Loading Technician

Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) is looking for multiple Loading Technicians to join our Operations team in Wever, Iowa.  This individual will be responsible for product loading and storage operations.


At a minimum, tasks will include:

  • Industrial chemical plant and/or fertilizer experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID’s
  • Ability to write operational manuals, SOP’s and SOCL a plus
  • Willing to work extended hours, overtime, and holidays
  • Willing to work rotating shift work
  • Willing and able to respond to call-outs
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and environmental policies to ensure safe and efficient work practices
  • Follow company safety and health guidelines and other company policies
  • Ability to function in a technologically driven environment
  • Domestic and International travel by airplane may be required
  • Ability to climb straight ladders
  • Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Physical requirements – bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50lbs
  • Confined space entry may be required
  • Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties
  • Ability to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and possible level A chemical suit
  • Noise levels may require hearing protection
  • Industrial chemical plant environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience and Qualifications

  • Ability to operate automated operating systems
  • Knowledge in local, state and federal environmental regulations a plus
  • Fertilizer experience a plus
  • Ability to work with little supervision and be a self-starter
  • Ability to operate mobile equipment (preferably a pay loader)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have the flexibility to perform a variety of duties
  • Experience in SAP a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to gather complex information
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, IFCo reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

Title: Loading Technician

FLSA Status: Hourly

Reports to: Operations Shift Supervisors

Department: Operations

Location: Wever, Iowa (Burlington, IA area)

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. A valid driver’s license is required. Iowa Fertilizer Company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, veteran status, age, disability, sex, national origin or religion. We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.


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