Growmark, Inc Fertilizer Tower Operator - GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic - Caledonia, NY in Caledonia, New York
GROWMARK FS isheadquartered in Milford, Delaware with branches in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. GROWMARK FS hasabout 450employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 13,000 customers.The cooperative does business in seed, agronomy, crop protection, precision agriculture, and custom application.GROWMARK FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Operates the fertilizer blending tower and assists in plant production operations in coordination with Operations Manager and Sales Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Creates fertilizer blends based on work orders provided by office and sales staff for general fertilizer products as well as pesticide combination products.
Insures all orders are accompanied with a work order, delivery ticket, or invoice.
Assists Plant Manager in scheduling tower production in a systematic fashion to efficiently utilize company products, equipment, and personnel.
Supplies product for the bagging operation.
Has primary responsibility to maintain and repair all blending tower equipment including plant compressors and chemical application equipment. Assists Plant Manager/Shop Operations
Manager with coordinating repairs and rebuilds of all blending and packaging equipment as needed.
Minimizes waste. Provides advance notice to Plant Manager / Sales Manager when raw material inventory levels require attention.
Counts and records inventory as required by Plant Manager.
Loads and unloads products carefully to avoid spills.
Assists Plant Operations Specialist to maintain and repair all equipment in the plant.
Assists Plant Operations Specialist in receiving products into the plant.
Assists Plant Operations Specialist in loading the tower.
Assists Plant Operations Specialist with housekeeping, organization, and product security within the plant.
Utilizes computer applications as necessary to enhance business processes.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Collects and maintains product samples according to guidelines set forth on general fertilizer and pesticide combination products.
Assists in the bagging operation as needed.
Assists in cleaning break room and offices.
May be asked to serve on the location Safety Committee.
Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 1 year or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of operating, maintenance and repair of equipment, inventory management, production scheduling and operation records.
Must have the ability to attain and maintain a Wisconsin Mixer Loader or Commercial Applicator's license.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
Continuously exposed or required to:
Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
May be required to work at varying heights
Lift 51-70 lbs.
Required to push heavy objects
Ability to work extended hours.
Ability to travel independently and overnight.
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on
GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.