Applicator I Laborer - Grain

    GrowMark Inc.
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wisconsin with branches all over the state. Insight FS has about 410 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 40,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, agri-finance, precision agriculture, nutrient management, energy, feed, grain, and turf. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

    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. Responsible for the receiving and loading of grain in a safe and profitable manner.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Utilizes best management practices for inventory control and maintaining grain quality and grain conditioning

    Performs grain loading activities at the elevator, following outlined procedures for truck or by rail

    Performs proper grain grading and blending practices

    Assists in maintaining grain records and reports necessary to comply with government requirements

    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 crop input containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on/off trucks, trailers, or railcars

    Ensures agronomy 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

    Assists Grain Origination and Location Manager in operational expense control

    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 GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, 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 equivalent; and 0-3 years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and 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 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 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.
    Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position

    We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

    Posting ID: 559536117Posted: 2020-07-09