Operator - Ag View FS - Lamoille, IL

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Purpose and Summary Statement 


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.  



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   


Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance 


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 


Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bills of lading, delivery slips, and invoices are completed accurately and returned to the branch location at the end of the day in order to ensure timely receiving and payment of invoices 


Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of cargo and any other assigned record-keeping duties on a daily basis 



Other Job Functions 


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


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


Collects/records soil sample information using proper procedures 


Performs all other duties as assigned 





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. 


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 the 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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