Loader Operator Wever, Iowa

OCI Nitrogen Iowa is looking for a Loader Operator to join our Ammonia, UREA, UAN, Nitric Acid & Utilities Operations team in Wever, Iowa. This individual will be responsible for product loading and storage operations. The assigned work is outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The Loader Operator works 12 hour shifts on a 4-4-4 rotation, which consists of 4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on.

This position is a comprehensive training and development program for those looking for a fulfilling career within OCI. Passionate about nurturing talent through skills development and on-the-job training, we give successful candidates the tools needed to become a future leader in the industry. We truly believe in the importance of the training and development of our employees, because our success is driven by our people, who are the best in their field. OCI is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen products and methanol providing sustainable solutions to agricultural and industrial customers around the world.

OCI is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, age, disability, sex, national origin or religion.  We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.

As a Loader Operator, you will:

  • Work outdoors for 12-hour shifts in all types of weather conditions wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Work extended hours and difficult schedules (nights, days, holidays, unexpected overtime).
  • Fill in for employees who do not report to assigned work area (possibly on short notice).
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of the storage and loading area.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and environmental policies to ensure safe and efficient work practices.
  • Communicate with supervisors immediately in case of any abnormalities noticed or process deviation noticed to ensure that accurate loading and storage procedures are followed.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other departments for smooth running of the plant.
  • Assist Supervisors in mentoring and coaching new Loader Operators.
  • Function effectively in a technologically driven environment.
  • Follow company health guidelines and other company policies.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license. Ensure HR always has a copy of a current, valid license on file.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Ability to operate automated operating systems.
  • Ability to operate mobile equipment preferred.
  • Knowledge in local, state, and federal environmental regulations a plus.
  • Fertilizer experience a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, TEAMS, PowerPoint).

Physical Requirements

This is a physically demanding job requiring moderate cardiovascular fitness and the strength ability for heavy work. The physical requirements are:

  • Ability to walk 20,000 steps or more daily on concrete, gravel, and metal grated floors.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Climbing ladders and stairs to heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Ladder cages are tight spaces with minimal width, must be able to confidently climb ladders with little room to maneuver.
  • Rapidly climbing over 200 stairs when required.
  • Turning gate and ball valves requiring 50 or more pounds of force up to 10 minutes continuously for gate valves.
  • Turn numerous ball valves at rapid pace at knee level and above head height.
  • Work in extreme temperatures in personal protective equipment (PPE) frequently.
  • Bending, reaching, and working crossbody with tools frequently.
  • Lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties.
  • Entering in and working in confined spaces.
  • Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and possible level A chemical suit as required.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package starting the first day of the month following an employee’s hire date:

  • Medical insurance.
  • Prescription drug insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Vision insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Disability insurance.
  • 401(k) program with company matching.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid time off (PTO).


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, IFCo reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. A valid driver’s license is required.


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