Custom Applicator – Fairgrove, MI

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Full-Time • Fairgrove

Job Summary:

WWe are looking for a qualified individual to perform seasonal custom fertilizer application and general fertilizer plant operations. When not busy in fertilizer, this person will work in other plant areas or at other plants as needed. Good math and computer skills important. Knowledge of variable rate technology (VRT) helpful. Being self-motivated and organized a must! This position will require a Commercial Applicator’s license and a CDL with proper endorsements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, efficient, and professional service to customers.
  • Performs seasonal custom dry or liquid fertilizer applications; maintains application records
  • Blends dry fertilizer and liquid fertilizer.
  • Loads fertilizer, chemicals, and seed for patrons.
  • Maintains sprayers, spreaders, vehicles, and other equipment
  • Receives materials; will unload train cars or trucks.
  • Make product deliveries.
  • Maintains cleanliness of equipment plant, shop, and/or yard.
  • Assists in other areas of facility as well as other plants as needed.

Education and Experience

High School or GED with a minimum 1 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; valid driver’s license and CDL with endorsements required; state mandated licenses for plant protection applications and chemicals, i.e. spraying license; mechanical repair experience preferred.

Critical Success Factors

  • Positive Attitude; willingly takes on new challenges
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good math skills
  • Is a self-starter with high level of initiative
  • Good reading skills
  • Able to operate equipment safely and environmentally
  • Mechanical aptitude; able to perform preventative maintenance on equipment; able to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and repair
  • Adapts well to working in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Works effectively in a team environment; is cooperative with other team members and is willing to assist oth

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