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 

 

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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“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble emloyment of man.”
– George Washington

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