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Custom Applicator/Operations Support - Wabash Valley Service Company - Carmi, IL

COMPANY: Wabash Valley Service Company

HIRING MANAGER: Josh Pretzsch

LOCATION: Carmi, IL

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Under the direction of the Location Manager, custom applies fertilizers, crop protection products, inspects fields, maintains and repairs plant and mobile equipment. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures.

 

Applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates and procedures.  Follows all pesticide labels.

 

Records application data according to regulations and standards. 

 

Helps with seed delivery and chemical loading when needed.

 

Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for accurate and efficient blending and delivery of products.

 

Repairs, rebuilds, and maintains all equipment including a wide variety of light and heavy equipment plus facility manufacturing and shipping equipment to provide the proper image and extend the life of equipment.

 

Keeps all equipment clean and looking neat

 

Lubricate, service, diagnose, repair, assemble and maintain all equipment and vehicles.

 

Perform field or shop inspections to determine repair needs or estimate cost of repairs.

 

Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards, adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

      Education and Experience

 

Normally requires previous applicator or related experience and/or training to demonstrate the ability to custom apply fertilizers, crop protection products, inspect fields, take soil samples, and do equipment maintenance. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

      Functional Competencies

 

Proven professional communication and customer service skills and the ability to comprehend simple instructions and communicate one-on-one and in small groups with customers and other employees.

 

Demonstrated time management and basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals along with the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.. 

 

Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. 

 

     

      Other Requirements

 

Must have or have the ability to obtain a CDL with Haz-Mat and tanker endorsements and a commercial operator spray license.

 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


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