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.



Agronomy Applicator & Maintenance Technician

Ottawa, IL

Applicants should have 2-3 years operating agronomy equipment – sprayers, spreaders, floaters, and applicators.

The Agronomy Applicator & Maintenance Technician 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).

Grain Operations & Maintenance Technician

Mendota, IL

The Grain Operations and Maintenance Technician is responsible for plant maintenance for Northern Partners Cooperative grain elevator and any operational type procedures. 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.