Northern Partners Cooperative is looking for YOU! Come join our growing team. We are your Link to Success.

Northern Partners Cooperative is the premier full-service cooperative serving North Central Illinois. As a full-service cooperative, we strive to maintain quality staff, equipment, locations, and information across our offerings.

Come experience working with a diverse team of individuals within the agricultural industry. Develop and learn new skills to widen your horizons while showcasing your talents and broadening your network.



Grain Clerical Administrator

Mendota, IL

The Grain Clerical Administrator will keep a complete, accurate, and systematic set of records for all grain transactions carried out by the cooperative in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service. Record keeping of all sales, purchasing, and grain transactions. Prepare all daily, monthly, quarterly, and year end reports for the grain department as required, including monthly insurance report and monthly freight expense. Acts as a liaison between corporate and branch grain departments. Assists Corporate Financial Officer and branch personnel as necessary.  Answers all incoming calls in a timely and professional manner. Greets customers in a friendly and courteous manner. Maintains a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment. Enters all grain vouchers for payment. Assists with distribution of checks as required, Northern Partners Cooperative’s budget, and patronage.

Agronomy Applicator & Maintenance Technician

Malden, IL

The Agronomy Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for Northern Partners Cooperative and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Additional responsibilities would include custom application to include (Custom Applications of Chemicals and Liquid Fertilizer, Dry Fertilizer and or Custom Application of Anhydrous Ammonia). Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program of the local branch by precisely blending and custom-applying fertilizers and crop protection products based on knowledge, maps, recommendations, and label directions. Also performs functions that may include maintenance of equipment, plant, rolling stock, operation of forklifts, loaders, operating tender trucks, filling and delivering NH3 tanks, loading customers’ vehicles with product, unloading of deliveries and other duties as required. Required licensing also needed to operate equipment (applicator equipment and machinery, shop tools, forklifts, class A and B trucks).

Agronomy CDL Driver Seasonal

Malden, IL

Operates all assigned vehicles, single, tandem, or multi axle configurations, forklifts, etc. in accordance with established safety standards and proper vehicle operation techniques. Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes. Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance. Loads and unloads containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on trucks, trailers, or railcars by hand or by forklift truck. When loading, ensures loads are evenly balanced and distributed from the front of the trailer to the back and from side to side, as well checks axle weights and loads them in accordance with the DOT regulations. Ensures that all deliveries and pickups are made in accordance with time schedules and performs duties in a manner that promotes superior customer service and professionalism within the company and the industry. Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bill of ladings, delivery slips, and invoices are completed accurately and returned to the branch location at the end of the day in order to ensure timely receiving and payment of invoices. Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of cargo and any other assigned record-keeping duties on a daily basis.

Agronomy CDL Driver Seasonal

Tonica, IL

Operates all assigned vehicles, single, tandem, or multi axle configurations, forklifts, etc. in accordance with established safety standards and proper vehicle operation techniques. Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes. Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance. Loads and unloads containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on trucks, trailers, or railcars by hand or by forklift truck. When loading, ensures loads are evenly balanced and distributed from the front of the trailer to the back and from side to side, as well checks axle weights and loads them in accordance with the DOT regulations. Ensures that all deliveries and pickups are made in accordance with time schedules and performs duties in a manner that promotes superior customer service and professionalism within the company and the industry. Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bill of ladings, delivery slips, and invoices are completed accurately and returned to the branch location at the end of the day in order to ensure timely receiving and payment of invoices. Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of cargo and any other assigned record-keeping duties on a daily basis.

Agronomy Operations & Maintenance Technician

Malden, IL

The Agronomy Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for Northern Partners Cooperative and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Additional responsibilities would include custom application to include (Custom Applications of Chemicals and Liquid Fertilizer, Dry Fertilizer and or Custom Application of Anhydrous Ammonia). Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program of the local branch by precisely blending and custom-applying fertilizers and crop protection products based on knowledge, maps, recommendations, and label directions. Also performs functions that may include maintenance of equipment, plant, rolling stock, operation of forklifts, loaders, operating tender trucks, filling and delivering NH3 tanks, loading customers’ vehicles with product, unloading of deliveries and other duties as required. Required licensing also needed to operate equipment (applicator equipment and machinery, shop tools, forklifts, class A and B trucks).

Agronomy Operations & Maintenance Technician

Ottawa, IL

The Agronomy Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for Northern Partners Cooperative and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Additional responsibilities would include custom application to include (Custom Applications of Chemicals and Liquid Fertilizer, Dry Fertilizer and or Custom Application of Anhydrous Ammonia). Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program of the local branch by precisely blending and custom-applying fertilizers and crop protection products based on knowledge, maps, recommendations, and label directions. Also performs functions that may include maintenance of equipment, plant, rolling stock, operation of forklifts, loaders, operating tender trucks, filling and delivering NH3 tanks, loading customers’ vehicles with product, unloading of deliveries and other duties as required. Required licensing also needed to operate equipment (applicator equipment and machinery, shop tools, forklifts, class A and B trucks).

Agronomy Operations & Maintenance Technician

Tonica, IL

The Agronomy Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for Northern Partners Cooperative and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Additional responsibilities would include custom application to include (Custom Applications of Chemicals and Liquid Fertilizer, Dry Fertilizer and or Custom Application of Anhydrous Ammonia). Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program of the local branch by precisely blending and custom-applying fertilizers and crop protection products based on knowledge, maps, recommendations, and label directions. Also performs functions that may include maintenance of equipment, plant, rolling stock, operation of forklifts, loaders, operating tender trucks, filling and delivering NH3 tanks, loading customers’ vehicles with product, unloading of deliveries and other duties as required. Required licensing also needed to operate equipment (applicator equipment and machinery, shop tools, forklifts, class A and B trucks).

Agronomy Yard Seasonal

Malden, IL

Accountable for maintenance and professional appearance of equipment and facilities. Maintaining cleanliness of plant which could include but not limited to sweeping, shoveling, mowing and pressure washing. Uphold compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations. Accountable for maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional manner with employees and customers. Responsible for filling anhydrous ammonia tanks. Actual responsibilities will vary depending on daily needs and type of facility.

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Mendota, IL

The Grain Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for grain facilities and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain. Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services. Responsible for the housekeeping generally involved with the handling of grain. Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Tonica, IL

The Grain Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for grain facilities and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain. Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services. Responsible for the housekeeping generally involved with the handling of grain. Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Triumph, IL

The Grain Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for grain facilities and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain. Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services. Responsible for the housekeeping generally involved with the handling of grain. Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Utica, IL

The Grain Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for grain facilities and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain. Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services. Responsible for the housekeeping generally involved with the handling of grain. Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Van Orin, IL

The Grain Operations position is responsible for plant maintenance for grain facilities and any operational type procedures. They will perform essential maintenance functions to uphold Northern Partners Cooperative’s equipment at locations as well as offer outstanding customer service that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, and help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals. Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain. Maintains the grain quality, blending, and providing grain drying services. Responsible for the housekeeping generally involved with the handling of grain. Responsible for compliance with OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock and facilities. Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.

Northern Partners Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.