Careers in Ag Manufacturing

There are a variety of exciting careers to pursue in agriculture manufacturing – allowing people who love agriculture and its way of life to combine their career passions with a passion for agriculture. Often, these job opportunities are in rural locations. Agricultural manufacturing jobs involve the creation of new products either from raw materials or by assembling different components through physical, chemical or mechanical means. Some agricultural manufacturing is highly automated, but there are still many positions available in different fields. Those who begin a career in agricultural manufacturing can also experience growth. Some individuals begin on a production floor, move to quality assurance or control and earn promotions to management or logistics. Engineers and project managers also excel in this field. The type of jobs available depend on the size of the company and the goods being produced, a varied skill set or list of responsibilities depends on the individual position.

If you are looking for a better understanding of the types of innovative and dynamic companies that are part of the agriculture manufacturing industry to determine an exciting career path for your future, check out the company profiles below.

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Operations Manager

Location: County of Barrhead, AB

Neeralta Manufacturing is currently looking for an Operations Manager to join our team. With roots in a vibrant farming community, we began operations in 1984, just outside the hamlet of Neerlandia, Alberta. Focused on customer service and product innovation, we “Think outside the binTM“ in all we do.

About the Job

Reporting to the President, the Operations Manager is responsible for planning production schedules and overseeing manufacturing activities in pursuance of business goals, including the development of policies and procedures designed to increase productivity, assure quality, and mitigate production problems. To this end, the Operations Manager will improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction. 

About the Job

  • Optimize product build times, by streamlining processes within the production facility
  • Oversight of production scheduling for 3 distinct products.
  • Expand dealer network in the US.
  • Assist with coordination of purchasing and ordering of raw materials.
  • Work with management on annual sales projection and tie into production / manufacturing annual plan.
  • Oversight of fixed asset maintenance and inspections.
  • Oversight of shop/plant staff hiring, scheduling, and performance reviews.
  • Identify areas for waste reduction.
  • Develop plant or process flow layouts to improve productivity.
  • Provide cost analysis as required by senior plant management.
  • Create and maintain production and manufacturing documentation.
  • All other duties as assigned by Senior Management team.

About You

  • 5+ years' previous management experience in a manufacturing environment with proven leadership abilities and a strong knowledge of manufacturing and production processes.
  • Post-Secondary diploma or degree in a business technical field is an asset.
  • Knowledge of dealer networks and sales processes is an asset.
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on plant and business processes.
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles.
  • A clear and solid understanding of personnel policies, practices, procedures and other operational issues faced by the organization.
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with vendors, customers, and internal departments.
  • Training and knowledge of Six Sigma techniques, Kaizen, and Lean Manufacturing are desirable.
  • Strong inventory and production management skills.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed; capable of multi-tasking and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical thinker.
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation, including project plans, test procedures, and design documents.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

Benefits & Pay

Neeralta offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment with an emphasis on family, and career advancement opportunities. In addition to a competitive compensation package, we also offer extended health and dental, long term disability and AD&D coverage.

We thank all candidates in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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