Wilbur-Ellis Company
Plant Operator / Customer Service Representative (Shedd, OR)
At a glance
Location: US-OR-Shedd Map
Posted: 10/18/2020
Closing: 11/17/2020
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Job description

Do you have experience in plant/facility production, quality control, and maintenance? Perhaps warehousing experience, including shipping and receiving? Do you have top-notch customer service skills and able to work in a fast-paced environment?Are you willing to operate material handling equipment, including a forklift, skid steer, and other equipment?  Are you self-motivated and customer-focused? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment.  Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

Assist in all aspects of fertilizer plant operations and warehouse operations duties. Including but not limited to; stocking and retrieving package and bulk containers, forklift and general housekeeping. The role requires strong mechanical ability and aptitude. Must enjoy working with a diverse customer base in a fast-paced setting.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
  • Willingness to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack and other equipment as required
  • Ability to repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs. while working in a non-climate controlled
  • Good math and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Willing and desires to work overtime hours during busy seasons
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have or be willing to obtain and maintain a valid Class A CDL with a good driving record and the appropriate endorsements

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude at all times
  • Enjoys and embraces a diverse/variety of job duties and responsibilities
  • A person should be versatile, flexible, and willing
  • Can effectively multi-task
  • Work and contribute to a team approach/effort with a positive attitude and outlook
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Batch Plant Operation
    • Properly interpret, and create fertilizer batch sheets
    • Create custom fertilizer blends in the batch plant
    • Properly label all custom blends
    • Fill tanks and trucks as needed
    • Coordinate with dispatcher scheduling of all outgoing fertilizer deliveries
    • Work with Operations Manager on awareness and management of any contaminated loads
    • Neatness and attention to detail on all paperwork, and seeing that it all returns to the office for processing
    • Daily Maintenance and Cleanliness of all plant equipment and plant
  • Tank Farm Operation
    • Manage all bulk fertilizer tanks (liquid levels, labeling, maintenance, etc.)
    • Coordinate with purchasing agent all ordering and scheduling of incoming bulk fertilizer deliveries
    • Oversee tank farm cleanliness and upkeep
    • Oversee wastewater management
    • Oversee repair, maintenance and safety issues on all tank farm equipment
    • Secure tank farm at the end of each day
    • Ensure that all equipment and plumbing is properly maintained
    • Oversee random sampling for fertilizer analysis accuracy
    • Fill containers with proper herbicide or pesticide as needed
    • Wear proper safety equipment per SDS sheets of chemical being handled by the employee
    • Make sure the tank is cleaned and ready to be filled, Ensure the integrity of containers being filled with proper testing per EPA rules
    • Ensure the proper weight of tank and chemical
    • Make sure the tank is sealed correctly when finished
    • Make sure tank is properly stickered for warnings, deposit and tank testing
    • Scan bar code for tracking of tank
    • Load and unload bulk tankers
    • Utilize catch basins for spills
    • Monitor all tanks that are being pumped into or out of for leaks, spills or damage
    • Make sure all containers are properly cleaned when done filling
    • Make sure all drums are put safely onto a pallet and wrapped with shrink wrap before being put into the warehouse for storage or onto the truck for delivery
    • Ensure the security of the bulk room and all aspects of it which may include but are not limited to, locking out electrical switches and or pumps, making sure tank valves are in the closed position at the end of the day
    • Making sure all pumps and valves are labeled correctly, whether it be on or off, open or close, or the correct chemical name
    • All electrical cords and outlets are well taken care of
    • Report any issues with equipment to the manager right away
  • Other Duties
    • Assist with shop repair work and equipment maintenance when needed
    • Assist with deliveries of chemicals & fertilizers as needed
    • Assist with pulling of orders and packaging of products for shipment
    • Maintain accurate inventory records, ensuring no product leaves, or enters the warehouse without the necessary paperwork
    • Attend product training sessions and meetings when necessary
    • All other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); Pension Plan, 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-five years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other. 

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Plant Operator / Customer Service Representative (Shedd, OR)