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River Valley Cooperative Feed Mill Operator in Wilton, Iowa


  • Position: Feed Mill Operator Trainee

  • Job Status: Full-time

  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

  • Reports To: Feed Operations Manager

  • Amount of Overnight Travel Required: 0-10%

  • Work Schedule: 9pm - 5:30am Sunday night - Friday morning

  • Positions Supervised: None


Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operate the assigned facilities and equipment to efficiently and accurately deliver products and services for the Cooperative’s patrons.

  • Assist in maintaining all assigned facilities and equipment for safe operations at all times to meet the State, Federal and River Valley Cooperative requirements.

  • Provide input to Mill Lead and Feed Operations Manager on needed repairs and maintenance of assigned facilities and equipment.

  • Provide maintenance support as directed for the company facilities at the mill locations.

  • Performs other roles and accepts other responsibility as assigned by the manager.

  • The feed mill operator position involves working a shift that will occasional require over time and shift adjustment or change, may occasionally include weekends or holidays.

  • Must complete all logs and documentation timely as required by RVC, and all State and Federal agencies.

  • Must perform duties and responsibilities under RVC, HACCP, IDALS, LOL, FSMA, FDA requirements, specifications, and rules; along with other regulations

  • Must consistently comply with all RVC and customer Bio-Security procedures and requirements.

  • Includes assisting and/or individually completing the receiving, manufacture, loading, transporting, unloading, housing keeping, sweeping, cleaning, documentation, log keeping, and maintenance of the facilities, equipment, products assigned, and assist in training new employees.

  • Support River Valley operations in other functional areas of the operations business as needed


  • Customer Focus: Builds and maintains customer satisfaction (Internal and external) with the products and services offered by the organization.

  • Integrity: Earns others trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Safety and Quality Focus: Adheres to all River Valley policies, safety regulations, standards and practices

  • Dependability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, achieves results with little oversight.


  • Communication: Listens and understands what others say, clearly communicates in an engaging manner

  • Ambition: ability to demonstrate drive and initiative in seeking completion of a goal or advancement

  • Problem Solving Skills: ability of the individual to recognize courses of action which can be taken to handle problems or potential problems, and applying contingency plans to solve those problems; while controlling resources and expenditures

  • Operating Equipment: Efficiently and properly uses tools, machines, and vehicles to transport product and complete tasks

  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables


Education: High School

Experience: Ag retail and tractor/trailer experience preferred

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills


Physical Demands



C (Constantly)

10 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)


F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs <5%

O (Occasionally)

Reach Outward

O (Occasionally)

Over 100 lbs <1%

O (Occasionally)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)



O (Occasionally)

12 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs <1%

O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity from 33-66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Body Index Score: Ranking Medium MIS Minimum 171-200

Other Physical Requirements: Ability to access company physical assets, wear company safety and PPE supplied and required equipment. Ability to work long hours as needed.


May be exposed to dust, noise, heat, cold, ag chemicals and vapors, and moving machinery on occasion as part of this position.