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Farmers Coop Society Regional Mill Operations Manager in Boyden, Iowa

Find your career with Farmers Coop Society today! We are a progressive coop in a growing industry, committed to providing the highest level of service to customers.

We strive to promote from within and offer a range of great career opportunities. You’ll enjoy doing rewarding work, receiving competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages.

When you join Farmers Coop Society, you’ll be joining a cooperative that has been proudly farmer owned since 1907.

Overall Job Function:

The regional mill operation manager strives to successfully build, lead and manage the feed mills and obtain future growth while meeting the demands of the customer for either the east or west region of FCS.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Direct responsibility of one of the mills in their region.

  • Direct the company’s feed production, product quality, introduce continuous improvement processes, and work with the FDM to develop and implement expansion, acquisitions, and or construction plans to support future company growth.

  • Responsible for sanitation, preventative maintenance, and safety protocols at the mills of responsibility (i.e. USDA/FDA Requirements, HACCP, etc).

  • Ensuring the production and delivery of feed in the most efficient and economical manner while the requisite customer service levels and quality standards.

  • Directing continuous improvement processes for the feed mill and other operations.

  • Work closely with Quality Department to ensure the practices and processes meet and exceed company’s quality goals.

  • Structure a Safe work environment for feed milling while ensuring products are manufactured and delivered meeting all required regulations and biosecurity standards.

  • Building a strong sense of teamwork. Train and develop team members to meet the need for a growing staff and normal succession.

  • Build a strong sense of teamwork with all levels of production and maintain Company culture. Providing leadership by example to develop excellent decision-making at all levels.

  • Preparing and administering the operations budgets and developing operational performance reports.

  • Evaluating current facilities and developing capital plans and analyses to support future company growth, overseeing capital projects and the production facilities.

  • Work closely with the transportation department to improve efficiencies.

  • Participates in special projects when needed, other duties as assigned.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • High level of customer service focus.

  • Communication skills.

  • Possess mechanical skills to perform minor maintenance tasks.

  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment.

  • Highly collaborative management style.


  • Supports a consistent professional image of the company.

  • Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute.

  • Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure.

  • Work ethic of the highest integrity.

  • Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals and deadlines, effectively solve problems.

  • Financial skills and cost conscious.


High school diploma or GED.

5+ years of management/supervisory experience in feed or agricultural product manufacturing.

Work Requirements:

This position will flex time between an office setting and feed mill. Office equipment utilized will be computer, phone, fax, copy machine and other standard office equipment. While on farm employee will be exposed to elements, loud noise, agricultural equipment, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided and must be utilized when applicable and according to safety standards. Typical working hours are 7am to 5pm but will vary based on customer and organizational demand.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 75 pounds frequently and maneuver on and off a mobile equipment. The physicality of this job is high.

  • 401k Company matches 50% up to 10%

  • Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment

  • Company bonus incentive

  • Excellent health insurance plans

  • Dental & Vision available

  • Short & Long Term Disability provided at no cost to you

  • Life Insurance

  • Identity Theft Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Clothing Allowance

  • 10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center

*FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. After reading the contents of this job description, I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this description for my records. I realize this document is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position; however, Farmers Cooperative Society reserves the right to revise, add or eliminate job functions and duties as conditions warrant. I also understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek to achieve the company’s goals. I further understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment, nor alter my status as an “at-will” employee.