Loyal, WI Career Opportunities

An Introduction to Northside Elevator

You can learn a lot about an industry over 75 years.  Since 1948 we’ve grown with Wisconsin’s most progressive dairy producers.  We’ve learned that success comes from honoring our history but not being limited by it.  At Northside Elevator we have a reputation of superior products and services, fairly priced, delivered on-time with exceptional customer service…..traditions we protect each and every day. We’re not satisfied keeping pace with change… we’re devoted to seeking out innovation that will drive change.  We know our farmers require the latest in technology to feed a growing world.

Willingness to embrace change has transformed Northside Elevator from a local feed mill to a recognized regional leader in dairy feed manufacturing, complete agronomy service, logistics, and commodity marketing.  We’ve developed these capabilities because they mirror the most critical needs of our farmers.  Our dairy specialists develop custom dairy rations based on the goals of the dairy producer. Our agronomists select top seed genetics, crop protection and fertilizer products that will support the demands of the dairy nutritionist’s ration. Our commodity experts educate producers on purchasing key inputs to maximize profitability. Our in-house logistics team ties it all together making sure feed, grain, seed and fertilizer are on hand right when they’re needed. We know we’re our best when we work together to reach the goals of the farmer.  We never forget that the selection of a seed in the spring will impact the health and productivity of a dairy animal in the fall.  

Northside Elevator is a fourth-generation family business firmly committed to not only supporting future generations of farmers, but future generations of employees.  We want every employee to be proud of being part of the Northside Elevator team. It’s why our drivers have access to the latest equipment, our mill staff operate clean, state of the art automated facilities and our professional staff work in a brand-new office.  We’re not just investing in facilities, our employees enjoy competitive benefit packages, profit sharing, professional development, and opportunities for advancement.  We take great pride in a staff that is professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and ready to serve. While we continue to expand from our humble beginning as a local feed mill, our focus for the future is on technologies, talent and products that propel the farm of the future.

Listed below are the current openings In Loyal.

Fertilizer Mixer Assistant

Job Summary

The Fertilizer Mixer is responsible to ensure all mixing functions of the fertilizer plant are running smoothly and efficiently. The Fertilizer Mixer is responsible for mixing and blending fertilizer, coordinating drivers and trucks, dispatching and processing product loads, and maintenance of the fertilizer plant. The Fertilizer Mixer is also accountable for monitoring and reporting fertilizer inventories.  The Fertilizer Mixer will additionally be a resource for other employees to go to for direction within the site.  The Fertilizer Mixer 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

  • Expert knowledge of products used in agronomy operations and computer automation in agronomy equipment
  • Perform mixing operations and oversee mixing and blending of fertilizer
  • Strong knowledge of computer software program used for mixing and blending of fertilizer
  • Coordinate delivery of fertilizer loads and dispatch fertilizer drivers
  • Report inventories
  • Oversee fertilizer bagging
  • Monitor loader operations
  • Assist in fertilizer plant building and equipment maintenance
  • Develop plans and dispatching that help operations run smoothly
  • Train new employees on computer software programing

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • 5 years of work experience in Agronomy Operations, Facilities Maintenance, or related field preferred
  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to direct
  • Multitasking, problem solving and time-management skills
  • Detailed knowledge of plant and manufacturing operations
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical systems and tools required for general maintenance
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and perform occasionally at significant heights, and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations

Loader Operator

Job Summary

The Equipment Operator of the Fertilizer Plant will assist and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Agronomy & Grain Operations Manager to ensure the plant is running smoothly.  This position will be primarily responsible for loader operations along with assisting in maintenance of the fertilizer plant, product and spreader delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Loader operations
  • Fill tower
  • Assist in operations in the fertilizer plant
  • Product delivery
  • Move pull spreaders
  • Operate a forklift and other equipment
  • Fertilizer bagging
  • Plant maintenance, including cleaning, changing motors and greasing bearings

Additional Duties

  • Processing loads
  • Building maintenance
  • Perform various grain handling activities including running the scales, sampling loads, and unloading trucks
  • Weekend work as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical systems and tools required for general maintenance
  • Strong sense of teamwork and clear communication skills
  • Conform to operating rules and safety procedures and maintain a high level of safety awareness in the work environment

Truck Spreader/Driver

Job Summary

The Truck Spreader falls under Agronomy & Grain Operations and will assist in and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Site Manager to ensure the spring fertilizer and fall harvest seasons run smoothly.  Traditionally this includes truck spreader driving in the spring and grain handling operations/driving in the fall.  The Truck Spreader will also assist with operational activities.  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

  • Drive truck spreader
  • Product delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Deliver to correct locations, fields, and verify correct product
  • Assist with loading and unloading fertilizer and grain
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of fertilizing and grain handling
  • Fertilizer and grain housekeeping and equipment cleanouts
  • Run the scales and grain dryer, sample loads, load/unload trucks, and other such operations
  • Complete preventative equipment maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters, changing fluids and lubrication
  • Assist with soil sampling
  • Haul product between warehouses and facilities

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Display a high degree of adaptability and flexibility
Applicator/Driver

Job Summary

The Chemical Applicator has a range of responsibilities within the organization, is an integral part of the business, and portrays the professional image of Northside Elevator.  The Chemical Applicator must have a solid understanding of the agricultural industry and chemical application.  They will be responsible for accurately mixing and applying chemicals to customer fields.  Accuracy, safety and building professional relationships with Northside Elevator customers is very important to the success of this role.  This position works to provide quality service both to customers and the agronomy team.  The Chemical Applicator is responsible for compliance with all company, local, state, and federal policies, laws, and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate daily activities with Agronomy & Grain Operations Manager
  • Correctly mix chemicals for application
  • Load chemical sprayers/vehicles safely & accurately  
  • Maintain accurate logs books on applicated acres
  • Perform maintenance and calibration of equipment
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment and ensure overall safety compliance
  • Participate in continued education & training
  • Operate all equipment & vehicles according to company, local, state & federal policies
  • Provide courteous customer service
  • Complete all paperwork completely, accurately, and drop off in correct location
  • Maintain equipment cleanliness
  • Perform off-season work as directed by Agronomy & Grain Operations Manager.

Additional Duties

  • Assist with work in other areas
  • Seasonal weekend work required
  • Preform all other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Chemical application experience preferred
  • Demonstrate initiative, accountability, flexibility, good organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by displaying a high level of confidentiality

Hours are seasonally defined with more hours required during planting and harvesting times. Also, some weekend work is necessary during these times.  Off-season schedule flexibility.

Bulk Feed Driver CDL “A”

Job Summary

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
  • Report all vehicle defects, maintenance issues, accidents, traffic violations, or damage
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness; washing at least twice a month
  • Utilize scale computer software for scaling in and scaling out
  • 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
Route Driver CDL “B”

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 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 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
  • 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 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
Yard Dog CDL “A”

Job Summary

A Yard Truck Driver works in the truck yard to organize tractor trailers within the space and to ensure trucks and trailers are ready for unloading, loading, and transport.  This position will preload trailers for the OTR Fleet. The Yard Truck Driver operates equipment such as semi-trucks—to move trailers around the truck yard, in and out of loading areas. Other typical job duties for a Yard Truck Driver include cleaning/washout trailers and basic maintenance of trailers, loading, and unloading grain and grain bins.

Key Responsibilities

  • Load and unload trailers at the mill
  • Load grain out of bins to be unloaded at the mill
  • Unload trailers at the feed mill and fertilizer plants
  • 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
  • Utilize scale computer software for scaling in and out
  • Perform pre trip and post trip inspections daily
  • Practice safe load and unload procedures
  • Follow standard operating procedures for load sampling and testing
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness; washing at least twice a month
  • Washout trailers after unloading
  • 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
  • Work closely with Feed Mill Assistant Manager for unloading schedule

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Class A CDL with satisfactory driving record
  • 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
Hourly Driver CDL “A”

Job Summary

The Hourly Driver must exercise safe driving practices to ensure their safety and the safety of the public. The Hourly Driver is responsible for loading and unloading the truck according to the established standard operating procedures to prevent cross contamination of products. The Hourly Driver must follow the directions from the Site Manager and always maintain accurate paperwork and logs. The Hourly 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 product between warehouses, rail, facilities, and mill
  • Deliver direct loads to customers as well as seed delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Plan driving route according to assigned loads and verify load paperwork
  • Inspect equipment before loading, performing pre trip and post trip inspections daily
  • Report all vehicle defects, maintenance issues, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to vehicle
  • Complete required paperwork in an organized, accurate, and timely manner
  • Utilize scale computer software for scaling in and out
  • Practice safe load and unload procedures
  • Follow standard operating procedures for load sampling, testing, and commodity storage
  • 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 with ability to prioritize and organize
  • 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
Feed Dispatch

Job Summary

The Feed Dispatcher will assist and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager.  This position will be responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly by coordinating with drivers, assistant managers, and managers.  They will make sure there is precise logistics for drivers to follow along on their routes and coordinate delivery times. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurately plan routes for drivers
  • Dispatch drivers
  • Knowledge of computer software  
  • Ensure product delivery is communicated
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Correct documentation and data entry
  • Coordinate with other departments
  • Operate a forklift, loader, and other equipment when needed
  • Coordinate labor needs with the manager
  • Coordinate loads with mixer

Additional Duties

  • Report inventories
  • Processing loads
  • Perform various activities including running the scales, sampling loads, and unloading trucks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record; CDL a plus
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Strong sense of teamwork and team building skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Conform to operating rules and safety procedures and maintain a high level of safety awareness in the work environment
Shop Mechanic

Job Summary

The Fleet Mechanic is responsible for keeping equipment and vehicles in working condition. Following a checklist of inspection procedures to ensure vehicles are being properly maintained is essential. Routine maintenance along with troubleshooting as issues arise are both important elements to keeping the company running smoothly. The Fleet Mechanic must be able to work independently as well as within a group setting to prioritize and finish projects as quickly as possible. Fleet Mechanics must work in compliance with all company policies, local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for completing maintenance for fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Work on a variety of equipment including semis, forklift, spray rigs, skid steers, trucks, and trailers
  • Diagnose and repair issues with all company owned commercial and passenger vehicles
  • Complete preventative maintenance such as engine tune ups, oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters and other fluids and lubricating equipment and parts
  • Inspect equipment and vehicles to ensure they are road worthy and safe
  • Diagnose and repair issues, notifying Fleet Manager on non-operable, inadequate, or unsafe equipment
  • Keep equipment available for use by inspection and testing
  • Maintain vehicle and equipment service records
  • Diagnose problems and act proactively to resolve the issue
  • View, open and complete tasks in maintenance software program
  • Knowledge of necessary parts and supplies with minimal assistance
  • Work well independently without supervision, but also work as part of a team
  • Able to prioritize and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Complete paperwork and recordkeeping proficiently
  • Certified in tire repair and brake inspection

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Keep work area tidy
  • Forklift certified

Job Qualifications

  • Technical degree in related field or High School degree or equivalent with comparable job experience
  • Mechanic certification and electronic diagnostic training
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify problems, formulate corrective actions, and follow-up as necessary
  • Demonstrate history of safe work behavior
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders, and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Ability to perform under periods of kneeling and bending

Class A CDL, valid DOT Medical card, and compliance with all DOT rules and regulations

Mill Maintenance

    Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician must perform preventative maintenance on mill & grain related equipment, and repair and install equipment as necessary. The Maintenance Technician must be able to detect potential mechanical and electrical problems, handle emergency situations and complete repairs as needed. This role has the responsibility to maintain required written records including work performed, corrective actions, and daily maintenance logs. Maintenance personnel must maintain proper OSHA records detailing the scope of the maintenance repairs. A good working relationship with co-workers, communication with mill managers daily, and knowledge of a wide variety of tasks is needed to excel at this position. Additionally, the Maintenance Technician must work in compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws, and regulations.

      Key Responsibilities

  • Plant maintenance, including cleaning, changing motors, and greasing bearings
  • Detect and repair any mechanical or electrical malfunctions within company facilities
  • Perform routine checks on buildings, equipment, and other areas of the facility
  • Communicate with mill managers daily
  • Use Manager Plus to document work orders on NSE assets
  • Respond to mechanical or electrical breakdowns and handle emergency situations
  • Lubricate equipment, inspect belts, check fluid levels, and replace filters as needed
  • Perform preventive maintenance and cleaning according to schedule
  • Complete appropriate paperwork and reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Must account for all tools and debris from maintenance activities
  • Respond to emergency maintenance requests as needed
  • Obtain estimates for supplies and repair parts and order as needed
  • Work well independently and in a group
  • Able to prioritize and complete projects in a timely manner

       Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Perform other duties as assigned

        Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Work experience of 5 years in related field preferred
  • Previous electrical work experience
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical systems and tools required for general maintenance
  • Comply with OSHA and company safety standards
  • Ability to work at heights of 135 feet and in confined spaces
  • Display a basic understanding of feed ingredients and the importance of not contaminating feed when performing maintenance
Tender Driver CDL “B” – PART TIME

Job Summary

The Tender Truck Driver falls under Agronomy & Grain Operations and will assist in and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Site Manager to ensure the spring fertilizer and fall harvest seasons run smoothly.  Traditionally this includes tender truck driving in the spring and grain handling operations/driving in the fall.  The Tender Truck Driver will also assist with operational activities.  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

  • Drive tender truck
  • Product delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Haul bulk feed, grain, or fertilizer to and from vendors, customers, rail site, mill, and storage areas
  • Assist with loading and unloading fertilizer and grain
  • Deliver to correct locations, fields, and verify correct product
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of fertilizing and grain handling
  • Fertilizer and grain housekeeping and equipment cleanouts
  • Run the scales and grain dryer, sample loads, load/unload trucks, and other such operations
  • Complete preventative equipment maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters, changing fluids and lubrication

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Class Class B CDL
  • Valid Fed Med card
  • Meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Display a high degree of adaptability and flexibility
Pull Spreader Driver – PART TIME

Job Summary

The Pull Spreader Driver falls under Agronomy & Grain Operations and will assist in and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Site Manager to ensure the spring fertilizer and fall harvest seasons run smoothly.  Traditionally this includes pull spreader driving in the spring and grain handling operations/driving in the fall.  The Pull Spreader Driver will also assist with operational activities.  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

  • Pull fertilizer spreaders
  • Product delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Assist with loading and unloading fertilizer and grain
  • Deliver to correct locations, fields, and verify correct product
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of fertilizing and grain handling
  • Fertilizer and grain housekeeping and equipment cleanouts
  • Run the scales and grain dryer, sample loads, load/unload trucks, and other such operations
  • Complete preventative equipment maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters, changing fluids and lubrication
  • Haul product between warehouses and facilities

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Display a high degree of adaptability and flexibility
Water Tender Driver CDL “B” – PART TIME

Job Summary

The Water Tender Truck Driver falls under Agronomy & Grain Operations and will assist in and perform a wide range of activities under the direction of the Agronomy Operations Manager to ensure the spring fertilizer season runs smoothly.  This includes water tender truck driving in the spring and assisting with operational activities.  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

  • Drive water tender truck
  • Load water tender truck
  • Product delivery according to dispatched schedule and seasonal needs
  • Deliver to correct locations, fields, and verify correct product
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of fertilizer handling
  • Fertilizer housekeeping and equipment cleanouts

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Weekend work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Class B CDL
  • Valid Fed Med card
  • Meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Display a high degree of adaptability and flexibility
Agronomy Operations Intern

Job Summary

The Agronomy Operations Intern 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 fertilizer season runs smoothly.  The Agronomy Operations Intern will assist with operational activities to keep the chemical building, liquid fertilizer building, and dry fertilizer building operating.  This position will be responsible for assisting in business seasonal needs and requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.  The Agronomy Operations Intern will develop a good working relationship with a variety of employees in diverse roles and gain knowledge of a wide assortment of tasks.  Blended into the internship, the Agronomy Operations Intern will additionally have the opportunity to gain a job preview as it pertains to agronomy sales and occasionally work under the guidance of the Agronomy Sales Manager.  The main objective of this internship is to develop real-life knowledge of how Agronomy Operations and Agronomy Sales intertwine.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in operational day to day tasks of agronomy operations
  • Develop understanding of fertilizer spreaders, truck spreaders, tender trucks, liquid fertilizer deliveries, seed treating, seed deliveries, chemical application, and water trucks
  • Assist with loading and unloading fertilizer
  • Learn the features and benefits of all agronomy products and services and assist with product delivery to customers
  • Perform housekeeping for agronomy & grain buildings
  • Learn about fertilizer application as it pertains to correct locations, fields, and verifying correct product
  • Clean and organize chemical totes
  • Develop understanding on how to manage and report chemical, liquid fertilizer, and grain inventories
  • Assist in inventory management procedures
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-life environment with agronomy sales related activities as they pertain to the discretion of the Agronomy Sales Manager (for example learning how to make planting recommendations, crop scouting, etc.)
  • Display developing knowledge of the link between Agronomy Operations and Agronomy Sales

Key Deliverables

  • Learn about Northside’s goods, services, and operations
  • Gain experience in agronomy daily business (operations and sales)
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Present a final project, a PowerPoint presentation of the internship to upper management
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Must be currently pursuing degree from an accredited program and in good academic standing at the time the internship begins, preference given to students pursing an Ag Business, Ag Management, Crop Science, Soil Science, or similar Agricultural degreeMust 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, climb ladders and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material
  • Comply with company safety standards

If you would like to apply for a career at Northside please fill out an application or email your resume to careers@northsideelevator.com.