Custom Applicator/Plant Support/Seed Treater - Southern FS, Inc. - Eldorado, IL

The FS brand represents a standard of excellence for agricultural and energy-related products. It's the people who represent the FS brand that set it apart. As local cooperatives, FS Companies believe it is their responsibility to ensure that our earth, our communities, and businesses perform together, sustainably. FS Companies are committed to ensuring the continued profitability for the company, their owners, and their customers, while enacting to help the environment and greater good.




Under the direction of the Location Manager, delivers products, communicates sales leads, custom applies fertilizers, crop protection products or aglime, inspects fields, takes soil samples, and maintains or repairs equipment as needed. May work under the direction or supervision of licensed or certified pesticide or fertilizer applicator. Also may take direction from Assistant Manager under the direction of Location Manager, especially in Treating Seed. 





Delivers products to customers according to company standards and to increase potential sales. 
Communicates sales leads to their supervisor. 
Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures. 
Under appropriate supervision, applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels. Records application data according to regulations and standards. 
Responsible for the inventory control and turns in application records on a daily basis. Assures all product is accounted for with either an invoice or delivery ticket. 
When possible tries to go back and spot check fields applied to assess if any problems with machine or how they apply to help better themselves and head off further problems. 
Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products. Repairs and rebuilds equipment as needed. 




Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards. 
May serve on the location Safety Committee and adheres to the company environmental health and safety policies and training. 
May occasionally fill in on Liquid Fuel, LP, Bulk Oil, or Bulk DEF if needed. 
Performs buildings and grounds maintenance as assigned. 
Performs other duties as assigned. 





Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to safely operate sprayers, floaters, single or tandem axle trucks and other equipment and to meet company and DOT standards. 
Demonstrated core competencies including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development. 
Must have or obtain a Class A CDL with X Endorsement and maintain a satisfactory driving record. 
Must hold and maintain, or have the ability to obtain, all required pesticide or fertilizer licenses or certifications in states where crop production inputs are applied. If applicable, responsible for renewing licenses or certifications as required and reporting status of licenses or certifications to the Location Manager.(Applicators License) Including Seed Treatment. 
Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant. 
Occasionally exposed or required to: 

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
  • Noisy conditions
  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards, requiring utilization of appropriate safety measures
  • May be required to work at varying heights
  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.

FS. Bringing You What's Next. We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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