Crop Applicator – (Salem, SD)
Description:Are you familiar with the laws, regulations, and safety rules governing pesticide application, and the handling and storage of chemicals? Do you possess a Class-A CDL with Hazmat and tank vehicle endorsements? Do you have experience with basic measurements and calculations for calibration of gallons per acre, and acres per tank? If so, we want to hear from you!??For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.? Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!General Purpose and Scope of Position:Wilbur-Ellis is seeking a Crop Applicator to be responsible for the safe and legal application of plant protection and fertilizer products to a wide range of crops and sites. The applicator calculates product and carrier quantities, properly mixes and applies plant protection and / or fertilizer products using various types of application equipment.Key Skills and Abilities Include:Must be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide applicationMust possess or obtain (Wilbur Ellis can help obtain license) a commercial driver?s license with endorsements for Haz-Mat and Tank vehiclesMust comprehend basic measurements and calculations for calibration (gallons per acre, and acres per tank)Must have working knowledge of all application equipmentClean DMV recordAble to work with minimum supervisionAccurately locate application siteMust possess or obtain (Wilbur Ellis can help obtain license) the Qualified Applicator's Certification license and attend all required safety training meetingsMust complete bi-annual medical examsMust participate in a DOT random selection for drug and alcohol testingMust participate in a 30-day blood testing for Cholinesterase MonitoringMust be able to work odd hours during peak season (6-7 days, 10-14 hours, depending upon crew assignment)Ability to travel to other branches, meeting locations or customer farmsKey Personal Attributes Include:Personable mannerisms with growers and fellow employeesStrong time management skills with the ability to set prioritiesMaintain positive communication with supervisor and growerExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to remain detail-oriented with a wide range of responsibilitiesSpecific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:Proper application of fertilizer and plant protection products.Process work orders against scheduled dates and timeComply with all applicable laws and regulations at all timesFollow all Wilbur-Ellis Company safety rulesLift containers weighing up to 80 lbs.Coordinate the use of equipment and make sure that it is returned in good working condition.Perform a pre-trip inspection before leaving the yardArrive at the correct job site without undue delayProperly complete necessary paperwork (application records, shipping papers, driver daily report, and all info on work orders)Properly handle and store all chemical containersEnsure that equipment is repaired or serviced in order to avoid delays in equipment availabilityParticipate in blood testing and/or alcohol testing when scheduledPerform necessary maintenance and repair on equipmentAssist as needed around the plant?Compensation and Benefits:Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)Full employee health and retirement benefit offeringsIf you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!COMPANY CULTURE:Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.?Wilbur-Ellis is for and about peopleWilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry?s best workforceWilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.QualificationsLicences & certificationsPreferred:Qualified Applicator LicCommercial Drivers LicJob Code : CROPA01922Apply for this job.