Operator/Applicator/Mechanic – West Central FS – Ellisville, IL
?Company: WEST CENTRAL FSHiring Manager: HERMAN STIERLocation: ELLISVILLE,?IL?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. Schedules and performs vehicle and equipment repairs.?????????????????????????????ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS?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??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 Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply?Performs all other duties as assigned??REQUIREMENTS?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 and on-call as business conditions warrant?Occasionally exposed or required to:?Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)Noisy conditionsWorking conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards, requiring utilization of appropriate safety measuresMay be required to work at varying heightsLift 51 – 70 lbs.Apply for this job.