Custom Applicator - New Century FS - Ruthven, IA

 

New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with locations in Central Iowa. New Century FS has about 210 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 4,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, and precision farming. New Century FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

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 all job functions in a timely and accurate manner to increase customer satisfaction and maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization.  

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

 

Accurately & professionally 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.   

 

Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to safely set up, maintain and 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.  

 

Assist with 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. 

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS 

 

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

 

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

 

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply. Demonstrates the FS Way Standards: Trust, Responsiveness, Excellence, Expertise and Solution Focused.  

 

Performs all other duties as assigned. 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

 

Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof.  

 

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

 

Must be willing to obtain and maintain a CDL License with required endorsements within 1 year of employment.  

 

Must possess a satisfactory driving record and valid medical card.  

 

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a pesticide/applicator’s license or any other licenses and certifications necessary to the position.  

 

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  

 

Move up to 100lbs 

 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.  

 

 

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.


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