Careers

We All Make a Difference

At Linn Cooperative, we foster a team atmosphere and a supportive culture where you can grow in your career. We’re quick to help each other whenever needed, and we value balance in our lives. We’re unique in that we are owned by our customers, so we develop a trusting relationship with them and work together for the best results.

Despite our small size, we provide ample opportunities for advancement and growth in the careers of our staff. We’re always open to ideas, and we support the efforts of our staff to learn and become experts in what they do.

We’re looking for good people who can make our team great. Please reach out with questions by contacting hiringcommittee@linncoop.com. You can also check out our current openings and fill out an application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Benefits

    • Defined-benefit pension plan (only 16% of companies still offer this prime benefit!)
    • 401K
    • Competitive health, vision, dental insurance
    • Supplemental insurance offered – disability
    • Life insurance
    • Paid-time-off plan
    • Paid parental leave
    • Flexible spending account – dependent and health reimbursement

Community Oriented

We support our local schools, volunteer efforts and non-profit organizations through donations of time and dollars. We also make appearances at local schools at job fairs and conducting mock interviews to help students prepare for looking for jobs.

Agronomy internships

Internships are available throughout the year. We provide a great opportunity to learn about the day-to-day routine of an agronomy salesperson through job shadowing and hands-on experiences. It’s a great way to see if this path is a fit for your career ambitions. Reach out to us at hiringcommittee@linncoop.com for more information.

What our employees say

“I have been at Linn Co-op for over 20 Years. The team here have become like family to me. Our customers come first because Linn Co-op understands their value. We aim to hire the best, so we stay current in the ever-changing world.” — Tina Butz, Newhall, IA

Current Openings

Agronomist – Central City

Job Description: Performs a wide range of clerical duties from assisting customers, billing, selling agronomy products, operating the scale during anhydrous season, and overseeing the summer intern program. Performs related work as required. 

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm. Overtime & weekends required during the busy seasons. 

Job Requirements: valid drivers license 

CLICK HERE for more information about this position. Stop into our Central City office to apply or send your resume to hiringcommittee@linncoop.com
If you have any questions feel free to call Tara at 319-377-4881

Custom Applicator/Operations – Newhall & Central City

Job description

Linn Cooperative Oil Company
Invites applications for the position of:

Propane Service Technician

LOCATION: Marion, IA

JOB TYPE: Full-time

DESCRIPTION:

Performs a wide range of duties including; setting propane tanks, burying propane lines, conducting leak checks, changing out regulators and other parts and delivering propane as needed. Performs related work as required

Position Schedule:

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Overtime and weekends will be required based on weather and workload.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

· Setting and picking up leased and purchased propane tanks;

· Bury propane lines using trenchers;

· Inspection and tank maintenance; includes, leveling of tanks, regulator checks and replacement, performing pressure and leak checks;

· Paperwork for billing and servicing;

· Maintain inventory and order parts as needed;

· Maintain company vehicle;

· Deliver propane when seasonal help is required

· Deliver LP during busy season when help is required – assist in other departments as needed

· Customer service in the form of supplying service information and answering inquiries when interaction with customers occurs;

· Recommend process improvements for increased efficiencies;

· Maintain a safe working environment and wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required. PPE as required for the job will be provided.

· Regular attendance;

· Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

· Ability to manage schedule for servicing and setting tanks;

· Class B CDL license with air brake, hazmat, and tanker endorsements;

· Must pass a background check and drug and alcohol screen;

· Must have or obtain CETP (Certified Employee Training Program) Certification within the first three months of hire date;

· Ability to maintain positive relationships with customers;

· Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with other Coop employees, supervisory personnel and the public;

· Ability to understand and make work decisions in accordance with office rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

· Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

· Graduation from High School or GED;

· Maintain CETP certification – Every three years;

· Experience in a similar field preferred, but not required;

· Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Sit an average of 1-2 hours per workday

· Stand an average of 3-4 hours per workday

· Walk an average of 3-4 hours per workday

· Bend/Stoop – Frequently (5-24 times/hour)

· Squat – Rarely (1-2 times/day)

· Reach above shoulder level – Rarely (1-2 times/day)

· Up to 30-50 lbs of weight carried – Occasionally (1-4 times/hour)

· Up to 30-50 lbs of weight lifted – Occasionally (1-4 times/hour)

· Firm Grasping (Both hands) – Frequently (5-24 times/hour)

· Adverse working weather conditions, hot and cold;

· Personal Protective Equipment as required for the job will be provided; safety glasses, gloves, steel toed shoes, long pants, etc.

· Knowledge of OSHA and DOT rules & regulations.

· Firm grasping - frequently

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour


Send your resume to hiringcommittee@linncoop.com
If you have any questions feel free to call Tara at 319-377-4881

Seasonal Help – Newhall & Central City

Job description

Linn Cooperative Oil Company
Invites applications for the position of:

Lawn/Pest Control Technician

LOCATION: Marion, IA

JOB TYPE: Full-time – Non Exempt

DESCRIPTION:

Performs a wide range of duties including; customer service and sales, lawn care and pest control applications, snow removal, filling propane tanks and delivery of tanks, general machine maintenance, and some miscellaneous janitorial duties.

Position Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Busy season hours can vary from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or as needed to fulfill duties;
On call during the snowing season.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

· Lawn applications of fertilizer and weed control;

· Tree and shrub applications of insect and disease control;

· Pest control applications for perimeter and surface feeding insects;

· Rodent control services that include disposal of pests;

· Delivering products to customers;

· Snow removal using snow plows, shovels, and snow blowers;

· Customer service in the form of greeting customers promptly and courteously, working with customers to resolve problems, and when appropriate suggesting products to customers;

· Maintain application equipment and recommend replacement when necessary;

· Maintain a safe working environment and wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required. PPE as required for the job will be provided.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

· Thorough knowledge of pest and lawn care services;

· Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with other Coop employees, supervisory personnel and the public;

· Ability to understand and make work decisions in accordance with office rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

· Ability to work cooperatively to accomplish job responsibilities;

· Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

· Graduation from High School or GED, supplemented by extra coursework in mathematics or has the necessary math skills to perform the job;

· Experience in lawn care and/or pest control services;

· Applicator license with a 3ot, 7a and any other licenses that are relevant or necessary;

· Experience in diagnosing lawn weeds, fungi, insect activity and any other lawn pests;

· Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;

· Ability to learn our mobile live systems;

· Ability to read measurements and do simple math for mixing products and measuring lawn square footage.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

· Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record;

· Heavy lifting requirements – Up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

· Adverse working weather conditions

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour

Send your resume to hiringcommittee@linncoop.com
If you have any questions feel free to call Tara at 319-377-4881

Internship Opportunities – Newhall & Central City

Tender Truck Driver

Job duties may include, but are not limited too:  Help deliver anhydrous tanks to the fields 

Job Requirements: Valid Drivers License with at least a Class B CDL or able to obtain a seasonal CDL 

Stop into our Central City or Newhall office to apply or send your resume to hiringcommittee@linncoop.com
If you have any questions feel free to call Tara at 319-377-4881