Feed Operations Associate-2nd Shift

Openings: 1

Location: Elgin Iowa

Reporting to the Location Manager/Mill Manager, the Feed Operations Associate is a Non Exempt position.

The Feed Operations Associate provides assistance to the Mill Operator while performing tasks to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the feed production system. Will perform duties associated with grain within the facility in accordance with safety policies and procedures. This position will also ensure the manufacturing, packaging and loading of animal feed operating a variety of heavy industrial equipment.


  • Promote an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the mission and core values of Nexus
  • Model behaviors that support Nexus mission and core values to be a trusted advisor to our customers and members


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for loading delivery trucks and staging delivery order for the following morning.
  • Monitoring and filling the micro system and assisting the Mill Operator with mixing of feed.
  • Managing the feed warehouse products and using a forklift.
  • Maintains a clean or organized working environment by performing housekeeping activities.
  • Complying with OSHA Safety and Health rules
  • Grain handling including but not limited to filling, reclaiming, and transferring grain.
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two or more years of related experience in production facilities.
  • Has or must be willing to obtain a CDL

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to climb, bend, stretch, kneel, squat, push/pull, climb, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and explosives.
  • May require work in areas where ear and / or eye protection is necessary.
  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The Employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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