Fertilizer / Chemical Applicator
Company: Southern States Cooperative.
Posted on: July 12, 2019
Prepares and spreads custom applications of agronomy products on
customers' fields, including dry and/or liquid fertilizer, crop
protectants, lime and other treatment products. Performs general
maintenance and repair work to keep equipment in good operating
condition. Strictly adheres to established regulations and
operating procedures while working independently at customer
Essential Job Functions -- complexity of essential job functions
increases with grade level
- Prepare custom application of dry fertilizer, crop protectants
and other treatment products according to customer work order.
Transfer dry bulk products from trailers into bulk spreading
vehicles. Handle, lift, load equipment and operate controls.
- Effectively operate bulk spreading vehicles including: Dry row
spreader, John Deere dry body, Spreader Trucks and/or Terra-Gator.
Apply dry fertilizer, crop protectants and other treatment products
to customers' fields. Ensure complete coverage to designated areas.
Check equipment for proper application and spread pattern and make
corrections as needed.
- REQUIRED LICENSING: Licensing requirements may vary by location
and are based on current state/federal regulations.
- Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
The essential functions below are required for all grades and
- Maintain regular communication with Applicator team members and
manager to ensure efficient scheduling and dispatching. Provide
updates and input on equipment condition, supply of materials,
productivity and other critical factors.
- Drive to customer locations utilizing Southern States
Cooperative, Inc. (SSC) vehicles. Represent SSC in a positive and
customer-focused manner through professional communication and
proper treatment of customer land, property and all equipment.
- Properly utilize and maintain equipment. Perform routine
preventive maintenance and repair to keep equipment in good working
condition. Advise supervisor of complex equipment issues to ensure
timely repair or replacement. Maintain up-to-date maintenance
records for equipment and vehicle. Participate annually in
equipment rodeos to ensure equipment quality as well as GrowMaster
- Assist with taking physical inventory of fertilizers, crop
protectants, and related products. Adhere to inventory control
initiatives. May assist with shipping and/or receiving of various
fertilizer and crop protectant products as determined by business
need. Effectively utilize forklift and other material handling
equipment according to facility procedures.
- Maintain a clean and orderly work area by keeping tools,
equipment and supplies in proper places. Minimize waste and
properly dispose of waste material. Perform all related cleaning of
equipment, vehicle and work areas according to Housekeeping Plan,
Manufacturer's Guidelines and SSC procedures.
- Participate in specialized training, certification courses,
and/or meetings as required. Learn and develop skills to enhance
job performance, including: applicator techniques, account
scheduling and servicing, operations procedures and safety
- Work safely as to not cause harm to yourself, customer's
property, co-workers, equipment, or inventory. Utilize Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. Operate all equipment and
vehicles according to SSC policy and government regulations. Comply
with OSHA regulations, Southern States Environmental Health and
Safety (EHS) standards, work rules and policies.
- May be required to assist in warehouse or drive delivery routes
for feed and farm supplies as determined by business need.
- Perform all other job functions as assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected
Keywords: Southern States Cooperative., Owensboro , Fertilizer / Chemical Applicator, Other , Owensboro, Kentucky
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