Custom Applicator - South Central FS - Flora, 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.

Education and Experience:

Requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 2 or more years of related work experience. Requires an acceptable valid CDL with Hazmat and tanker endorsements and valid DOT medical card.  Must hold and maintain, or have the ability to obtain, all required pesticide or fertilizer applicator licenses or certifications in states where crop production inputs are applied.  


Job Summary:

Operates commercial sprayer or floater for the purpose of applying crop inputs to producer fields. Operates and maintains single or tandem axle trucks, multi-axle configuration trucks for delivery and/or pick-up of agronomy and/or energy products and other equipment. 


Reports to / Supervision Received:

Location Manager


Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):
•    Applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels
•    Must have and maintain a CDL license with required endorsements, a satisfactory driving record and valid medical card
•    Records application data according to regulations and standards
•    Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products
•    Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures
•    Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to safely operate sprayers, floaters, single or tandem axle trucks and other equipment to meet company and DOT standards
•    Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes 
•    Loads and unloads containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on/off trucks, trailers, or railcars
•    Ensures products are evenly balanced and distributed on trucks/trailers and proper axle weights are met
•    Responsible for the inventory control and turns in application records on a daily basis
•    Assures all products are accounted for with either an invoice or a delivery ticket.
•    Schedules maintenance and repairs of vehicles and equipment as requested
•    Maintains an appropriate inventory of parts necessary for repairs and maintenance
•    Maintains service records of each piece of equipment and vehicle to document a quality maintenance program and meet DOT requirements
•    Responsible for the housekeeping of the shop and general maintenance of shop and equipment.
•    Collects and records soil sample information
•    Successfully adhere to safety rules and company policies and procedures.  EHS, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon

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