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.

The Core Of Our Success:

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.

Senior Dairy Specialist

The senior Dairy Specialist is an experienced, professional dairy nutritionist providing comprehensive consulting to progressive dairies working to optimize their profitability through nutrition, health and management consulting. Dairy Specialists help customers recognize a varied range of key performance indicators used in understanding the needs of their operation. Dairy Specialists are adept at utilizing ration modeling programs to provide needed nutritional components that together with customer feeds provide the best nutritional plane. The Dairy Specialist works to build and maintain a solid repertoire of business relationships between clients, company staff, veterinarians, financers, University and industry partners. In a senior role, a Dairy Specialist works to be fully integrated into customer operations and is a key component to comprehensive dairy farm management. Senior Dairy Specialists promote communication within the Dairy Specialist team sharing their passion and knowledge of the industry to elevate the team’s overall professionalism and merit.

Key Responsibilities
  • Promote Northside Elevator’s dairy nutrition and management program to key accounts and prospects
  • Nurture customer, prospect and team relationships
  • Consult on-farm issues, promote growth, and develop recommendations for service
  • Become integrated into customer operations and participate in meetings with management staff
  • Maintain a solid customer base and strategically target new farms
  • Execute a professional structured standard of service and communication based on customer need
  • Provide nutritional and management support to customers to help them set and meet their operation’s goals
  • Promote goods and services provided by Northside Elevator
  • Help guide the Dairy Specialist team to capture market share and provide significant contributions to team sales goals
  • Provide sound nutritional advice utilizing proven modeling programs to maximize efficiency and production
  • Be versed in key dairy records programs such as Dairy Comp 305
  • Conduct herd walk throughs to give recommendations on cow comfort, ventilation, and miscellaneous benchmarks
  • Utilize manure screenings and Penn State shaker box results to help correct issues within the dairies
  • Monitor feed and forage inventories to help assist in feed ordering and maximizing ration potential
  • Sustain relationships with the owners and managers of dairies to contract commodity and ingredient purchases
  • Display strong industry knowledge remaining educated on innovations
  • A willingness to participate in industry related organizations
Job Qualifications
  • PHD or Masters in Dairy/Animal Science preferred; will consider 5 to 10 years of related experience
  • Display high degree of integrity and confidentially with excellent communication and listening skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of ration modeling software and Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong understanding of all sides of agriculture and the ability to maintain a robust customer base
  • Self-motivated, accountable, and forward-thinking
  • Team oriented with a strong commitment to excellence in customer service
  • The ability to relate technical information to both technical and non-technical people
  • Hold a valid driver’s license

Senior Agronomist

The senior Agronomist targets field activities for key accounts to maximize return on investment, builds relationships and drives significant agronomy, business sales. The senior Agronomist is critical to assisting customers with a broad range of precision planting, fertilizing and spraying decisions. The senior 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, University and Extension agents. The senior Agronomist will share their passion and knowledge of the industry to elevate the team’s overall professionalism and merit.

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
  • Bachelor 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

Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Representative has a range of responsibilities within the office. This position will work to provide quality service to customers. Customer Service is an integral part of the business and needs to portray the professional image of Northside Elevator, Inc. Answering phones, directing calls, taking messages and orders are an essential part of the job. Communication with customers, sales staff and mill staff is imperative to ensure correct orders are placed and invoiced. The Customer Service Representative will strive to build a solid working relationship with customers and to service them the best of their ability. The Customer Service Representative is responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Answers the phone and waits on walk in customers
  • Serve customers by providing product and service information
  • Feed order, fertilizer order, and chemical order intake and invoicing
  • Maintain customer records by updating account information
  • Understanding of grain and other feed products
  • Test grain on incoming and outgoing trucks
  • Operate truck scale
  • Ability to maintain confidential customer account information
  • Provide timely feedback regarding service failures and customer concerns
  • Represent Northside Elevator in a professional and positive manner
  • Maintain the keep fill accounts
  • Run inventory blends
  • Process accounts receivable payments
  • Process credit applications
  • Maintain pricing and contract updates
  • Handle direct load set up
  • Report on present product purchasing and contracts for customers
  • Advanced knowledge in pricing and billing
  • Enter new contracts
Additional Duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Miscellaneous filing and organization
Job Qualifications
  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Agriculture field, or Associate’s degree in Accounting or Agriculture field and 2 years relevant Customer Service experience, or 5 years relevant Customer Service experience
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and billing accuracy
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite applications
  • Completion of WABA Grain Grading School
Agronomy & Grain Operations
Job Summary

The Agronomy & Grain Operations staff member will assist in and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Agronomy & Grain Operations Manager and Assistant Manager to ensure the spring fertilizer and fall harvest seasons run smoothly. Traditionally this includes spraying/spreading/driving in the spring and grain handling operations/driving in the fall. The Agronomy & Grain Operations staff member will also assist with operational activities to keep the chemical building, liquid fertilizer building, dry fertilizer building, grain bins, and dryer operating. This position will be responsible for assisting in business seasonal needs and requires a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, and technical skills. A good working relationship with other employees and knowledge of a wide variety of tasks is needed to excel at this position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of fertilizing and grain handling
  • Pull fertilizer spreaders, truck spread, drive tender truck, deliver liquid fertilizer, perform chemical application, and drive water truck
  • Product delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Assist with loading and unloading fertilizer and grain
  • Grain bin, dryer, and Agronomy & Grain buildings housekeeping
  • Run the scales and grain dryer, sample loads, unload trucks, and other grain handling operations
  • Applicate correct locations, fields, and verify correct product application
  • Clean and organize chemical totes
  • Operate liquid chemical/fertilizer applicator equipment
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Complete preventative equipment maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters, changing fluids and lubrication
  • Unload corn, soybeans, oats, and wheat
  • Operate and maintain the dryer
  • Manage and report chemical, liquid fertilizer, and grain inventories
  • Perform cleanouts on chemical/liquid fertilizer equipment
  • Seed delivery and treating
Additional Duties
  • Operate a forklift
  • Knowledge of computer software
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Class A CDL preferred, Class B CDL considered
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • When applicable, maintain a chemical applicator’s license
Inventory Controller

The Inventory Controller is responsible for ensuring the divisions of feed, agronomy, and grain have adequate product for daily operations. This position will maintain inventory reports and manage product supply/stock at multiple physical locations. This position will oversee the flow of inventory in and out of numerous locations which covers a variety of tasks such as coordination of the logistics of orders, communication of ordering, loading, shipment, maintenance, and storage. The Inventory Controller 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 inventory (all incoming and outgoing) and supply chain management according to company guidelines
  • Keep computerized, daily, detailed records of all inventory levels per location
  • Manage and maintain inventory location and organization in conjunction with production
  • Manage cycle count processes and procedures
  • Predict future product requirements based on past order data and future scheduling needs
  • Execute inventory control measures to ensure the company minimizes overstocks and removal of obsolete product during the appropriate seasons to maximize availability of working capital
  • Ensure product inventory is well organized and controlled to sufficiently support production and company goals
  • Review documentation and monitor product codes to search for discrepancies; troubleshoot quantity discrepancies between stock and records
  • Manage control measures to ensure mistakes, inaccuracies and discrepancies are addressed and resolved
  • Develop, through technology, the tracking of product placement and location
  • Develop and implement improvements to existing operational procedures in order to maximize efficiency and cut operation costs
  • Ensure incoming product is receipted and managed appropriately according to company procedure
  • Display in depth understanding of product shrink and the appropriate physical adjustments
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management with a minimum of two years related experience in the agriculture field or equivalent experience and training
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and organization
  • Ability to forward think and create a vision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors, written and verbally
  • Demonstrate initiative, accountability, flexibility, and problem-solving skill with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Proficient in using the Microsoft Office suite

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
Bulk Feed Driver

The Bulk Feed 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 Bulk Feed Driver must follow the directions of the Feed Production 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 bulk feed 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
  • Responsible for unloading the feed/truck load at the correct destination and correct bins/warehouse
  • Complete all paperwork completely, accurately, and place in correct location
  • Follow biosecurity rules and BSE rules
  • Utilize scale computer software for scaling in and scaling out
  • 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
  • Load bagged products on side of bulk truck and deliver when necessary
  • Follow standard operating procedures for load sampling and testing
  • 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 customer business conduct rules
Additional Duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Operate a forklift
Job Qualifications
  • Class A CDL preferred, Class B CDL acceptable
  • Valid DOT Medical Card
  • Quality intrapersonal and 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

Operations Intern

The Operations Intern, under the guidance of Operations leadership, will have the opportunity to gain a realistic job preview of the agricultural industry. This position will work in a variety of agricultural operations including, but not limited to fertilizer operations, feed operations, office operations and technology.

Key Responsibilities
  • Hands on experience in the agricultural field and operations
  • Process and organize fertilizer orders
  • Introduction to the fertilizer mixing software
  • Introduction to mixing fertilizer
  • Gain understanding and experience with feed ordering
  • Introduction to the feed mixing software
  • Delivering and picking up fertilizer spreaders
  • Assisting in quality control and sampling
  • Assist in feed order intake process
  • Assist in feed order invoicing
Key Deliverables
  • Learning about Northside’s services and operations
  • Gaining the experience in operations and daily business
  • Maintain and observe appropriate safety practices and working conditions
  • Submission of a final project, a PowerPoint presentation of the internship
Additional duties
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications
  • Must be pursuing a degree from a community college, technical college or university, and in good academic standing at the time the internship begins
  • Must demonstrate the ability to have attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and climb ladders
  • Comply with company safety standards

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.