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Custom Applicator - TriCounty FS - Jerseyville, IL

COMPANY: TriCounty FS

HIRING MANAGER: Bret Jackson

LOCATION: Jerseyville, IL

PAY GRADE: Hourly 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Operates commercial sprayer or floater for the purpose of applying crop inputs to producer field. In addition, operates and maintains single or tandem axle trucks and other equipment. Performs general maintenance and repairs to equipment and facilities.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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 product is accounted for with either an invoice or 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.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for maintaining, repairing, rebuilding, and/or servicing location equipment, vehicles, and structures as needed

 

Beneficial skills include fabrication, cutting, welding, bearing replacement, engine service/maintenance/adjustments (both gas & diesel), automotive electrical, brake adjustment/repair (both mechanical & air) and hydraulic troubleshooting/repair

 

Follows Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply

 

Performs all other duties as assigned

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years of related work experience.

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

 

Must have or obtain and maintain a CDL license with required endorsements, a satisfactory driving record and valid medical card

 

Normally requires an acceptable CDL with Hazmat and tanker endorsements

 

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 

 

Responsible for renewing licenses or certifications as required and reporting status of licenses or certifications to the Location Manager

 

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.