Careers

“Pleasure In The Job Puts Perfection In The Work.” – Aristotle

For more than 70 years, we have relied on hard-working and passionate employees to help us maximize our service to customers. Employees of Northside Elevator embody a work ethic and devotion to customer service that is second to none. We look for individuals who want to make a difference… where a job becomes an occupation and a pathway to personal fulfillment. Northside is a successful and stable family-owned business that views each employee as a member of the family. From ownership to employees and between employee peers, trust and respect are at the core of our business environment. 

Northside President, Ted Brussow, talks about company history, culture and what it’s like to work with such a great team.

About The Loyal and Marshfield Areas

Since 1870, Loyal, Wisconsin has been a terrific place to live and raise a family. Located in the heart of Clark county, Loyal is placed right in the middle of rich agricultural land and a high density of dairies—customers of ours. In this neck of the woods, the pace is slower and the cost of living affordable.

Marshfield, WI is just a few miles down the road, offering world-class medical facilities, shopping, dining, a zoo, and an excellent school system where caring teachers are neighbors and friends. The Loyal/Marshfield area teams with wildlife, public parks, and biking and hiking trails. the area is truly a playground for the outdoor enthusiast however big city amenities in Minneapolis or Madison are just short drives away.

If you would like to apply for production work or a driving position you can fill out our standard application or our application for CDL holders and drop it or a resume off at our office, or scan and attach it or a resume and send it to [email protected]

We are currently seeking the following positions.

Agronomy and Grain Operations Manager

Job Summary

The Agronomy and Grain Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day agronomy and grain areas, which includes operational oversight, maintaining maximum customer service, and management of staff. This position will be responsible for a team of custom applicators, laborers, as well as dispatching trucks. The ability to excel at communication by effectively communicating needs or opportunities, problem solving, and the ability to quickly work through an ever-changing schedule is key to this position. The Agronomy and Grain Operations Manager is an integral part of the business and needs to portray the professional image of Northside Elevator and is responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws, and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operations of grain and agronomy with emphasis on production, efficiency, quality, and safety standards
  • Collaborate and communicate directly with the Director of Operations, along with the Agronomy, Fertilizer, and Grain Leads to coordinate and achieve established goals, objectives, and operational logistics
  • Provide direction and guidance to employees, and foster communication with a strong customer service mentality in order to achieve efficient, safe, and reliable service to customers
  • Oversee and coordinate the application of fertilizer and chemical products
  • Maintain delivery schedules in a manner which increases customer satisfaction
  • Build and grow the teams through continuous improvement efforts
  • Establish and implement short-term goals that are consistent with long-range plans for growth across operations, including facility, equipment, and personnel
  • Oversee all grain bin maintenance that includes legs, gears, augers, components, and pits
  • Monitor and record grain temperatures, grain storage, and other location specific duties to ensure exceptional grain inventory quality
  • Assist in dispatching trucks and managing drivers
  • Develop and implement actions that maximize location profitability
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Quality and Safety Compliance Manager in order to promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct unsafe actions or conditions
  • Keep up to date on the agronomy industry and technology

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an agriculture related program OR equivalent industry experience
  • Ability to identify problems and provide solutions
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

Characteristics

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
Agronomist

Job Summary

The Agronomist targets field activities for key accounts to maximize return on investment, builds relationships and drives significant agronomy, business sales. The Agronomist is critical to assisting customers with a broad range of precision planting, fertilizing and spraying decisions. The Agronomist builds and maintains a network of good business relationships both within and outside the company and collaborates with other members of the Northside Elevator sales team, external representatives, and University and Extension agents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide recommendations for precision planting, fertilizing and spraying to key growers
  • Scout fields for insects, diseases and general well-being of the crop
  • Apply agronomy data to make mapping recommendations of product applications
  • Collect and record information about soil or field characteristics, boundaries and other field data
  • Analyze agricultural data, such as crop yields, soil traits, terrain, and field management history
  • Divide fields into geo-referenced zones based on soil traits and yield potentials
  • Establish grid sampling or sites for soil testing to determine soil traits
  • Process and evaluate data from computer mapping software to develop field maps
  • Compare soil test data, application patterns, or other information with crop yield maps to develop site-specific crop management strategies
  • Recommend best crop varieties or nutrient amounts for specific areas based on assessment of data collected
  • Program variable-rate technology maps
  • Evaluate crop emergence for population, uniformity, and potential need for replant
  • Identify weeds, insects and diseases as they emerge and make recommendations on management as appropriate economically, profitably and sustainably
  • Analyze and report plant growth stages and make recommendations on harvest timing
  • Hold individual meetings with key growers as well as joint meetings with suppliers and extension agents
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of geospatial technology, such as global positioning systems (GPS), geographic imaging systems (GIS), variable-rate applicators, and computer mapping software
  • Maintain a professional image within the industry

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in a related field preferred, high school degree or equivalent considered
  • 5 -10 years industry experience with proven abilities
  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)
  • Ability to sell, negotiate, and influence
  • Extensive knowledge of agronomy and crop production practices
  • Display high degree of integrity and confidentially with excellent communication and listening skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of agronomy software and Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong understanding of all sides of agriculture and maintain a robust customer base
  • Self-motivated, honest, accountable, and forward-thinking
  • Collaborative and passionate with a strong commitment to customer excellence and service
  • The ability to relate technical information to both technical and non-technical people
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
Feed Production

Job Summary

Feed Production is responsible for helping achieve Northside Elevator’s commitment to producing safe, quality animal feed. This position will operate processing equipment according to established standard operating procedures and current good manufacturing practices. In addition to having the knowledge of the products carried, this position will perform housekeeping activities, assist fellow employees in loading bagged feed onto trucks and help customers load their ordered product. The Feed Production is responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect feed samples in accordance to the standard operating sampling plan
  • Ensure equipment is functioning properly
  • Load and unload product from incoming and outgoing trucks
  • Access medicated feed and accurately record inventories
  • Ability to use Repete software to receive and blend feed mixes
  • Manufacture feed in accordance with quality assurance policies, standard operating procedures and current good manufacturing practices
  • Operate manufacturing equipment
  • Perform housekeeping activities throughout the mill
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Ability to run all equipment in old portion of feed mill
  • Bring bulk products into the mill from alternate storage areas
  • Deliver bulk and bagged feed from mill to customers and other destinations
  • Operate the pellet mill including performing maintenance and quality checks
  • Maintain and check the boiler system for the pellet mill
  • Ability to use weigh buggies
  • Ensure racks, bins and storage areas do not overflow

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Wait on customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Class A CDL preferred, ability to obtain CDL within 6 months considered
  • Maintain a valid medical DOT card
  • Must meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • Work schedule 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM

OTR (Class A CDL) Driver

Job Summary

The OTR Driver must exercise safe driving practices to ensure their safety and the safety of the general public. The OTR Driver is responsible for loading and unloading the truck according to the established standard operating procedures to prevent cross contamination of products. The OTR Driver must follow the directions from the Fleet Support Manager and always maintain accurate paperwork and logs. The OTR Driver is responsible for compliance with Department of Transportation safety rules and regulations, all company policies, local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Haul bulk feed, grain, or fertilizer to and from vendors, customers, rail site, mill, and storage areas
  • Responsible for inspection of equipment before loading
  • Complete required paperwork in an organized and timely manner
  • Report all vehicle defects, maintenance issues, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to vehicle
  • Complete all paperwork completely, accurately, and drop off in correct location
  • Plan driving route according to assigned loads and verify load paperwork
  • Utilize scale computer software for scaling in and out
  • Perform pre trip and post trip inspections daily
  • Practice safe load and unload procedures
  • Responsible for completion of daily logs using ELD
  • Follow standard operating procedures for load sampling and testing
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness; washing at least twice a month
  • Comply with all company policies
  • Adhere to all DOT laws and regulations, including weight limits
  • Obey all state and local traffic laws, including posted speed limits
  • Adhere to vendor and customer business conduct rules

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Class A CDL
  • Valid DOT Medical Card
  • Valid experience with hopper trailer/tractor
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Strong sense of teamwork and clear communication skills
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders, and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Must meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • High School degree or equivalent
Route Truck (Class B CDL) Driver

Job Summary

The Route Truck Driver must exercise safe driving practices to ensure their safety and the safety of the general public. The driver is responsible for loading and unloading the truck according to established standard operating procedures and current good manufacturing practices to prevent cross-contamination of feed products. The driver must follow the directions of the Mill Manager and always maintain accurate paperwork. The driver is responsible for compliance with Department of Transportation safety rules and regulations, all company policies, and local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Have a working knowledge of products used in feed manufacturing
  • Deliver bagged, palleted feed and product from mill to customer farms
  • Responsible for inspection of equipment before loading and performing pre trip and post trip inspections daily
  • Practice safe load and unload procedures, especially while using forklift
  • Responsible for unloading at the correct destination and storage site
  • Complete all paperwork completely, accurately, and place in correct location
  • Follow biosecurity rules and BSE rules
  • Report all vehicle defects, maintenance issues, accidents, traffic violations, or damage.
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness; washing at least twice a month
  • Assist fellow employees in the process of feed manufacturing, particularly bagging feed
  • Adhere to all DOT laws and regulations, including weight limits
  • Obey all state and local traffic laws, including posted speed limits
  • Adhere to customer business conduct rules

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Operate a forklift

Job Qulifications

  • Class B CDL
  • Valid DOT Medical Card
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Must meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • High School degree or equivalent

Northside Elevator, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.