Feed Mill Operator (Lidderdale and Pomeroy, IA)

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for Feed Mill Operator (Lidderdale and Pomeroy, IA)



Description:     To efficiently operate computerized feed manufacturing equipment to mix and process ingredients to specified formulations and quality guidelines. Provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.  Cross-train to run milling operations at our Palmer facility.

Job Performance Skills:


Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Doesn’t make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.

Carries her fair share of the workload.


Comes to work on time every day. Is fully prepared and ready to work at the beginning of the work schedule and continues until the workday is done. Makes appropriate arrangements when adverse weather or other problems might delay on-time arrival. Conforms to work hours and schedules.  Let’s the supervisor and others know immediately when unexpected problems cause absence, lateness, or the need to leave early.

Communication Skills

Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens actively and attentively; asks good questions. Communicates well in writing. Keeps the supervisor and coworkers informed. Shares complete and accurate information with others. Messages have the desired effect.

Initiative/Action Orientation

Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Looks for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.

Quality Management

Identifies and responds quickly to all customer needs. Works to assure continuous improvement. Invites suggestions; open to experimentation. Is willing to incur costs to assure quality. Encourages others to be on the alert for defects. Develops accurate measures to assess how well a job is done. Knows when “good enough” is good enough and when it’s not.

Teamwork/ Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Doesn’t hog the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures
  • Operate computerized batch mixing equipment, receiving and load-out equipment, micro-ingredient addition, and grinding equipment
  • Maintains inventory at desired levels
  • Fulfills all reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Follows standards of quality as outlined by QMS and other manufacturing and regulatory controls
  • Perform housekeeping duties and maintain a clean working environment
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment
  • Position Requirements:
  • Lifting 55-pound ingredient bags
  • The safe and effective operation of a forklift

In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources.

The direction came from two local co-ops – one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum.

Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too. Knowledgeable employees attracted by our vision and sense of mission help NEW Cooperative customers know what’s merely inventive and which innovations make strong economic sense. As a result, we’re always achieving something NEW!

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