Spring Operations Intern

Landus Cooperative
Rake, IA 50465
United States
Job Description

Job Type



About Us

As a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Iowa, Landus elevates and uplifts thousands of farmers in communities throughout rural America. By activating the power of data to connect key contributors across the ag supply chain, we’re helping farmers build sustainable and profitable businesses and activating a more secure food and fuel future for farmers and consumers alike. 

About the Role

The Spring internship runs from March-June and the Fall internship runs from September- November. 

The Spring/Fall Operations Intern responsibilities involve learning and assisting in all aspects of Landus’ grain and agronomy departments. The Intern will maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork and a professional image for Landus.

What will you do?


  • Work in grain office learning about weighing, probing, grading and communicating bin designation with elevator operators. 
  • Assist in train loading for an understanding of the process.
  • Gain understanding of different functions of an elevator including pits, legs, conveyors, maintenance, and housekeeping. 
  • Work in outside grain facility learning to operate CompuWeigh elevator controlling system.  
  • Learn how to segregate grain according to commodity, moisture level, and other grade factors. 
  • Learn about bin temperature and monitoring.  
  • Observe Safety Practices in grain department (bin entry, confined space, hot work permits, lock out/ tag out).
  • Learn about Landus’ Quality Program.


  • Work at fertilizer plant mixing, loading trucks, reading work orders and maps, etc.             
  • Learn about the dangers associated with NH3 and how to fill tanks with correct personal protective equipment. 
  • Accompany Operations Technician while operating a tender truck to learn about pre-trip inspection, operation of tender equipment, reading maps, filling out log sheets, and vehicle maintenance.  
  • Learn dispatching of work orders, floaters, tender equipment, etc.
  • Ride in floater to observe spreading techniques, use of GPS navigation system and Viper Control System.
  • Ride with an Account Manager on calls, taking orders, soil sampling, grid sampling, crop scouting, etc.  
  • Perform agronomy billing.  
  • Understand the process to obtain Commercial Applicator’s License.
  • Learn about products that Landus offers to customers.
  • Learn about and perform seed treating.
  • Learn about Precision Ag.
  • Assist with aerial application.
  • Observe safety practices in agronomy department.


  • Learn about transportation logistics.
  • Obtain CDL if applicable
  • Complete online safety videos and quizzes
  • Understand and practice all Landus safety policies.
  • Responsible for being a champion of safety compliance throughout organization.


Candidate Requirements

Currently enrolled in a 2-year post-secondary program

Licenses, Registrations, Certificates

Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license

Location & Commitments

  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to prod, handle, feel, or reach.
  • Regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to focus vision. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Landus is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled