Chemical/Fertilizer Mix Plant Operator

  • Job Tracking ID: 85397-275459
  • Job Location: Conroy, IA
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 01, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Job Description:

Receives, stores, cares for, processes and distributes material, equipment, and products within the company by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Blends fertilizer and chemicals according to label and work order instructions.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type, or product. Receives product to be sure quantity and quality are acceptable.
  • Fills requisitions, work orders, or requests for items and distributes items to customer or applicators for distribution.
  • Maintains warehouse, location grounds and equipment to acceptable company standards.
  • Maintains company inventory to acceptable company standards.
  • Drives vehicle, loader or fork lift to transport items to and from warehouse or to pick up items from several locations.
  • Maintains and records maintenance and housekeeping in appropriate log books.
  • Ensure equipment is operating properly, clean and promotes a positive image of Heartland Co-op.
  • Contributes to an efficient application process to achieve desired custom application results.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory records.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.
  • Leadership - Accepts feedback from others.
  • Cost Consciousness - Contributes to profits and revenue.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

Experience and Skills:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Depth perception. Employee is exposed to long seasonal hours.

PCP Level: 4

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50

pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Able to use computer equipment related to inventory, work orders, billing and on blending equipment.

Certificates and Licenses:

May be required to maintain a current weighing license and grain grading certificate. Certain branches/locations may require the employee to maintain commercial insurability and a valid drivers license and/or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), please see the requirements of this specific position below:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

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