Loader Operator

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Location Wever Iowa
Sector Production
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

OCI Nitrogen Iowa is looking for a 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.


Your scope of responsibility


  • 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.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to OCI


  • 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).

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.