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Assistant Plant/Location Manager - GROWMARK FS - Leesport, PA

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GROWMARK FS is¬ headquartered in Milford, Delaware with branches in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. GROWMARK FS has¬ about 450¬ employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 13,000 customers.¬ The cooperative does business in seed, agronomy, crop protection, precision agriculture, and custom application.¬ GROWMARK FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT


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Assists the Plant (Location) Manager with the supervision and leadership of the operations of the assigned location including personnel, scheduling, logistics, product handling, application services, and customer satisfaction.


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Assists in the development and implementation of plans that maximize location profitability.


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SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHP


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Provides leadership and assists with the supervision of Operators, Ag Operations, and Administrative Assistant personnel assigned to the location.


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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


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Assists Plant Manager with supervision of all operations, scheduling service equipment, and personnel at the assigned location


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Trains, coaches, and counsels, employees to effectively develop individual talents and a team of professionals.


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Schedules and performs maintenance of assigned equipment, rolling stock, and facilities


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Leads personnel to follow all safe operating procedures and regulations


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Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products.¬  Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures.


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Responsible for the inventory control and turns in application records on a daily basis.¬  Assures all product is accounted for with either an invoice or delivery ticket


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Develops or assists and applies the skills necessary to hire, supervise, lead, and develop a staff of assigned employees


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Assists in the development and implementation of business plans that maximize location profitability


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OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS


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Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts.


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Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


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Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


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Performs all other duties as assigned.


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REQUIREMENTS


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Normally requires an Associate's Degree in agricultural discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of agronomy operations related work experience or farming experience to demonstrate knowledge to effectively assist in the management of the assigned facilities and personnel.


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Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications, licenses, and permits.


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Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant


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Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and clean driving record.


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Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK agronomy and/or energy operations.


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Occasionally exposed or required to:



  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

  • May be required to work at varying heights

  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.


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Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


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Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.¬ 


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We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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