Career Opportunities


General Labor – Full-time – Cainsville, MO., Lamoni, IA. and Knoxville, IA.

South Central Coop is searching for all-around general labor individuals for our Cainsville, MO, Lamoni, IA and Knoxville, IA locations. Customer service abilities and a strong work ethic are key requirements of this job, as well as, the ability to manage inventory movements while maintaining a clean and presentable retail/work environment.  Experience in handling grain and maintaining grain condition, equipment maintenance, chemical, fertilizer and NH3 handling would be highly preferred.
The individual will be required to obtain a Class A CDL with air brakes, tanker, double/triple and hazmat endorsements.
This position requires the ability to lift 50 to 75 pounds and includes a competitive benefit package.

  Job Title:                              Outside General Labor

Reports To:                          Location Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following:Maintains and repairs equipment according to maintenance schedule, policies and procedures

  • Works safely following safety rules, regulations, and PPE requirement
  • Pays close attention to detail and has a strong sense of ownership in his/her work and equipment used
  • Maintains CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsement and good driving record
  • Knowledge and ability to weigh, grade, unload and load grain and otherwise operate grain facility.
  • Responsible for accurate blending of feed, fertilizer, chemical, etc. per blend sheet specifications
  • Interacts with customers in a professional manner.
  • Unload incoming and load outgoing inventory as needed.
  • Shares opportunities for increasing customer sales and plant efficiencies.
  • Awareness of inventory and the responsibility of recording all movements.
  • Other duties that may be assigned

Competencies:– To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; completes work correctly and in a timely manner; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; demonstrates attention to detail; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; writes clearly and informatively.
Adaptability/Dependability: Is consistently at work and on time; adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; follows instructions, responds to management directions, etc.; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach company goals; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance.
Professionalism: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; follows policies and procedures; keeps commitments; supports organization’s goals and values; reacts well under pressure; works with integrity and ethically; observes safety and security procedures; maintains confidentiality.
Interpersonal Skills: Approaches others in a tactful manner; treats others with respect and consideration; inspires the trust of others; accepts responsibility for own actions; remains open to others’ ideas; speaks clearly; demonstrates good listening skills; able to read and interpret written information.
Qualifications:– To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Education and/or Experience:– High school graduate or general education degree (GED) with 1-3 years related experience preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual will have Commercial driver’s license with Hazmat and Tanker endorsement and required custom applicator licenses.
Physical Demands:– The physical demands 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 job functions.
     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work indoors as well as the outdoor environment. The employee will also be required to stand, walk, and ascend/descend stairs. The employee must be able to reach with hands and arms, and will be occasionally required to lift up to 75 pounds.
Work Environment:– The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
     Normal equipment repair environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee may be required to work outside and thus will be exposed to weather conditions with related increased exposures to noise levels at that time.

Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and minimum level of work expected. It is not designed to cover every activity, duty, or responsibility required of the employee. The employee may be asked to perform other duties to the successful performance of the job.


Propane & Fuel Delivery DriverFull-timeLacona, Knoxville, Milo, Melcher & Chariton Locations.

South Central Coop is searching for a Propane & Fuel Delivery Driver for routes serviced out of our Lacona, Knoxville, Milo, Melcher &  Chariton locations.
Key requirements:  Great customer service skills; Strong work ethic; Ability to operate various types of delivery trucks and vehicles safely and efficiently; Routine truck maitenance; Prepare paperwork accurately; Basic understanding of propane service work; Willingness to cross train with the other divisions of South Central Coop.
The individual must pass a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records check and have a current CDL with hazardous material, tanker and airbrake endorsements or the ablility to obtain rather quickly.  There will also be other propane/fuel training and certifications to meet industry requirements.  At times, this individual will be on call evenings and weekends and work additional hours as required to meet customer needs.
This position requires the ablility to pull hose over adverse ground conditions, work in all weather conditions and the ability to lift 100 pounds.  Position includes competitive benefit package.


Custom Applicator/Driver – Full-time – Lacona & Lamoni

South Central Coop is searching for individuals with at least 2 years experience in Custom Applications holding an Applicators license with at least a 1A and 1B.  It is also highly preferred that this individual is seasoned in dry fertilizer and NH3 applications.  Must have a Class A CDL with air brakes, tank, double/triple and hazmat endorsement.
Position require the ability to lift 50 to 75 pounds and  includes competitive benefit package.



Please fill out the form below and mail or email to:
South Central Coop
Attn: Debra
PO Box 97
Lacona, IA 50139

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