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Agronomy Operations Lead 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Fairfax  


The primary function of this position is to oversee the daily dispatch and delivery of product and services at the facilities assigned and assist in general labor duties of agronomy operations.



  • Prepare accurate liquid and dry blends of products according to customer specifications
  • Maintain the condition and quality of liquid and dry chemical materials
  • Be accountable for all actions in handling incoming, stored and outgoing product
  • Utilize available storage space as efficiently as possible
  • Communicate inventory needs with procurement manager and/or operations manager
  • Complete all related paper work in a timely manner
  • Efficiently deliver products to applicators.
  • Ensure services are performed in such a manner as to maintain good customer relations
  • Know and follow all company safety policies/procedures. Perform work in a safe manner while observing all traffic laws and all OSHA state and federal safety regulations
  • Comply with all federal and state Department of Transportation regulations
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections. Report all maintenance items to supervisor
  • Maintain equipment in operational and cleanly appearances at all times; work with agronomy operations manager in the scheduling of equipment maintenance work to be performed
  • Oversee and supervise agronomy operations staff on location; work with agronomy operations manager to develop and assign work tasks on a day-to-day basis for operations personnel. Report back to agronomy operations manager completion of scheduled work assignments and any concerns needing resolution
  • Train new agronomy operations personnel as needed
  • Represent yourself and the cooperative professionally at all times in action and appearance
  • Develop and maintain positive work relationships with the agronomy team having a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative
  • Make decisions and follow instructions with little or no supervision
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor or management



  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of experience in agronomy operations
  • Knowledge of liquid and dry farm chemical products
  • Must have or be able to obtain Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements, maintain required Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certification and be an insurable driver in accordance with property and casualty insurance guidelines
  • Must be able to pass DOT required physical and related drug test
  • Ability to obtain a commercial applicator’s license
  • Ability to operate blending equipment, loaders, conveyors, tractors and semi’s
  • Have availability to work extended hours during peak seasons
  • Possess computer and data entry skills
  • Must be able to follow directions and effectively communicate with others
  • Must have strong time management and leadership skill.
  • Agriculture background preferred but not required



  • Have the ability to lift up to 75lbs.; climb ladders and/or rail cars, stairs, and bins at extended heights; withstand extended periods of walking and standing
  • May also be required to work in confined spaces
  • Operational areas result in exposure to a variety of temperatures and prevailing weather conditions. This may also result in exposure to dust, odors, gases, vapors, wet or slick surfaces and loud noises. Where appropriate, wears personal protective equipment (PPE) in compliance with Company standards and governmental regulations
  • Must be able to perform all physical requirements of the position (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)
Position Requirements  
About the Organization Central Region Cooperative is a member owned and focused cooperative with roots beginning in several local organizations that, like other cooperatives, found ways to collaborate merging together over the years. We are a full service cooperative in south central Minnesota locally governed by a board of directors elected from our membership. Our corporate office is located in Sleepy Eye, MN and we operate additional business offices in Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Gibbon.

Central Region Cooperative has a long history of being known for serving our agricultural producers. We employ 160 employees to manage and operate five business units including Agronomy, BCA Products, Energy, Feed and Grain.  
EOE Statement Central Region Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, membership or activity on a local commission, disability, status with regard to public assistance or any other category protected by state or federal law. Central Region Cooperative complies with all relevant and applicable state and federal employment laws. Central Region Cooperative, in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act and Minnesota Human Rights Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified individual with a disability during the hiring process. In the event you believe you need a reasonable accommodation as part of the hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Manager.  

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