Agronomy Operations

NEW Cooperative, Inc.

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Algona, IA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

(Eligible for our Referral Bonus Program - Please be sure to indicate the NEW Cooperative employee on your application)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include but not limited to the following:

  • Support NEW Cooperative’s stated Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Apply pre and post emerge crop protection products, dry and liquid fertilizer and lime.
  • Operate fertilizer tender trucks
  • Fill and transport NH3 equipment
  • Assist in loading and unloading of product from vehicles based on work orders
  • Assist in setup & maintenance of equipment
  • Perform standard routine maintenance and repairs to equipment throughout all areas of location

Job Requirements:

  • Must be licensed and insurable to drive
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with tanker and HazMat endorsements
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Applicators License
  • Understands the importance of providing very high levels of customer service
  • Understands the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in – season time commitment.

Job Performance Skills:


Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Checks the work area for hazards and corrects unsafe situations. Uses personal protection equipment. Maintains an organized work area. Seeks guidance from the supervisor if needed. Considers the safety of other employees. Understands and follows safety regulations. Reports unsafe conditions.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information to others. Messages have the desired effect.


Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of the work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Do not make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.  Carries a fair share of the workload.

Time Management

Spends time and the time of others on that which is genuinely important. Able to distinguish between the truly important and the merely urgent. Respects customers’ and colleagues’ time in scheduling and conducting meetings. Shows up for meetings on time, fully prepared. Works on tasks in order of importance. Realistically estimates time requirements. Makes up a schedule for jobs and sticks to it. Does work in order of importance; does first things first.

Learning and Continuous Improvement

Actively acquires new skills and competencies. Shares knowledge, skills, tools, and methods with others to help them solve problems and improve performance. Treats negative feedback and experiences as learning opportunities. Seeks information and ideas from many places. Look for better ways to perform routine parts of the job. Open to suggestions and new ideas.

Results Focus/Achievement Orientation

Sets high goals and achieves them. Measures own performance and work to improve. Seeks performance feedback and uses it to get better. Stays on-task in spite of distractions and interruptions. Demonstrates persistence; meets all deadlines. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting the job done. A consistent top performer.