CAREERS

Dedicated employees are the backbone of our company!

When we have any employment opportunities available, we will list them below.

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Transport Driver

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. is seeking a Transport Driver to work at our Marion Oil location.  Must have a Class A CDL, with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and a minimum of two years hauling fuel or hazardous liquids. 

The position duties include: load, transport and delivering of diesel and gasoline to and from specified locations while interacting with customers and vendors. 

Drivers will be responsible for preparing and maintaining records, and operating truck according to federal regulations and company safety procedures.  This includes conducting pre-trip inspections such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires lights and brakes.  Must maintain a clean truck and perform required preventative maintenance.

Physical demands include regular handling of hoses and/or equipment of up to 80 pounds which will require lifting, kneeling, squatting, pulling, and prolonged sitting while driving.  Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions including hot, cold, wet, etc.  Working conditions may include dust, fumes, and chemicals and working at varying heights.

Required

Minimum 2 (two) years fuel/hazardous liquids driving experience

Class A CDL

Hazmat endorsement

Tanker endorsement

Minimum 5 (five) years clean driving record

Applicants may forward resume and cover letter to Heather Ferrell: hferrell@centralohfarm.com

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 Agronomist

 Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. currently has an Agronomist opening in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

 Position Responsibilities

  • Become a subject matter expert of products, services, and prices to assist in developing competitive marketing strategies
  • Work closely with customers and growers to recommend the proper fertilizer and crop protection products to meet each individual’s needs
  • Routinely conducts soil testing and maintain reports
  • Responsible for dry, liquid, NH3, lime and chemical inventories
  • Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  • Conduct sales calls in a professional and courteous manner

 Essential Duties & Functions

  • Communicate with location manager concerning daily activities
  • Assist in housekeeping and maintenance of facility
  • Assist with outbound and inbound agronomy products
  • Operate all equipment & vehicles according to COFC policy and procedure along with all local, state, and federal laws
  • Ensure Safety compliance
  • Provide courteous customer service
  • All other duties as assigned

 Basic Qualifications (required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years additional Agronomy/seed experience, OR Scouting/intern experience, OR Cooperative work experience, OR Agricultural background
  • Extensive knowledge of agronomy
  • Experience spraying chemicals
  • Ability to provide cost effective services for co-op patrons
  • Ability to work extended hours in-season
  • Good mathematical aptitude

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Commercial Crop Adviser, Pesticide applicators license with 2A, 2B, 2D endorsements or able to obtain one.  Must have an acceptable motor vehicle record. This position requires the safe operation of a motor vehicle to perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must meet the qualifications set forth in COFC’s motor vehicle safety policy. Failure to meet these qualifications could result in removal from this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

Please email resume and cover letter to hferrell@centralohfarm.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. NO APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE LOCATION

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EXPERIENCED Custom Applicator

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. (COFC) has opportunities at multiple locations for Custom Applicators.  These full-time positions will require employee willingness to work in a variety of roles when not performing custom application. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS

  •         Communicate with Agronomist or location manager concerning daily activities
  •         Apply dry and liquid fertilizer, chemicals and lime to customer's fields
  •         Assist in housekeeping and maintenance of facility grounds including mowing and spraying weeds
  •         Assist with outbound and inbound agronomy products
  •         Ensure Safety compliance.
  •         Maintain & record maintenance of all equipment
  •         Record daily application logs.
  •         Assist with measure and counting of inventory of dry and liquid fertilizers, NH3, lime, and chemicals.
  •         Provide courteous customer service.
  •         Operate all equipment & vehicles according to COFC policy and procedure along with all local, state, and federal laws.

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE:  3 years Custom Application experience.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Commercial pesticide applicators license with 2A, 2B, 2D endorsements or able to obtain one. 

Must have an acceptable motor vehicle record. This position requires the safe operation of a motor vehicle to perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must meet the qualifications set forth in COFC’s motor vehicle safety policy.   Must be willing and able to obtain CDL Class B with endorsements.  Failure to meet these qualifications could result in removal from this position.

 

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Part-Time and Seasonal Driver

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. has several openings for Part-time and Seasonal Driver’s. Class A and Class B CDL opportunities are available.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and deliver product to customers in a safe, timely, and professional manner, ensuring the truck is operated in a safe manner at all times
  • Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling grain, seed, fertilizer and other bulk liquid products
  • Perform visual inspection of truck before leaving premises and complete maintenance report on all deficiencies
  • Report all accidents, traffic violations, and damage to vehicles
  • Complete daily maintenance report and notify supervisor of any needed repairs.
  • Manage all aspects of the load on your truck
  • Maintain cleanliness of your truck both inside and out
  • Ensure on time loading and unloading
  • Provide excellent customer service, treating all customers in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Be available to load and/or unload your loads as needed
  • Use sound judgment and abilities to support the best interests of the company in all situations
  • Perform other related duties as needed or assigned
  • Assist in the warehouse when not delivering product
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays to meet business needs

It is imperative that the candidate maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork and fosters a favorable image of the cooperative.

Position Requirements:

  • CDL Class A or B
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Must have a clean driving record 5 years
  • Good communication skills with customers and fellow employees
  • Initiative to work independently and also in a team environment
  • Adaptable, self-starter, dependable

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Central Ohio Farmer’s Co-op is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Applicants may forward resume to:  hferrell@centralohfarm.com

Applications available on our website at centralohfarm.com

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Custom Applicator / Driver

Are you looking for a challenging career in the Ag industry, but maybe you lack the experience?  Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Inc. is seeking team members who desire to work with great mentors and coaches to develop the skills needed for a successful career.

To be successful in a Custom Applicator / Driver position, the candidate should enjoy working both independently and in a group setting, be a self-starter, possess independent-thinking skills and have a desire to learn both grain and agronomy.

It is imperative that the successful candidate display a positive attitude that promotes teamwork and a favorable image of the cooperative. Employees are required to work occasional weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS

  • Communicate with Agronomist or location manager concerning daily activities
  • Deliver grain, feed, fertilizer or chemicals
  • Apply dry and liquid fertilizer, chemicals and lime to customer's fields
  • Assist in housekeeping and maintenance of facility grounds
  • Assist with outbound and inbound agronomy products
  • Ensure Safety compliance.
  • Maintain & record maintenance of all equipment
  • Record daily application logs.
  • Assist with measure and counting of inventory of dry and liquid fertilizers, NH3, lime, and chemicals.
  • Provide courteous customer service.
  • Operate all equipment & vehicles according to COFC policy and procedure along with all local, state, and federal laws.

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE:  Farming background or prior agriculture related employment helpful but not required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures using basic math skills

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Commercial pesticide applicators license with 2A, 2B, 2D endorsements or able to obtain one. 

Must have an acceptable motor vehicle record. This position requires the safe operation of a motor vehicle to perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must meet the qualifications set forth in COFC’s motor vehicle safety policy.   Must be willing and able to obtain CDL Class B with endorsements.  Failure to meet these qualifications could result in removal from this position.

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