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compensation: Competitive hourly wage
employment type: full-time

Do you have experience in plant/facility production, quality control, and maintenance? Perhaps warehousing experience, including shipping and receiving? Are you willing to operate material handling equipment including forklift, skid steer and other equipment? Are you self-motivated and customer focused? If so, we'd like to hear from you!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

Assist in all aspects of fertilizer plant operations and of warehouse operations duties. To include but not limited to; stocking and retrieving package and bulk containers, forklift and general housekeeping. Role requires strong mechanical ability and aptitude. Must enjoy working with diverse customer base in a fast paced setting.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
Willingness to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack and other equipment as required
Ability to repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs. while working in a non-climate controlled
Good math and organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
Willing and desires to work overtime hours during busy seasons.
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Must maintain a valid Driver's License with a good driving record
Key Personal Attributes Include:

Maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude at all times.
Enjoys and embraces a diverse/variety of job duties and responsibilities. Person should be versatile, flexible, and willing. Can effectively multi-task.
Work and contribute to a team approach/effort with a positive attitude and outlook.
Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees.
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables include:

Batch Plant Operation
Properly interpret, and create fertilizer batch sheets.
Create custom fertilizer blends in the batch plant.
Properly label all custom blends.
Fill tanks and trucks as needed.
Coordinate with dispatcher scheduling of all out going fertilizer deliveries.
Work with Operations Manager on awareness and management of any contaminated loads.
Neatness and attention to detail on all paperwork, and seeing that it all returns to the office for processing.
Daily Maintenance and Cleanliness of all plant equipment and plant.
Tank Farm Operation
Manage all bulk fertilizer tanks (liquid levels, labeling, maintenance, etc.)
Coordinate with purchasing agent all ordering and scheduling of incoming bulk fertilizer deliveries.
Oversee tank farm cleanliness and upkeep.
Oversee waste water management.
Oversee repair, maintenance and safety issues on all tank farm equipment.
Secure tank farm at the end of each day.
Ensure that all equipment and plumbing is properly maintained.
Oversee random sampling for fertilizer analysis accuracy. Fill containers with proper herbicide or pesticide as needed.
Wear proper safety equipment per SDS sheets of chemical being handled by employee.
Make sure tank is cleaned and ready to be filled, Ensure the integrity of containers being filled with proper testing per EPA rules.
Ensure proper weight of tank and chemical.
Make sure tank is sealed correctly when finished.
Make sure tank is properly stickered for warnings, deposit and tank testing.
Scan bar code for tracking of tank.
Load and unload bulk tankers.
Utilize catch basins for spills.
Monitor all tanks that are being pumped into or out of for leaks, spills or damage.
Make sure all containers are properly cleaned when done filling.
Make sure all drums are put safely onto a pallet and wrapped with shrink wrap before being put into the warehouse for storage or onto the truck for delivery.
Ensure the security of the bulk room and all aspects of it which may include but are not limited to, locking out electrical switches and or pumps, making sure tank valves are in the closed position at the end of the day.
Making sure all pumps and valves are labeled correctly, whether it be on or off, open or close, or the correct chemical name.
All electrical cords and outlets are well taken care of.
Report any issues with equipment to manager right away.
Other Duties
Assist with shop repair work and equipment maintenance when needed.
Assist with deliveries of chemicals & fertilizers as needed.
Assist with pulling of orders and packaging of products for shipment.
Maintain accurate inventory records, ensuring no product leaves, or enters warehouse without necessary paperwork
Attend product training sessions and meetings when necessary
All other duties as assigned.
Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive hourly pay & benefits package


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-five years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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