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We have the following openings available…

 

BERN, KANSAS OPENINGS

Truck Driver – Day Opening (5 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Lortscher Logistics Inc. has an opening for a Day-Shift driver.  The Driver will be hauling grain, pet food flour, and feed mill ingredients for the milling operations in Bern, KS.  The responsibilities will include operating and maintaining equipment including, but not limited to semi-tractor, pneumatic, hopper, and van trailers.  Compliant with quality and safety policies.  CDL Class A is required.

Warehouse Assistant

Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. has an opening for a Warehouse Asst. on a 12 hour day shift (5 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  The Warehouse Asst. will receive, ship, and weigh feed mill ingredients.  The person will follow our quality control and safety policies.  Forklift experience is a plus.

SENECA, KANSAS OPENINGS

Warehouse Assistant

Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. has an opening for a Warehouse Asst. on an 8 hour shift (Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)  The Warehouse Asst. will receive, convert, and ship feed mill ingredients at our Seneca, KS warehouse.  This person will follow our quality control and safety policies.  Forklift experience is a plus.

 

BROWNWOOD, TEXAS OPENINGS

Customer Service Representative:

The Customer Service Rep is based out of Brownwood, TX and is responsible for establishing and maintaining profitable relationships with customers on behalf of Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. by taking personal and complete responsibility for each customer contact and by ensuring that all customer requirements are completely met.  The Customer Service Rep is also responsible for communicating customer requirements to the sales and production team, in accordance with company policy and procedures.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate new and repeat sales by providing product and technical information in a timely manner.
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products.
  • Enter customer orders accurately and efficiently.
  • Contact customers to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction and resolve any complaints.
  • Support the sales division with the continuous gathering and documentation of information dealing with regulations, customer inquiries, labeling or other requested      information by fielding phone calls and email requests from both customers and Lortscher sales group.
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products.
  • Monitor scheduled shipment dates to ensure timely delivery.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect.  Demonstrate reliable and consistent on-time quality      results.
  • Setup and maintain customer files.
  • Communicate to the purchasing department unexpected increase or decrease in demand for products.
  • Knowledge of product line, prices, delivery time, drop ship items, various marketing promotional services as required.

Requirements of the Job:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a customer service, sales or account management role.  A BS or Assoc. Degree in Agriculture or related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Must be computer literate and efficient with all Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point)
  • Minimal travel required.  (1 day per month)
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills (ability to work effectively with others in non-conflict and conflict situations)
  • Confident communicator, positive and upbeat attitude, and a self-starter with the ability to initiate, cultivate and build relationships with a wide range of professionals.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, phone and customer service skills.  Manage time effectively.

 

Maintenance Tech – (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the safe operation of machinery and mechanical equipment in the feed mill and warehouse operations in Brownwood, TX.
  • Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventative maintenance and ordering repair supplies.
  • Maintain equipment records.
  • Ability to manage projects and timelines efficiently.
  • 2-3 years previous experience with maintenance in manufacturing environment is requested.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs. frequently.

 

Warehouse Assistant – (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Pulling and staging orders for delivery and production with extreme accuracy.
  • Unload and load inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs. frequently.
  • Monday thru Friday work schedule.

 

Mill Assistant – 2nd Shift (2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Team Leader in managing the direct production of the feed mill operation to assure proper quantity, quality and type are delivered.
  • Mixing and grinding of feed ingredient rations within the established operating procedure and FDA compliance regulations.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Weigh out ingredients
  • Operate a forklift
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs. frequently
  • Monday thru Friday work schedule
  • $3 Shift differential

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Benefit Package Includes: Competitive Pay, BCBS Health & Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA Plan, FSA Plan, 401K, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays & Vacations, Clothing, and Training with Advancement.

Pre-Employment Testing:  Physical Capacity Profile & Pre-employment Drug Screening.

Please submit or mail an application to :
HR@lanipet.com
Lortscher Employment Inc.
PO Box 124
310 Railroad Street
Bern, KS 66408
(785)-336-6189
(785)-336-6096 Fax
For additional information about the available positions, please contact Linda Lortscher.

Even if there are no openings that fit you at the moment, you can still put in your application for future openings!!!

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Applications cannot be submitted online directly, but may be scanned and emailed to the above address.