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Farmers Coop Society Agronomy Sales Intern in Sioux Center, Iowa

Find your career with Farmers Coop Society today! We are a progressive coop in a growing industry, committed to providing the highest level of service to customers.

We strive to promote from within and offer a range of great career opportunities. You’ll enjoy doing rewarding work, receiving competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages.

When you join Farmers Coop Society, you’ll be joining a cooperative that has been proudly farmer owned since 1907.

Overall Job Function:

The agronomy sales intern assists the agronomist(s) in support activities and to maintain and proactively build long term, profitable relationships with customers while meeting the customers’ demands.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support activities for the agronomist including administrative work (work orders, inventory management) and any other activities with the objective of creating more sales time for the agronomist.

  • Technical agronomy support for the agronomist and core customer base including field scouting, sampling, and documented field diagnostics.

  • Operations support including product delivery, maintenance, and assistance in sheds or around the yard, along with any other necessary day to day operational work.

  • Attend key FCS meetings and trainings.

  • Assist other Agronomists and locations on an as needed basis.

  • Work in various areas and on various projects related to the agronomy department.

  • Participates in “special projects” when needed and other duties as assigned.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Ability to operate and understand mobile equipment

  • Possess mechanical skills to perform minor maintenance tasks

  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment, attention to unloading / loading trucks and moving equipment

  • Ability to handle stressful situations professionally

Competencies

  • High level of customer service focus

  • Supports a consistent professional image of the company

  • Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute

  • Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure

  • Work ethic of the highest integrity

  • Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals and deadlines

  • Effectively solve problems of agronomy department

  • Comfort in adding, subtracting, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals

Education & Experience:

Currently attending a college/vocational school, with area of study in agronomy or related field.

Work Requirements:

This position is based in a fast paced agricultural setting and is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and vibrations. The employees is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided and must be utilized according to safety standards. Typical working hours are based on customer and organizational demand; hours may be long, irregular and including weekends and holidays during peak season.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and maneuver on and off a mobile equipment. Ability of close, distant, color and peripheral vision is required; along with accurate depth perception. The physicality of this job is high.

*FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. After reading the contents of this job description, I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this description for my records. I realize this document is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position; however, Farmers Cooperative Society reserves the right to revise, add or eliminate job functions and duties as conditions warrant. I also understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek to achieve the company’s goals. I further understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment, nor alter my status as an “at-will” employee.

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