalfa seed products.
  • Maintains levels at liquid and dry plant.

Qualifications:

  • General mechanical ability required.
  • Integrity and good judgment skills required.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Must be a quick learner and have the ability to multi-task.
  • One to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a Class B CDL with hazmat and tanker endorsement.

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Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer is the Client Success & Marketing Manager at AgHires. Karyn enjoys learning and discovering new ways to help job seekers and clients to reach their goals. AgHires helps agricultural and food production companies find the employees they need to run a successful business.