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Operations Technician

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Start growing a rewarding career with us AND receive a $2500 sign-on bonus!

  • The Landus family offers a phenomenal benefit package that includes:
  • 75% of health insurance premiums paid with options for medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • A strong 401K employer match to assist in planning for your retirement
  • Time off to assist with a work life balance by giving you 18 days PTO within first year. Other time off includes 8 paid holidays, volunteer time off and paternal leave
  • We offer Flex Time which allows you to have a flexible schedule during approved times.
  • Education Assistance
  • Employee profit sharing incentive plan
  • On the job training & career advancement opportunities
  • New state of the art Innovation Connector located in Des Moines. This space offers: 
  • Team collaboration areas
  • Fun activity center

How will you have an impact in this role?

We are seeking a motivated individual to be part of the Landus team who will be responsible for our outside agronomy and grain operations. At Landus, you’ll find a fun team atmosphere and a stable career that offers excellent benefits for full-time employees!  

What would you do?

  • Greet all customers promptly and courteously
  • Maintain and increase agronomy and feed sales, grain origination and marketing with existing customers and grow business with new customers, as applicable.
  • Assist in all aspects of the elevator operations, if applicable to location
  • Receiving and unloading grain operations
  • Grain drying operations
  • Measuring grain inventory on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Grain train loading operations including cleaning and sealing cars
  • Keeping facility clean, safe and housekeeping records current
  • Maintain grain condition by testing temperatures and blending
  • Able to operate train locomotive & obtain training certificate on locomotive operations, if applicable to the location
  • Identify potential maintenance problems and complete necessary repairs
  • Assist in all aspects of the fertilizer and chemical operations, if applicable to location
  • Measure inventory and report it to the supervisor
  • Assist in unloading bulk and packaged product
  • Provide customer service by and loading chemical product orders
  • Maintain and repair equipment as needed
  • Keeping facility clean, safe and housekeeping records current
  • Pumping bulk chemicals into customer tanks
  • Tender to applicators
  • Fill NH3 nurse tanks during season
  • Understand basic agronomy chemistry of all products



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and/or have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with air brake, tanker, and HazMat endorsements.
  • Must be able to move/lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally up to 100 pounds.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Understand the seasonality of an agricultural cooperative and the in-season time commitment.

Other skills that will help you succeed:

  • Be able to obtain a Class A CDL with air brake, tanker, and HazMat endorsements.
  • Participate in company DOT drug and alcohol program and maintain current DOT physical.
  • Two to five years related experience.
  • Good computer skills.

Landus is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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