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Service Crops - Seasonal CDL Drivers Part Time Pana - Contact Craig Bauman (217-562-5011)
Service Crops - Seasonal General Labor Part Time Pana - Contact Craig Bauman (217-562-5011)
Service Crops - Petroleum Delivery Full Time Lovington - Contact Eddie Cavanah (217-273-0887)
Service Crops - Crop Production Sales Full Time Stewardson - Contact Beau Morris (217-682-3366)
Service Livestock - Production Oversight Fieldman Full Time Effingham - Contact Wade Harrison (217-994-6397)
Service Crops - Administrative Assistant Full Time Alma - Contact Mark Murray (618-547-3222)
Service Crops - Custom Applicator Full Time Dieterich - Contact Ron Hartke ( 217-925-5269)

Job Title : Part Time Seasonal CDL Drivers (Experienced and non-experienced)
Contact Craig Bauman (217-562-5011)
To download employment application click HERE

Location : Pana, Reports To : Branch Manager/Dept Manager

Base Pay Range : $11.00 TO $13.00  

Education/Experience Requirements :

High School Diploma or GED preferred. Applicant must have a good driving record and have or be able to obtain a Class A Illinois commercial driver's license (CDL) with an X (Haz-mat) endorsement.

Job Requirements :

Skills:

Must be able to function with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works long hours in outdoor conditions. The employee will usually work around moving mechanical equipment and occasionally work in high, precarious places. Physical demands include regular use of hand to finger, handle or feel objects, and talk and hear. Employee must be capable of frequent lifting objects up to 50 pounds and follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities :

1. Operate truck fleet as directed.
2. Mixes Ag Chemicals, blends fertilizer, pumps anhydrous ammonia, works on equipment as directed.
3. Make sure all paper work is completed daily as needed.
4. Responsible for the daily maintenance of the truck and equipment.
5. Helps customers in a prompt, efficient, and courteous manner
6. Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title : Part-time Seasonal General Labor (Experienced and non-experienced)
Contact Craig Bauman (217-562-5011)
To download employment application click HERE

Location : Pana, Reports To : Branch Manager/Dept Manager

Base Pay Range : $10.00 TO $12.00

Education/Experience Requirements :

High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Job Requirements :

Skills:

Must be able to function with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works long hours in outdoor conditions. The employee will usually work around moving mechanical equipment and occasionally work in high, precarious places. Physical demands include regular use of hand to finger, handle or feel objects, and talk and hear. Employee must be capable of frequent lifting objects up to 50 pounds and follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities :

1. Mixes Ag Chemicals, blends fertilizer, pumps anhydrous ammonia, works on equipment as directed.
2. Make sure all paper work is completed daily as needed.
3. Responsible for the daily maintenance of the equipment.
4. Helps customers in a prompt, efficient, and courteous manner
5. Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Petroleum Delivery
Contact Eddie Cavanah (217-273-0887)
To download employment application click HERE

Location : Lovington, Reports To - Petro Maint Mgr or Branch Manager

Base Pay Range : $13.00 --$18.00 ( Incentives per established scale)

Education/Experience Requirement: High School Diploma or GED. A.S. Agriculture preferred. Agricultural background with exposure to agri-business involving retail farm supply business.

Job Requirements :

Communication Skills : Ability to read, analyze and interpret common data. Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers. Ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees, and management. Ability to understand and explain the company's stock patronage structure.

Technical Skills: Obtain and maintain a CDL license and necessary endorsements.

Working Conditions: Nature of business requires extended hours during peak seasonal periods. While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works in outside weather near moving mechanical equipment and is exposed to fuel vapors. Noise level in work environment can be above normal at times. Physical demands include regular use of hand to finger, handle or feel objects, and speak and hear. Frequently lifting objects up to 50 pounds. Follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Sells and delivers all petroleum products
      (A) Develop and maintain routing system for efficient delivery to customers.
      (B) Call on prospective customers
      (C) Keep current on customers usages and needs
      (D) Make collections as necessary
2. Responsible for the daily maintenance of assigned vehicles
3. Keep Sales Manager or Branch Manager informed on sales activity
4. Perform maintenance and installation on tanks and pumps
5. Attend continuing education courses to maintain a quality level of knowledge for the products and regulations involved.
6.  Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Crop Production Sales
Contact Beau Morris (217-682-3366)
To download employment application click HERE

Location : Stewardson - Reports to: Branch Manager

Base Pay Range : $3,500/mo -- $6,250/ mo. ( Incentives per established scale)

Education/Experience Requirements :

B.S. Degree in Agriculture or related field is preferred. An agricultural background with experience in agri-business, involving agronomy and the marketing of crop production inputs to current and new customers.

Job Requirements:

Communication Skills : Ability to read, analyze and interpret common data. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to make effective written or verbal presentations to management, employees and customers.

Reasoning Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.

Technical Skills : CCA Certified or ability to obtain CCA and CDL. P.C Skills should include Microsoft, Excel, and Word.

Personal Skills : Applicant must possess a self motivating personality as well as team-building skills. Have ability to cold call on progressive farmers and develop detailed crop input plans. The ability to work effectively without direct supervision is essential. Ability to address objections from customers concerning all crops inputs.

Other Skills : The ability to gain a thorough working knowledge of our company software and commputer system. The ability to understand the company's stock/patronage structure.

Working Conditions : Nature of job/ business requires extended hours. Follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities :

•  Be able to explain the company's stock/patronage structure to customers.
•  Utilize the company's core software, and follow standard operating procedures associated with such software.
•  Responsible for calling on new customers in territory for the sales of seed and other crop inputs.
•  Assist Branch Manager and Crops Marketing Manager in developing a call list and marketing programs for Crop Salesmen, in order to grow and obtain new business.
•  Stay current with all changes in the agricultural industry and lead progressive changes in order to provide profitability to our customer base as well as stay ahead of the competition.
•  Have a good understanding and assist in the administration of all seed programs, be able to communicate those programs to sellers and growers.
•  Monitor seed inventory to provide a good balance of supply while staying within supplier return policies.
•  Assist in planting and harvesting test plots and side x side comparisons.
•  Assist and coordinate grower/seller educational touchpoints.
•  Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Production Oversight Fieldman
Contact Wade Harrison (217-994-6397)
To download employment application click HERE.

Location: EFFINGHAM - Reports To: Livestock Production Manager 

Base Pay Range : $3000 - $4200 per month (Incentive per established scale)

Education/Experience Requirements

B.S. Degree in Ag Business with knowledge of Animal Science preferred. Experience with hog production from wean pig through marketing required.

Job Requirements:

Communication Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers or members of the business community. Ability to make effective written or verbal presentations to management, employees, and customers.

Reasoning Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills: P.C. skills should include Microsoft Excel and Word. Must have a valid drivers license. Achieve and maintain Certified Livestock Manager Training with the Illinois Department of Ag at the 1,000 AU level. Achieve and maintain PQA Plus certification with the National Pork Board. Ability to understand legal documents between Effingham Equity and Contract Growers. Ability to gain a thorough working knowledge of our company software and computer system. Ability to understand the company's stock/patronage structure.

Working Conditions: Nature of job/business requires extended hours. Must be willing to work inside hog buildings. Follow all established biosecurity protocols for entering swine units. Follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities:
•  Be able to explain the company's stock/patronage structure to customers.
•  Utilize the company's core software and follow standard operating procedures associated with it.
•  Develop and maintain protocols of swine management and recordkeeping for growers to follow.
•  Be able to understand and follow company policies on risk management of feed and live hogs (Crush).
•  Maintain contract with wean pig supplier to ensure supply of healthy wean pigs.
•  Support sales of feed products and services to customers and prospects.

Production Oversight
•  Maintain grower relationships and adherence to company protocols.
•  Visit nursery, finisher, and wean-finish sites every 1-2 weeks and provide established reports on status of pigs.
•  Coordinate marketing functions and animal movements with logistics coordinator of market hogs, wean pigs, or feeder pigs.
•  Information flow between all parties verbally and written.

Producer Contracts and Audits
•  Maintain contracts between growers and Effingham Equity.
•  Maintain database of producer requirements with regard to Certificate of Insurance, CNMP maintenance, Permits, PQA Plus certification, Site Assessments, Renewals and Expiration of Contracts.

Growth and New Barn Development
•  Develop strategies for acquiring existing or new barns to achieve 250,000 market hogs annually in Investment Service Program.
•  Evaluate and research farrow to finish opportunities versus buying wean pigs.
•  Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Contact Mark Murray (618-547-3222)
To download employment application click HERE.

Location: ALMA - Reports To : Branch Manager

Base Pay Range: $14.00 --$18.00 ( Incentives per established scale) 

Education/Experience Requirements:

All applicants will be required to have either a GED or a High School Diploma. An agriculture background with exposure to Agri-business involving Ag Supplies, & Crop Inputs is preferred but not required.

Job Requirements :

Communication Skills: Applicants must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret common data and be able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. In addition they must also be able to effectively communicate with customers, employees, and management.

Technical Skills: Candidates for this position must have the ability to gain a thorough working knowledge of the company's software system and be proficient with Microsoft excel and word. They must also have excellent organizational and secretarial skills and be able to operate in a fast paced environment.

Personal Skills: Applicants should possess a self-motivating personality and have the ability to work effectively as a part of a team or on their own with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions: The nature of the job/business may require extended hours during peak busy seasons.

Job Responsibilities:

1 Be able to explain the company's stock/patronage structure to customers.
2. Utilize the company's core software, and follow standard operating procedures associated with such software.
3. Customer service at the branch including, but not limited to, taking orders, dispatching, and processing orders, and handling or directing the handling of customer complaints.
4. Insure that all products and services at the branch are accurately billed and within company credit policy.
5. Assist the branch manager in all record keeping and billing functions.
6. Complete all daily office work in a timely and accurate manner including but not exclusive of bank deposit and filing.
7. Communicate and work closely with accounting staff and seed logistics coordinator. Entering seed orders on-line and into company system; receiving in seed shipments; coordinating shipments to customers; tracking availability, seed transfers, substitutions, replants and returns; coordinating, tracking and reporting inventory issues.
8. Attend continuing education courses to maintain adequate level of knowledge for the products and administration involved
9. Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Primary: Custom Applicator, Secondary: Sales, Fleet, Maintenance, Operations
Contact Ron Hartke (217-925-5269)
To download employment application click HERE.

Location : DIETERICH - Reports To: Branch Manager

Base Pay Range : $14.00 --$18.00 ( Incentives per established scale)

 Education/Experience Requirement:

High School Diploma or GED. Applicant must have a good driving record and have or be able to obtain an Illinois commercial driver's license (CDL) with a Class A license and endorsements of T (doubles & triples) and X (tankers & Haz-mat). A.S. Degree in Agriculture preferred. Agricultural background with exposure to Agri-business involving Ag Supplies, Crop Inputs, Feed, Grain, Petroleum.

Job Requirements:

Communication Skills : Ability to read, analyze and interpret common data. Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers. Ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and management.

 Technical Skills: CDL and spray operators license.

Personal Skills: Applicant should possess a self motivating personality as well as team-building skills.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works long hours in outdoor conditions. The employee will usually work around moving mechanical equipment and occasionally work in high, precarious places. Physical demands include regular use of hand to finger, handle or feel objects, and talk and hear. Employee must be capable of frequent lifting objects up to 50 pounds and follow all established personnel, safety policies/procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Applies fertilizer/ag chemicals through custom application equipment in accurate and efficient manner.
2. Responsible for all operations in grain and ag chemical containment and fertilizer facilities including handling, mixing, record keeping, maintenance, cleanliness, and compliance with all state and federal regulations.
3. Blend, deliver, and unload fertilizer, ag chemicals, feed, and seed and merchandise as directed.
4. Responsible for daily maintenance of equipment and facilities.
5. Attend continuing education courses to maintain a quality level of knowledge for the products, regulations and customer relations.
6. Off-season - operate truck fleet (semi, feed, grain, petroleum trucks, etc) as directed by Branch Manager and Dispatcher or assist Effingham shop personnel as directed by Branch Manager and Plant Maintenance Manager.- or-
Off season - scout fields for weed and insect problems. Take soil samples, make field maps. Be able to communicate in a professional manner to the producer, salesmen and branch manager.
7.  Other duties as assigned.

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