Conversion Operator

at Mears Fertilizer Inc. in El Dorado, Kansas, United States

Job Description

We are currently offering a $3,000 signing bonus. $1,500 would be paid at the completion of 90 days of continuous employment, and $1,500 would be paid at the completion of 180 days of continuous employment.

Our Operators average $250 extra per week in piecework and supplemental pay while on the road! And we do quarterly raise reviews for at least your first year!

The Conversion Operator, under the direction of the Crew Chief, is responsible for effectively and safely setting up the acid, ammonia and water systems for operating our custom-designed Mix Unit that is used to make liquid fertilizer on-site at customer facilities. This position provides the opportunity for travel and company-provided Class A CDL training. Supplemental pay includes per diem and additional hourly rates while on the road.


Safe handling of hazardous materials and equipment used on the job

Unloading and setup of equipment, including lifting, moving and/or carrying parts, tools, hoses, electrical cords and pumps

Operating and monitoring process control equipment, including reading meters and gauges, taking product samples, making calculations, adjusting flow rates according to need and recording data

Shutting down the operation and disconnecting Mix Unit, liquid pumps and rail cars

May drive company vehicle site-to-site hauling support equipment. Responsible for driving safely and with respect for company property

Perform routine basic preventative maintenance on company vehicles and equipment as needed

Assist shop and plant personnel as a means of gaining experience and knowledge of a typical fertilizer operation during periods of non-travel

Performs other related duties as assigned


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid Driver’s License, willing and able to obtain Class A CDL

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Basic mechanical aptitude

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to

prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing


Good customer service skills

Must be able to work independently and in a team environment

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

10 hour shift
12 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Night shift
Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:

Signing bonus
Application Question(s):

Are you at least 18 years old?
Shift availability:

Overnight Shift (Required)
Night Shift (Required)
Day Shift (Required)
Willingness to travel:

75% (Required)
Work Location: On the road

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Job Posting: 12676020

Posted On: Sep 07, 2023

Updated On: Sep 07, 2023

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