Federated Culture

Our Co-Op Culture

Federated Co-ops is committed to a culture of service, support and safety. We employ individuals who are committed to our patrons.

Strong roots! We are built on a strong foundation, centered on our community and cooperative values. We are dedicated to giving back to our patrons and our employees, who are the foundation of our success.  

Delivering excellence! At Federated Co-ops, we are focused on delivering excellence every day, investing in our patrons, our organizational assets and our employees. 

We invest! We invest in our facilities and equipment to ensure our ongoing success. We also invest in our people and their health and welfare.

Training and development are an important focus at Federated Co-ops. Our industry is constantly changing and growing; so we provide ongoing training and development to our sales, management, customer service, and operations staff. 

Compensation is provided in the form of:

  • Competitive hourly or salary compensation
  • Company-wide performance incentives 
  • A safety rewards program which rewards safe work teams

Benefits programs are a critical part of your total compensation. Qualified, full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance programs. We also provide an industry-leading 401k program and employee discounts. Our competitive paid time off policy is focused on providing you with the work-life balance you need.

Safety culture is a TOP PRIORITY at Federated Co-ops. The safety of our employees, patrons and our community are a top priority to us. In fact, our slogan, “Safety is NO accident,” means we are purposeful and proactive about safety. We focus on training, education, and investment in safety programs to ensure our employees return home safe and sound every day.

Co-op and Careers

Build Your Future

We are a unified team at Federated Co-ops. Regardless of whether you deliver propane to a customer or help one of our farmers determine the optimum crop protection, we work together, across job roles and division to care for and support our customers. We call this the Power of One, and it’s an important part of our culture and our greatest strength. 

Agronomy Careers 

Operating out of six locations, our agronomy division is always looking for additional team members who have agriculture experience. 

You may start your Agronomy career as an Agronomy Intern, Agronomist or Agronomy Sales Representative, helping our patrons utilize seed, fertilizer, and crop protection, plus the custom application services needed to maximize returns.

You may also begin with Federated as a Full-time or Seasonal Agronomy Team Member, operating and maintaining large, modern application equipment and supporting product delivery as a CDL Driver.

Energy - Propane and Fuel Careers 

Energy Division employees deliver critical energy products to the homes and businesses of our patrons out of 19 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

You may start your career as a Customer Service Representative, taking orders, scheduling service work, billing and answering customer service questions.

Our Propane and Bulk Fuel Delivery Drivers ensure our patrons receive their much-needed energy products, delivered safely and on time. 

Retail Careers 

You can build experience working with our patrons at the counter of one of our Convenience Stores, apply your knowledge selling power equipment or feed out of one of our Country Stores, or you may help a customer select lumber at our Building Center. If pets are your passion, maybe consider starting your career helping customers select the right pet food and supplies at one of our country stores or the Animal House Pet Store.


Jobs That Matter

Search and apply for positions at Federated Co-ops! The application process should only take about 10 minutes and ensures you will be considered for your position of interest. Tips for applying when completing your application:

  • Include your contact information, a minimum of your last three employers and any applicable education experience you have.
  • Upload a resume. It’s not required, but it provides a great overview of your background, and it will reduce the time it takes to complete your application.
  • Visit often. New positions are added all the time, so we encourage you to bookmark our site and review positions, as they are added frequently.

At Federated Co-ops, we make hiring decisions based on the specific job requirements of the position. We will review your previous experience and qualifications and evaluate them against the needs of the position and the organization. 

However, if you don’t have a lot of experience, Federated has internship opportunities to get you the experience you need. Our programs will balance your classroom or farm experience with work-based education and is designed to provide you with the valuable hands-on experience you need, while allowing you to support your team members and our customers. Federated provides internship experiences across our organization, including:

Agronomy Internships

Scouting, Operations, Drivers and Custom Application

Apprentice Equipment Operation and Propane Delivery

Agriculture and Propane Delivery and Service