PURPOSE OF POSITION: Spreads, loads and unloads fertilizer, lime and farm chemicals. Performs maintenance and makes repairs and adjustments and keeps fertilizer application equipment in good operating order. Performs duties of warehouseman trucker. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES: 1. Spreads fertilizer, liquid nitrogen and lime. 2. Applies farm chemicals using proper safety protective equipment. 3. Loads, unloads and blends fertilizer as needed. 4. Performs preventive maintenance and makes adjustments and/or repairs to fertilizer spreading equipment and fertilizer equipment. Calibrates equipment for proper application. Checks equipment for proper application and spread pattern and makes corrections as needed. 5. Prepares proper truck reports and records, including truck maintenance records as required. 6. Assists with inventory control through adhering to established procedure and reports. 7. Plans or assists in planning of spreading schedule. 8. May assist in taking physical inventory. 9. Attends schools and meetings as requested. 10. Adheres to Southern States No Tolerance Policy on Safety and Environment. 11. Perform duties of warehouse trucker and other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. 12. Responsible to ensure equipment is Growmaster certified. *
High School Graduate *
CDL required *
Must possess Forklift Certification *
Must have all application licenses as required by State and Federal Agencies *
Must complete basic agronomy short course within 90 days of employment *
Must work with an experienced Sr Applicator a minimum of three days before operating equipment without supervision. *
GPS capable Requres physical strength and dexterity to walk, stand, bend, climb, reach, stoop, twist and lift/carry 100 pounds.
Vision, hearing and speech essential.
Hand coordination to use computer. May require a valid drivers license. Job requires contact with hazardous materials and drive/travel and work in adverse weather conditions. Southern States Cooperative, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws, or regulations.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled