Career Opportunities

Deerfield Ag Services is a family owned, full-service agricultural services provider with one agronomy and four grain locations located throughout Northeastern Ohio, and we’re looking for the cream of the crop to join our rapidly growing team.

Deerfield employees are hardworking, reliable, and have an exceptional attention to detail, no matter what division they’re working in. If you think you fit the bill, take a look at the open positions we have available now.

As we continue to grow, we will be adding open positions on this page as needed. Be sure to check back often if you don’t see what you’re looking for, and follow us on Facebook , as we will occasionally announce new openings there.

Current Job Listings

Agronomist - Apply Here

This position is responsible for building customer relationships, solve customer challenges and helping the customer to be profitable; therefore leading to company profitability.

Job Description

Deerfield Ag Services – Agronomist
Deerfield Ag Services is a family-owned, full-service agricultural services provider with one agronomy and four grain locations located throughout Northeastern Ohio, and we’re looking for the cream of the crop to join our rapidly growing team.

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for building customer relationships, solve customer challenges and helping the customer to be profitable; therefore leading to company profitability.

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Agronomic Sales and Consulting
  • Promote Deerfield Ag Services and available product lines
  • Develop and execute strategic sales plan with Sales & Marketing
  • Conduct producer meetings and education sessions
  • Resolve customer complaints
  • Assist customers, both walk-in and in the field, with product and pricing information. Interpret his/her needs. Assist with load outs as necessary
  • Work with Manager to grow existing customer business; by building trust and relationships with customers
  • Prospect new business
  • Review monthly goals
  • Assess customer needs and/or potential concerns through proficient field scouting
  • Perform soil and tissue testing and interpret results and provide recommendations
  • Utilize CRM (contact manager/database) to maintain sales notes and information
  • Assist customers with financing options
  • Secure and verify information for customer credit check prior to completing the sale. Communicate terms accordingly
  • Provide superior customer service both before and after the sale
  • Develop crop plans and ideas that are cutting edge, creative and effective
  • Collaborate with Grain in providing both grain marketing and crop consulting services to our producers

 

Training/Education:

  • Develop training schedule, plan & curriculum to educate staff, and customers
  • Day to day training and instruction with staff on weed ID, products, agronomic principles 

 

Miscellaneous Support:

  • Assist other departments within the company as necessary

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Persuasion and active listening skills
  • Basic PC skills including Microsoft Office software applications
  • Time management
  • Ability to “read” the customer (social perceptiveness)
  • Ability to read and understand product guides and analysis
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations
  • Ability to create and maintain effective relationships with customers and team members
  • Mathematic capability including algebraic and geometric applications
  • Ability to drive a truck with trailer in tow
  • Knowledge of weed and pest identification
  • Understanding of the local geography and soil types/fertility
  • Product knowledge; general knowledge of accounting principles and the analysis of financial data (margins, etc.)
  • General understanding of grain markets helpful
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services
  • Understanding of crop production
  • Professional demeanor and integrity
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Customer-oriented; detail-minded; independent thinker; dependable; positive attitude; initiative
  • CCA certification -preferred
  • Minimum of an agriculture-related Associate Degree. Bachelors Degree preferred

Hours:

Off Season: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Saturdays as necessary. Extended hours necessary during peak season and as conditions permit.

Custom Applicator/Spray Rig Operator- Apply Here

This position is responsible for operating application equipment to apply crop protection products and fertilizer based upon supplied specifications.

Job Description

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Liquid/Dry Machine

  • Operate spray rig to custom apply various crop protection products and fertilizer
  • Maintain effective communication with nurse truck driver
  • Prepare custom application reports and submit for customer invoicing
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on spray rig ensuring that it operates smoothly and that the physical condition does not deteriorate
  • Know and understand crop protection products, fertilizer and their applications, including safe handling techniques
  • Scout fields during application and report pertinent information related to field condition to Agronomist

 

Equipment Repair & Maintenance

  • Perform routine maintenance on all equipment and vehicles, including: oil changes, cleaning both inside and out, fluid checks, etc.
  • Inspect equipment and vehicles in order to diagnose defects
  • Repair and test as required to keep in good operating condition
  • Requisition necessary materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment and replacement parts following company policy and guidelines

 

Agronomic/Other Duties

  • Assist in the agronomy warehouse as needed
  • Collect soil samples and prepare recommendations based upon results
  • Carry out seed, fertilizer and crop protection products deliveries
  • Use safety precautions at all times
  • Complete paperwork in a timely, accurate and legible fashion
  • Represent Deerfield Ag Services in a professional manner
  • Attend various training seminars to remain current on new products, technologies and concepts
  • Operators will also be expected to work in other areas at times of the year, make deliveries or drive nurse trucks for other applicators

 

The following qualifications and requirements reflect the ideal candidate

Experience and Skills:

  • Natural mechanical ability
  • Mathematical capability, including measurements and volume/metric conversions
  • Ability to read and understand maps, directions, and product guides
  • Basic computer skills
  • Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of motor vehicle operation and DOT regulation
  • Knowledge of equipment and tools
  • Adaptable and flexible, patient; safety conscious
  • Customer-oriented
  • CDL Class A License with Tanker endorsement-Preferred
  • Custom Applicator License-Preferred

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-12 hour days, Saturdays and Sundays required during peak seasons Apr-June and Sept – Oct

CDL Truck Driver - Apply Here

Drive semi-truck with trailer, flat-bed with tanks, bulk tender dry fertilizer to transport grain, seed, chemicals, equipment or other materials to specified destinations, while providing great service to our customers.

 

 

Grain Handler - Louisville / Deerfield - Apply Here

The purpose of this position is proper handling, loading, unloading, conditioning, blending and storage of inbound and outbound grain. This position will be required to float between the Louisville and Deerfield Ohio Facilities.

 

Job Description

Grain Handler Louisville / Deerfield

Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is proper handling, loading, unloading, conditioning, blending and storage of inbound and outbound grain. This position will be required to float between the Louisville and Deerfield Ohio Facilities.

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Loading & Unloading of Trucks and Containers

  • As needed, weigh, sample and accurately grade incoming & outgoing loads, directing truck to appropriate bin for dumping & loading. Enter information into computer following all related SOP’s. 
  • Load outbound & dump inbound trucks.
  • Maintain communication with truck drivers and office personnel

Maintain Physical Condition of Grain

  • Aerate grain as instructed to maintain physical condition and quality of grain, while keeping electricity demand in mind to minimize expenses.
  • Operate grain dryer as needed.
  • Maintain communication with office personnel

General Maintenance and Repair of Grain Facility

  • Perform general maintenance and repairs, including belt changes, plug and breaker replacements, etc.
  • Perform regular clean-up of pits, inspection trailer, bins, facility grounds, sweeping and weed control. Assist with rodent control.
  • Perform preventative maintenance

Miscellaneous Support

  • Assist with the completion of inventory and spot checks.
  • Help Grain Superintendent as needed or upon request.
  • Operate sweep auger to completely empty grain bin. Check for holes in the floor and general condition of bin.
  • Provide assistance to other departments as needed or assigned.
  • Provide great customer service to customers.

Experience and Skills:
The following qualifications and requirements reflect the ideal candidate.

  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service-oriented, self-motivated
  • Calm personality that works well under pressure
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Arithmetic – ability to add & subtract without calculator
  • Working knowledge of bin capacities and facility layout.
  • Mechanical ability
  • Understanding of hand/power tools; basic understanding of electrical components.
  • General Knowledge of the production of corn, soybeans and wheat

What you will bring:

  • Ability to climb up to 165 feet in the air.
  • A valid driver license and own reliable transportation
  • Able to lift/carry up to 75lbs
  • Good sense of smell to identify moldy or sour grain
  • Vision requirements: ability to see at close and distant ranges and to see color and with depth perception
  • Must pass pre-employment drug and background screen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturdays and Sunday required in July and September-December. Work beyond scheduled hours required during peak season.

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an employee. An employee may be asked to perform other duties as required to accomplish the organization’s goals. Due to the seasonality of our business it will be necessary for this position to work in other areas of the business throughout the year.

Agronomy Seasonal Drivers - Apply Here

Looking a seasonal job in Agriculture?  We are hiring tender truck drivers for this Spring!

Job Description

Looking for a seasonal job in Ag?  We are hiring tender truck drivers for this Spring!

Deerfield Ag Services is a family-owned, full-service agricultural services provider with one agronomy and four grain locations located throughout Northeastern Ohio, and we’re looking for the cream of the crop to join our rapidly growing team.

Responsibilities 

  • Drive tender trucks to transport and deliver fertilizer and other products to fields and to customers’ farms.
  • Maneuver truck into loading or unloading position, following signals from others as needed.
  • Inspect truck before and after trip and notify shop foreman of necessary repairs.
  • Load and unload truck or assist as needed.

Skills

  • Proven work experience as a driver
  • No recent moving or driving violations.
  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc.)
  • Ability to follow direction and read a map; ability to operate equipment in a safe manner.
  • Class B CDL License or ability to obtain.
  • Clean driving record 

Accounts Payable/ Admin - Apply Here

The purpose of this position is to perform all aspects of Accounts Payable function with specific concentration on expenses.

Job Description

Job Location: Deerfield, Ohio
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time
Years of Experience: 1or more years / or ability to learn
Reports to: Accountant

Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to perform all aspects of Accounts Payable function with specific concentration on expenses.

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

  • Matching purchase orders to invoices and entering the invoices into the applicable software according to policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Address incoming inquiries regarding A/P issues
  • Issues electronic payments promptly and accurately
  • Verifies/corrects vendor data, payments, invoices, credits and discount terms
  • Prepares, matching and verifies invoices for proper coding and payment.
  • Maintains accounting department files and records
  • Timely processing to maximize available discounts and minimize service charges
  • Researches and resolves problem invoices by communicating with vendors and staff to correct discrepancies
  • Runs monthly reports as required to reconcile accounts and assist in reconciliations of vendor prepayments and statements
  • Enters new vendors into the system and updates information in the master files as needed, including payment terms
  • Executes all SOP’s related to payables and purchase orders
  • Maintains Blanket Purchase Orders listing

Administrative

  • Fleet responsibilities which include Insurance requirements, Smartfil, licensing, JJ Keller data entry, IFTA, permits, catalog of assets etc.
  • IRS and State of Ohio fuel refunding filing
  • Process incoming checks
  • Assist at times with A/R
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Receptionist duties at least 2 days per week
  • Assists with special projects as needed
  • Performs various clerical, miscellaneous tasks, data entry and routine accounting tasks in support of an operating unit
  • Update calendars for birthday/anniversary/time off
  • Administer company door code – monthly
  • Monitor and maintain “info” email account

Experience and Skills:

  • The following qualifications and requirements reflect the ideal candidate.
  • High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent prior work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts accurately
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Able to accurately complete high volume of work within specified time frames
  • Must be punctual and have regular attendance.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, standards and accounts payable process workflow
  • Strict attention to detail, developed problem solving skills, logical & critical thinking skills, high personal accountability
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage own time to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively where necessary in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle incoming calls when receptionist is not present

Software

  • iRely – Accounting software
  • JOT form – Purchase Order process
  • Microsoft office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • JJ Keller – fleet management / IFTA taxes / Fuel consumption
  • Smartfil system

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-5. Flexible schedule during peak seasons. May require overtime.

Note:
This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an employee. An employee may be asked to perform other duties as required to accomplish the organization’s goals. Due to the seasonality of our business it will be necessary for this position to work in other areas of the business during the year.

 

Why Work for Deerfield Ag Services?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Insurance – Employer pays 75% of premium – Starts on first day of employment
  • Dental and Vision Insurance – Employee paid
  • 401 k Contribution with Employer Match
  • Short-term and Long-term disability – Employer Paid
  • Group Life Insurance – Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Life Insurance – Employee Paid
  • Incentive Bonus Plan
  • Paid time off (Personal Time, Vacation, and Company Paid Holidays)

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