Job Title: Crop Applicator
Job Location: Pewamo, MI 48873, USA
Job Category: Operations
Requisition Number: CROPA009016
What’s the Job?
We want growers to know that when a Wilbur-Ellis crop applicator is on the job, they can expect the safe and legal application of plant protection and fertilizer products. That means proper calculating of product and carrier quantities, and proper mixing and application of plant protection and/or fertilizer products using various types of application equipment.
Be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application
Having a commercial driver’s license with endorsements for Haz-Mat and Tank vehicles a plus
Comprehend basic measurements and calculations for calibration (gallons per acre, and acres per tank)
Have a working knowledge of all application equipment
Be able to accurately locate the application site
Possess or obtain the Qualified Applicator’s Certification license and attend all required safety training meetings
Complete bi-annual medical exams
Participate in a DOT random selection for drug and alcohol testing
Participate in a 30-day blood testing for Cholinesterase Monitoring
Ready to work odd hours during peak season (6-7 days, 10-14 hours, depending upon crew assignment may be day or night)
Ready to travel to other branches, meeting locations, or customer farms
Who Fits Well in this Position?
You’ll do well at WE if you bring:
Good interpersonal skills – we want you to get along with other employees and our grower customers
Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities
A commitment to positive communication with your supervisor and growers
Solid written and verbal communication skills
An ability to be detail-oriented with a wide range of responsibilities
An ability to work with minimum supervision
A clean DMV record
Any Other Details about the Job?
Here are the particulars.
Proper application of fertilizer and plant protection products
Process work orders against scheduled dates and time
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations at all times
Follow all Wilbur-Ellis Company safety rules
Lift containers weighing up to 80 lbs
Coordinate the use of the equipment and make sure that it is returned in good working condition
Perform a pre-trip inspection before leaving the yard
Arrive at the correct job site without undue delay
Properly complete necessary paperwork (application records, shipping papers, driver daily report, and all info on work orders)
Properly handle and store all chemical containers
Ensure that equipment is repaired or serviced to avoid delays in equipment availability
Participate in blood testing and/or alcohol testing when scheduled
Perform necessary maintenance and repair on equipment
Assist as needed around the plant
And Pay and Benefits?
Expect a very competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
Plus, a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%
Qualifications- Licenses & Certifications
Qualified Applicator Lic
Commercial Drivers Lic