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Plant Operator

Operations | Cuba, NM | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Horizon Ag Products is a rapidly growing agribusiness company focused on providing naturally based fertilizer additives that enhance plants’ uptake of nutrients.  Our humus-derived products help growers implement sustainable farming practices and improve productivity.  Since 1983, Horizon Ag Products has been committed to providing commercial agriculture with products that help reduce the use of water and inorganic fertilizers while increasing overall soil and plant health.  Our products are sold in both domestic and international markets.  For more information please visit our website at .


The incumbent in this position is responsible for production and distribution of our product line, which includes controlling the inventory and maintaining the facility and equipment.


Essential Skills and Functions:  The employee shall work well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.  At all times, the employee shall demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisor, colleagues and all guests to Horizon’s site, which includes vendors, drivers and customers.

 Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing the products according to specifications, which includes writing purchases order for ordering and receiving of raw materials
  • Packaging the products for delivery, which includes loading and unloading trucks and using pallet jacks
  • Delivering the products when necessary and arrange transport for shipping, which includes writing a bill of lading for products shipped from manufacturing site
  • Operates and maintains a company vehicle and forklift in good working condition
  • Inventory Control:  Daily checks and month-end reports are required to assure that sufficient materials are available 
  • Reports all aspects of production daily to the home office, which includes Batch Reports, Packaging Reports, Inventory Receiving Reports and Scrap Reports
  • Quality Control:  Includes testing the product during manufacturing and shipping samples for lab tests
  • Machinery and Equipment Maintenance:  Clean and repair as needed to assure efficient production of products
  • Facility Maintenance:  Clean warehouse, office and surrounding yard area to maintain a professional and orderly appearance
  • Works well with area sales people and other Horizon personnel to make sure they succeed
  • Attends monthly safety meetings
  • Computer skills for maintaining inventory records (Excel) and emailing (Microsoft Outlook)

Physical requirements and skills of the position:

Lifting capacity between 75-100 pounds Must be able to climb ladders General knowledge of machinery operation & repair Ability to operate a forklift and pass forklift training Must have valid driver’s license and pass drug screening as required

Key personality attributes of the position:

Effectively communicates internal through teamwork with all employees, management, and owners Able to effectively, positively, and professionally deal with external business entities such as vendors, customers and truck drivers Expediently resolves issues and follows through on details Exhibits patience, professionalism, and courtesy in internal and external communications Encourages a positive and flexible working environment


Job Title:         Plant Operator

Reports to:      Plant Manager

Job Location:  Cuba, NM

Classification: Non-Exempt, paid bi-weekly, benefits eligible