Manure Specialist

Summit Agricultural Group

Alden, IA, USA

Full time


Feb 21

General Description: Responsible for the organization and application of our internal manure applying division within the company. 

Preferred Job Requirements: Minimum 3+ years of manure application and experience in production agricultural with a valid, unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver’s License, preferred and a clean driving record. This individual must have exceptional organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and present the company in a professional manner while having good customer service skills. 


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate manure application and pump equipment safely and properly
  • Lead the application of manure by:
  • Directing overall workflow of operations based on field readiness
  1. Ensure proper rate of manure is applied
  2. Make certain manure toolbar functions as it should
  3. Ensure hose is moved efficiently to keep applicator moving
  4. Make sure hose is moved properly to prevent hose ruptures
  5. Troubleshooting equipment issues as they arise
  • Coordinate repairs services for issues beyond the teams abilities
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on manure equipment
  1. Manage equipment maintenance schedules
  • Provide operating directions to 2-3 seasonal workers when pumping manure
  • Provide support to site operations as needed
  1. Assist in movement of pumps and hose from pit to pit and site to site
  2. Aid in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Off season duties
  1. Equipment operation
  2. Washing machinery and preparing for storage
  3. Machinery maintenance and repair
  4. Hauling grain or bales with semi tractor and trailer
  5. Snow removal
  • All other duties assigned by manager

Work Skill Requirements:                        

  • Entrepreneurial, positive and innovative 
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively 
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions 
  • Willingness to work a nonstandard schedule during season
  • Willingness to work within a team environment 
  • Work in various work settings such as but not limited to field, livestock site, warehouse, shop, etc. while being exposed to various climates 
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Utilize tractors for moving materials 

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