Employment

Careers

Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a diverse company with employment opportunities that cover a wide variety of fields. We are always looking for qualified, passionate candidates that can help make our cooperative more successful! If you’re looking for a great place to work with advancement possibilities, visit the Job Postings page to find your next great opportunity!

Employment Benefits

Cooperative Producers Inc. offers all the valuable benefits you’d expect from a top employer, as well as some you might not expect.  We developed our employee benefits with one key objective: to serve the needs of our employees and their families.

Working at CPI comes with these valuable benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance 
  • Supplemental Insurance 
  • Military leave 
  • 401(k) plan 
  • Coop Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
  • Employee “Local Savings Plan” with a bonus based on a “Return to Local Equity” formula
  • Paid time off (PTO) 
  • Major sick leave (MJS) 
  • Company paid holidays  
  • Dependent Care Flex Spending Account
  • Industry training and development 
  • Service recognition program focused on honoring employees for their service and dedication 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – counseling sessions paid for by CPI
  • Scholarship program for patron and employee dependents  
  • Employee Referral Program with monetary incentives for bringing on new team members
  • Social activities, community events and employee discounts for tires, gas, phone and gym memberships

CPI Internship Program

CPI’s goal is to provide the future leaders of agriculture with a fun and educational environment. Our internships help the future generation gain valuable knowledge and experience while exploring career paths at CPI. CPI internships provide students with “real life” situations that will challenge them to put their education to use. If you’re interested in applying for an internship with CPI, please send a resume to Brittney Parr at bparr@cpicoop.com or Cyndi Vencill at cvencill@cpicoop.com.

Requirements:

  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Ag Business, Ag Econ, Agronomy, Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Advertising or a closely related agricultural field
  • Student must have completed their sophomore or junior year of academic courses from a university/college OR completed freshman year of academic courses from a community or trade college
  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • Student must have a valid US driver’s license and satisfactory MVR (Motor Vehicle Record)

2020 Summer Internship Opportunities

Now interviewing for Summer 2020 Internships.

Agronomy Intern
The Agronomy Intern will build knowledge of proper use of crop protection products, plant nutrition, precision agriculture, seed and other services offered at CPI to area producers. They will conduct field scouting for crop injury, weed control, application proficiency, test plots, hybrid and product comparisons. Additional projects will be assigned during internship.
 
Grain Origination/Merchandising Intern
The Grain Origination/Merchandising Intern will build knowledge in the areas of grain origination and merchandising. They will ride along with originators to develop an understanding of origination. They will also have projects within the grain origination and merchandising areas.
Applicator Intern
The Applicator Intern will build knowledge in both dry and wet application. They will learn all aspects of safety that surrounds an applicator, including, but not limited to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labels, and driving. They will also learn the basics of liquid and dry application and learn how the various areas in agronomy impact application.
 
Supply Chain Management Intern
The Supply Chain Management Intern will learn supply chain best practices and/or tools (e.g. forecasting, distribution, and logistics). They will be provided “in the field” experience and support that will take the form of a project (potentially one large project or several smaller projects) with expectations, deliverables, and timeliness.
Operations Intern
The Operations Intern will build knowledge in various aspects of the co-op’s operations division. They will observe various leadership and management styles through hands on training in day-to-day operations. They will also be assigned various projects during the internship.


 
Agronomy Accounting Intern
The Agronomy Accounting Intern will assist the Agronomy Division with day-to-day activities and assigned projects. They will attain knowledge in agronomy purchases and sale contracts, invoicing patrons, product transfers, stock additions/adjustments, and other required transactions.