Operates commercial sprayer or spreader 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 company.
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.
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.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 0-2 years of related work 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 the state of Ohio. Responsible for renewing licenses or certifications as required and reporting status of licenses or certifications to 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 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
- Lift 51 - 70 lbs.