Full Job Description
GROWMARK FS is headquartered in Milford, Delaware with branches in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. GROWMARK FS has about 500 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 13,000 customers. The cooperative does business in seed, agronomy, energy, 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
Coordinates all aspects of daily production in conjunction with Location Manager, Customer Service Manager, and Crop Sales Specialists.
SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHP
Provides leadership to all assigned production personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Orders and maintains all bulk dry raw materials, and chemical input ingredients necessary to complete a given production period.
Schedules production in a systematic fashion that works together with the Location Manager, Customer Service Manager and Location Salesperson.
Counts and records inventory on a regular basis to be calculated by Location Manager.
Creates blend sheets for loader / mixer operator based on daily production schedules for general fertilizer products as well as pesticide combination products.
Maintains all blending and packaging equipment for safe and efficient operation.
Coordinates, repairs and rebuilds of all blending and packaging equipment as needed with the location shop.
Records all operational data pertaining to the maintenance of a safe working environment (dust collector, chemical inductor pressure vessels, etc.) and reports to the Location Manager when there is a deviation in acceptable levels.
Collects and maintains product samples according to guidelines set forth on general fertilizer and pesticide combination products.
Works together with the Location Manager in managing budgeted expenses, payroll, and overtime costs.
Ensures subordinate company employees follow all company safety practices and procedures.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
May be required to serve on the location Safety Committee.
Communicates professionally and provides optimal customer service.
Utilizes technology and Microsoft Office programs to enhance business processes.
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 2-3 years of related work experience to demonstrate the ability to provide daily leadership to all production personnel, problem-solving skills, time-management and planning skills.
Understanding and experience with production scheduling, inventory management, equipment maintenance, operation records, and expense control.
Demonstrated essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Normally requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
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.)
* Noisy conditions
* Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
* May be required to work at varying heights
* Confined spaces
* Lift 51-70 lbs.
* Required to push heavy objects
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.