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Job Title: Agronomy and Operations Intern

Job Function: Chemical/Fertilizer Storage and Distribution, Inventory Coordination, Operations, Agronomy

FLSA Status (US): Non-Exempt

Department: Operations

Reports To: Location Manager

Duration: March 2018 - May 2018



The Agronomy and Operations Intern is a multi-functional role that specializes in assisting operations in our state-of-the-art chemical storage and distribution facility as well as helping meet our customer’s corn and soybean needs by means of staging and loading orders. This role is also responsible for assisting with warehouse inventory and maintaining on-site equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists maintaining customer database in chemical warehouse software.

  • Assists with entering orders, check in and check out inventory, and distribute chemicals/fertilizer using chemical warehouse software.

  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type or product. Receives product to be sure quantity and quality are acceptable.

  • Maintains warehouse, location grounds and equipment to acceptable company standards (Examples: plow snow from drive and parking lot as needed, winterize equipment, mowing lawn, etc.)

  • Assists with maintaining company inventory and inventory records to acceptable company standards.

  • Ensure equipment is operating properly, is clean and promotes a positive image of Tri-County Ag

  • Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes.

  • Prepares, organizes and maintains records to document activities.

  • Occasional crop scouting on an as-needed basis.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This position will have no direct reports.



A successful candidate will excel in customer service, project management, cost awareness, dependability, high quality work, attention to detail, safety and punctuality.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma/general education degree (GED) is required. Pursuing an associate’s degree or certificate in Agribusiness or related field is a plus. The individual in this role must be able to maintain insurability and a valid driver’s license. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with proper endorsements, and Commercial Chemical Applicator’s License (1A, 1B, 1C) is a plus.



  • Previous experience operating a forklift and/or PIT (Powered Industrial Truck) training and certification is preferred.

  • Previous experience operating agricultural equipment is required.


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Strong reasoning ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions

  • Demonstrated skills with project management, time management is preferred.

  • Above average communication skills; be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such a proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume.

  • Strong computer skills related to inventory, work orders, and software on blending and application equipment.

  • Excellent problem solving skills and root cause analysis.

  • Proven knowledge of operating farm equipment including but not limited to tractors, sprayers, spreaders, planting and harvesting equipment.

  • Operating a forklift and/or PIT (Powered Industrial Truck) training and certification is preferred.

  • General knowledge of machinery and mechanical equipment, including shop equipment, is preferred.


Travel Requirements:


Moderate single-day business travel may be required. Minimal overnight business travel may be required.


Work Environment/Physical Demands:


  • Majority of work is performed in either a warehouse environment or outdoors, which can expose employees to conditions including but not limited to dust, noise, and uneven walking surfaces.

  • Regular work hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm; M-F. Typically required seasonal work on weekends.

  • Occasional work is performed in an office environment, which can expose employees to temperature fluctuations (hot/cold).

  • Required intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, climbing, and lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs frequently; 100lbs occasionally.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

EOE M/W/Vet/Disabled

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.