Custom Applicator – Full Time

Full-Time Farm Service Cooperative in Agronomy Email Job
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  • RESPONSIBILITIES
    Accountabilities/Essential Functions:
    • Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas and as requested by customer order.
    • Apply agronomy products to customer's fields including:  chemicals, lime, dry and liquid fertilizers.
    • Cover areas to specified depths with pesticides, applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios and obstructions and record to daily application logs.
    • Lift, push and swing nozzles, hoses and tubes to direct spray over designated area.
    • Start motors and engage machinery, such as sprayer agitators or pumps or portable spray equipment.
    • Connect hoses and nozzles selected according to terrain, distribution pattern requirements, types of infestations and velocities.
    • Clean or service vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order, including but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
    • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
    • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
    • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
    • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations or damage to the vehicles.
    • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders or covers.
    • Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
    • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials.
    • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
    • Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions, including assisting with monthly inventory.
    • Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios and telephones, to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors or other drivers.
    • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.
    • Check condition of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.  Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
    • Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
    • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
    • Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.
    • Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.
    • Load and unload truck, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary.
    • Remove debris from loaded trailers. Agronomy Outside Operations, Page II
    • Conform to safety and regulatory compliance requirements, as directed and per company policy.
    • Become knowledgeable and familiar with FSC products, policies and procedures.
    • Review suggestions of ways to improve work methods and procedures made by employees and decide on course of action.
    • Work in cooperation with other divisions, locations, customers, supervisors and managers with a positive attitude and willingness to provide positive feedback to them.
    • Travel to other FSC locations and/or vendors is required.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Branch Manager or Dispatcher.
  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in oral or written form.
    • Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
    • Perform basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to include, but not limited to, use of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages and discounts.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods involved in promoting, showing and selling of products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems.
    • Work and communicate with internal and external customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
    • Ability to identify and analyze problems associated with work processes.
    • Develop constructive and cooperative relationships with others.
    • Ability to organize and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail.
    • Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Foster commitment and team spirit.
    • Knowledge and skill in judgment and decision making, negotiation, and management of material resources.
    • Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures or difficult situations without undue stress.
    • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire)
    • Hazmat, Tanker and Air Brake Endorsement (or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire)
    • Current medical card
    • Farm or Agricultural background
  • BENEFITS
    • Health, dental and vision insurances are available and optional.
    • Basic life insurance covered by Farm Service Cooperative for employee, spouse and children, with option for employee to purchase additional life.
    • Defined benefit plan for retirement
    • Paid vacation, special leave and holidays.
    • Not an inclusive listing

Job Description

Custom Applicator/Agronomy Outside Operations – Mix or apply chemical application on crop land and assist with outside operations to drive a commercial truck to transport FSC product to custom applicator and/or make efficient, safe and professional deliveries to Farm Service Cooperative customers, promote FSC sales and assist with all Agronomy outside operations, as directed.

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