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Custom Applicator - Lucknow District Co-operative Inc. - Lucknow, ON

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $10 billion (FY2012 data) providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 31 states and Ontario, Canada.  GROWMARK is ranked fifth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

 

 

 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Under the direction of the Agronomy Manager, delivers products, custom applies fertilizers, crop protection products or aglime, 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.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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.

 

Collects soil samples using proper procedures.  Records soil sample information for proper identification and analysis.

 

Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products.  Repairs and rebuilds equipment as needed.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards.

 

Performs buildings and grounds maintenance as assigned.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, 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 CDL 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 provinces 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 Agronomy 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.

GROWMARK, Inc. strives to provide a benefits package that delivers competitive pay for performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. The cornerstone of our benefits package is the company funded, defined benefit pension plan along with health and disability insurance, an employer matched 401k plan, and other voluntary group benefit programs.

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, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.