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Operations Trainee - Fertilizer in Pine Bluff, AR at Gavilon

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary: 

The Operations Trainee is responsible for learning the fundamentals of facility operations and logistics, as well as commodity procurement.  Training is conducted within a mentorship framework, necessitating a high degree of interaction with management.  The Operations Trainee is given progressive responsibility and customer contact within the facility management program which will help develop the necessary skills to safely and profitably manage a facility. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Effectively operate and maintain the facility and machinery
  • Facilitate product shipment and delivery
  • Learn processes and skills for proper fertilizer handling processes
  • Develop and implement plant safety controls
  • Develop a working knowledge of the relationship between operations and sales teams
  • Inform Terminal Manager of any safety hazards, environmental issues or system deficiencies in the workplace
  • Demonstrate regular attendance and timeliness in reporting to work, meetings and completing assignments

Other Job Functions:

  • Provide excellent customer service and assist customers as needed
  • Regulate record keeping for all incidents according to health and safety standards
  • Recommend process improvements as necessary
  • Assist Superintendent and Location Manager with crew development and training as needed


  • Ability to work and interact well with others
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Secondary education in Agriculture, Operations, Manufacturing, or related field a plus
  • Strong organizational, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Positive and self-motivated attitude
  • Farming background a plus
  • Possible relocation to other facilities for job growth/advancement

Special Demands:

  • Heavy-duty, operational, mechanical, and technical hands-on responsibilities
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, kneel, and bend
  • Frequently required to lift or move more than 50 pounds
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • Outdoor work environment, including heights and inclement weather, approximately 80% of the time


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