Professional Custom Applicator - Gateway FS - Nashville, IL



LOCATION: Nashville, IL





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. Schedules and performs vehicle and equipment repairs.





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





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


Collects/records soil sample information using proper procedures


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


Performs all other duties as assigned





Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 5 years of related work experience.


Required 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


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 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.  

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon

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