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.

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.  Feed Production is responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of feed related products within the mill
  • Keep floors free from spills and debris by practicing good housekeeping
  • Weigh out hand adds for feed mixes
  • Gather medicated feed products for manufacturing feed mixes
  • Maintain records of daily medicated feed product usage
  • Manufacture feed in accordance with quality assurance policies, standard operating procedures, and current good manufacturing practices
  • Ensure correct product goes into hand add bins
  • Fill micro bins
  • Coordinate product placement within the mill
  • Assist with bagging feed
  • Assist with organizing and counting inventory
  • Monitor, maintain and report inventory levels
  • Ability to use weigh buggies

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift
  • Deliver bagged and/or bulk feed when needed
  • Assist with organizing daily routes
  • 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 B CDL preferred
  • Must meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations
Fleet 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

Skilled Feed Mill Operator

Job Summary

The Skilled Feed Mill Operator (SFMO) is responsible for manufacturing feed in accordance with standard operating procedures set forth by Northside Elevator’s Safe Feed Safe Food Program. The SFMO will be responsible for operating the computer automation systems required to receive ingredients, grind grains, and mix and pellet bulk and bagged feed. This role will be to operate the processing equipment according to established standard operating procedures and current good manufacturing practices. There are three SFMOs on staff, each being responsible for a separate, individual shift. Each SFMO will oversee the mixing room, mix feed, oversee the flow of incoming orders, print off hand add sheets, dispatch bulk feed drivers and hopper bottom deliveries, make calf feed, and keep the mixing process running efficiently for their shift. In addition to feed manufacturing, the SFMO will perform housekeeping activities, inspection of incoming materials, sampling, and quality checks on feed and ingredients. The SFMO is responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal policies, laws, and regulations

Key Respnsibilities

  • Manufacture feed in accordance with quality assurance policies, standard operating procedures, and current good manufacturing practices
  • Use Repete software to receive and blend feed mixes and calf feed
  • Use Agvantage software to communicate work orders to Repete software
  • Communicate with mill managers frequently about day-to-day operations
  • Keep notes with ideas, thoughts, and problems that occur to share with mangers
  • Monitor quantity of materials needed for the mixes that need to be blended
  • Communicate with Lead Feed Production about ingredient needs and flow of traffic at the mill
  • Operate manufacturing equipment
  • Operate automation system
  • Verify correct product and quantity of hand adds before adding to the mixer
  • Access medicated feed and accurately record inventories
  • Unload incoming feed into the correct bins and in the correct sequence
  • Schedule feed mill activities to include feed manufacturing and shipments
  • Collect feed samples in accordance to feed sampling plan
  • Ensure equipment is functioning properly
  • Ensure racks, bins, and storage areas do not overflow
  • Monitor, inspect, and record incoming loads and materials in accordance with receiving documents

Additional Duties

  • Operate a forklift and pallet jack
  • Detect potential electrical or mechanical problems
  • Keep tools in proper working condition or report when tools need repair or replacement
  • Repair manufacturing equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Possess proficient communication skills with high attention to detail
Fleet Assistant / Part-Time / School-To-Work

Job Summary

The Fleet Assistant is responsible for assisting in keeping equipment and vehicles in working condition along with inside and outside housekeeping duties. Assisting in routine maintenance and shop upkeep (both mechanical and physical grounds) is an important element to keeping the company running smoothly. Must be able to work independently as well as within a group setting to prioritize and finish projects as directed by the Fleet Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Clean the shop bay and other areas as needed including sweeping floors
  • Shovel snow and maintain proper housekeeping of shop grounds
  • Assist in repair issues with all company owned commercial and passenger vehicles
  • Assist in completing preventative maintenance such as engine tune ups, oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters and other fluids and lubricating equipment and parts
  • Assist in the inspection of equipment and vehicles to ensure they are road worthy
  • Assist in maintaining vehicle and equipment service records
  • Assist in diagnosing problems and act proactively to resolve the issue

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High school student, 16 years or older
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and climb ladders
  • Work well independently and in a group
  • Ability to prioritize and complete projects in a timely manner

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