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.

 

 

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 

Seasonal Grain Handlers - Apply Here

Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is proper handling, loading, unloading, conditioning, blending and storage of inbound and outbound grain. This position is available at our Kinsman and Deerfield, Ohio Facilities.

Job Description

Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is proper handling, loading, unloading, conditioning, blending and storage of inbound and outbound grain. This position is available at our Kinsman and Deerfield, Ohio Facilities.

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

  • 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
  • Trouble shooting 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.

Job Description

Job Duties: 

  • Operate dry fertilizer building (load, mix, maintain building)
  • Learn how to drive and operate the lime application machine and make application to fields as needed
  • Perform equipment maintenance (fertilizer buggies, loader, conveyer belts, fertilizer mixer)
  • Soil sampling

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn agronomy operations, including facility and tender operations
  • Attend any available machine trainings
  • Work with professional applicators to gain an understanding of application equipment and techniques for operation
  • Opportunity to scout fields for agronomic evaluation with the agronomist as available
  • Gain understanding and experience with ordering, receiving, and inventory control
  • Experience the day-to-day procedures required to keep up and maintain equipment
  • Work with our grain operations team to gain basic understanding of grain facility management
  • Other learning opportunities as the season, time, and your interests allow

Qualifications:

  • Experience with farm equipment, mechanically inclined
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Possess math skills when performing basic operations
  • Have a desire to succeed in your career and the ability to represent the company's culture
  • Work the varied hours required of the position during peak seasons
  • Operate a smartphone, tablet
  • Internships are paid and are 12 weeks in duration (May/June – August)

Internship will include a summer project to be tailored to the student’s interest.

Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Assist with customer visits and field calls
  • Soil sampling and analysis of sampling results
  • Assist with mapping and precision agriculture software
  • Test plot planting, monitoring, maintenance
  • Assisting with retail counter, walk in customers, and inputting orders
  • Assist with seed treatment and seed deliveries
  • Assist in crop protection warehouse (maintaining inventory, receiving, building orders)
  • Assist agronomist and office with other tasks/projects as needed

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn retail agronomy business, sales strategy, and attend sales meetings
  • Ride with a field sales agronomist on calls, taking orders, soil sampling, grid sampling, crop scouting as available
  • Understand crop protection recommendations and using integrated pest management to determine field treatments
  • Hands on experience in agronomy field, assessing plant health, and diagnosing agronomic concerns
  • Client interaction and relationship building
  • Understand fertilizer recommendations and writing variable rate fertilizer prescriptions
  • Gain understanding and experience with ordering, receiving, and inventory control
  • Ride in applicator equipment to observe application techniques, use of GPS, and other equipment
  • Other learning opportunities as the season, time, and your interests allow

Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • Possess math skills when performing basic operations
  • Have a desire to succeed in your career and the ability to represent the company's culture
  • Work the varied hours required of the position during peak seasons
  • Operate a smartphone, tablet
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Communicate effectively with others in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Internships are paid and are 12 weeks in duration (May/June – August)Internship will include a summer project to be tailored to the student’s interest.

Week 1-6:

  • Primary Duty: Work at retail counter assisting walk in customers, inputting orders, pulling orders, and accounting tasks as needed.
  • Assist Abram in seed treating building and become familiar with seed treatment system.
  • Assist agronomists with work order creation and mapping.
  • Work with agronomists on analysis of soil sample results and creation of variable rate maps.
  • Early season field scouting and plot evaluation with agronomist as time permits.
  • Rainy days: lunch with owners, help with organization of warehouses, general housekeeping, time with Benjamin in grain office learning about grain marketing.

Week 6-12:

  • Primary Duty: In field scouting and sales calls with agronomist making agronomic recommendations.
  • Assist at retail counter as needed.
  • Assist with work order creation and mapping.
  • Ride with professional applicator to observe application techniques and use of application equipment.

Internship will include a summer project to be tailored to the student’s interest.

 

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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