Agrium Inc Sr. Field Operator in Marston, Missouri

Job Description

Operator, Field

If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

The key responsibilities of this role are to operate the manufacturing equipment and perform quality control functions to ensure a safe and continuous operating environment.

Key Tasks:

  • Compliance with all Safety, Environmental and Operating Standards.

  • Report any Safety concerns to the Lead Operator as soon as they are identified.

  • Assist Lead Operator in an effort to operate Lines 1 and 2 plant equipment and systems.

  • Ensure line 1 and 2 plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.

  • Monitoring and Operation of computer based control systems and equipment for malfunction or breakdown potential and respond accordingly to minimize downtime and or equipment failure.

  • General maintenance such as screen changes, filter changes, and spray nozzle replacements.

  • Conduct rounds throughout the production units, record findings and report to Lead Operator.

  • Perform product quality checks as required.

  • Operate small mobile equipment (forklift, frontend loader, etc.).

  • As trained and qualified, provide coverage for additional plant positions when required.

  • Moderate to heavy workloads on a periodic basis.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Lead Operator and/or Supervisor.


  • 1 -3 years of related experience preferred in a progressively responsible role with experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge and experience in the use of hand and power tools.

  • Experience with Distributive Control Systems and or PC controls systems preferred.

  • Self-starter and effective communicator with the ability to interact with plant personnel on a daily basis.

  • Proven multi-tasking skills and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.

We believe our diverse and inclusive workforce helps us communicate effectively and adds to our business success. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

System ID 2017-6265

Number of Positions 1

Job Category Manufacturing

Eligible for Relocation No