Agrium Inc FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES - Shipping Coordinator in Borger, Texas


If you have shipping coordinator experience and are looking for new opportunities in a Manufacturing Industry, then look to the company who helps feed the world.

It’s all skilled hands on deck as we build our amazing culture across the globe. Join our organization to explore the chance to work side-by-side with colleagues who know the true value of teamwork and who will provide the support you need to succeed. While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to define your day, the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects ranging from large to small in scale. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined. Every employee contributes to the safe and reliable production of products that help Feed the World .

The Facts

The charming town of Borger prides itself on being a family friendly community. Home to just over 15,000 people the town has plenty to offer! With opportunities to fish, hike, scuba dive or head out to the beautiful Lake Meredith, not to mention being only 40 minutes away from Amarillo! Our Borger plant produces both ammonia and urea and as of 2015 is currently undergoing an expansion. With 90 employee positions and more being brought in for the expansion our Borger facility has great opportunities!

Commitment to Safety

Agrium’s mission is to help Feed the World and we take our role in this responsibility very seriously. In addition to this, we also believe very strongly that any responsible organization must hold as its highest priority: to do what we do safely.

Your safety is important to us. At Agrium, we are committed to safety first and foremost, nothing is more important than safety. We have a Commitment to Zero policy which outlines Agrium’s vision, values and systems for EHS&S. We align to three key principles: Do it safely or not at all. There is always time to do it safely. Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Reporting to the Director of Rail Logistics, the Shipping Coordinator will be responsible for managing the shipping team responsible for the coordination and processing of shipments from the plant to meet all internal and external demands.

Key Tasks:

  • Coordinate the required Logistics functions (rail car billing, ordering/release, etc.) in an effective and timely manner for shipments in accordance with Agrium’s operational/marketing plan. Identify, address and resolve challenges as possible, while escalating those as necessary and appropriate.

  • Daily coordination of rail and truck loadout plans with the loadout foreman and loadout crews, in order to meet shipping requirements

  • Establishing shipping schedule; monitoring/maintaining volume commitment splits. Daily coordination with each railway for service plans/needs/changes. Monitoring empty railcar flow; review and approve railroad ancillary charge invoices

  • Monitoring of product inventory and daily product continuity to ensure alignment between forecasted demand and forecasted production

  • Participate in weekly operational meetings with product, site, planning and carrier personnel where operational challenges will be identified and addressed.

  • Other duties as requested, such as special projects, data analysis, etc. Adapting to, accepting, and advocating change that continuously improves Agrium’s safety-first culture

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Agrium is the core of everything we do and our candidate must be respectful of diverse opinions and views.


  • Strong analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and decision making skills

  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks

  • Detail oriented

  • Proven ability to take initiative, make decisions, work under pressure and respond to changing demands


  • High school diploma

  • CITT or other designation preferred

  • Minimum 5 years in either truck or rail in a manufacturing environment

  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with both internal and external clients at varying organizational levels

  • Self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision and work well in a team environment

  • Negotiating skills

  • Analytical thinking skills

  • Excellent accuracy, analytical, mathematical and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task; ability to stay focused in an extremely busy environment

  • Ability to be collaborative and work in a team environment

  • Ability to work under dealing pressure

  • Availability and flexibility to work overtime shifts as required (weekends, evenings)

  • Possess a high level of professionalism

Why Agrium?

We want to grow with you. Offering a fast-paced environment coupled with great people is what sets Agrium’s culture apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to growing our employees and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S. We’re looking for people to help us feed the world and require a workforce grown from diverse backgrounds and experience.

Agrium is an organizational culture that promotes corporate social responsibility, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.