Grain Operations Laborer & Applicator I – AgVantage FS – Dewar, IA
AgVantage FS is a full-service agriculture and energy supplier dedicated to providing high quality products and services for the purpose of improving customer profitability. Headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in 27 counties; AgVantage FS sells seed, propane, fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, fuels and lubricants. They also provide services such as structure inspections and construction, grain marketing and precision farming applications.? AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, a regional agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America.
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. Responsible for the receiving and loading of grain in a safe and profitable manner.?
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Utilizes best management practices for inventory control and maintaining grain quality and grain conditioning
Performs grain loading activities at the elevator, following outlined procedures for truck or by rail
Performs proper grain grading and blending practices
Assists in maintaining grain records and reports necessary to comply with government requirements
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 crop input containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on/off trucks, trailers, or railcars
Ensures agronomy 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
Assists Grain Origination and Location Manager in operational expense control
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsible for maintaining, repairing, rebuilding, and/or servicing location equipment, vehicles, and structures as needed
Collects/records soil sample information using proper procedures
Follows GROWMARK?s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, 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 equivalent; and 0-3 years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
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
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 and on-call as business conditions warrant
Occasionally exposed or required to:?
Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
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.
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
GROWMARK, Inc. strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional 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 paid, 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.