As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture - let's help you find your fit.
Custom Applicator- MN
Custom Applicator positions are offered in a variety of locations through our member cooperatives, retailers, and independent owner system.
It is the primary responsibility of the Custom Applicator to accurately apply plant nutrients and crop protection products to customer's fields according to specifications set by our Agronomists and customers. The Custom Applicator will complete this in a manner that will optimize the cooperative's market share and savings, improve the cooperative's efficiencies, help achieve the cooperative's mission and goals and result in outstanding customer service. The Applicator must maintain a positive attitude that promotes a favorable image of the cooperative.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Applies fertilizer and chemicals accurately, in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and the customer's crop plan.
Responsible for proper calibration of fertilizer and spraying equipment.
Communicates with patrons and employees in a manner that will create support and loyalty for cooperative.
Assists operations/sales staff with providing outstanding customer service to our patrons.
Responsible for the maintenance of spreading and spraying equipment.
Assist location management with regular facility and equipment maintenance as needed.
Assist with facility housekeeping to maintain a clean and orderly facility.
Attends safety related job training provided by the cooperative.
Abides by all safety policies and PPE requirements.
Additional duties as assigned by management
Education & Licenses:
High school diploma required
2 yr agriculture degree from an accredited agronomy program preferred
Must maintain current custom applicator's license;
Must maintain a valid CDL driver's license with tanker an hazardous material endorsements, DOT required medical certification and comply with all documentation requirement mandated by the DOT.
Strong team work and listening skills
Good interpersonal skills, being approachable and tactful, with an ability to interact effectively and professionally with employees and customers;
Customer service oriented and understands when to provide feedback to management so they may appropriately resolve conflict, problem solve and manage difficult situations with customers;
Resourceful, self-starter who works well with minimal supervision;
Results-oriented, accurate and thorough with a commitment to accountability;
Excellent, effective oral communication skills;
Physical Requirements of the Job:
Successful performance of this job requires the physical capacity to satisfactorily perform the activities noted below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Frequent standing, walking and sitting.
Vision abilities required include close, distance and the ability to adjust focus.
Regular climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching above, below and at shoulder level.
Frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of items weighing up to 50lbs, have full use of both arms and legs and good finger and manual dexterity.
Frequent work entailing continuous exposure to dirt, dust, dampness, airborne particles, extreme weather conditions and temperatures, heavy/moving equipment and moderate noise levels, and other attributes common to such sites.
If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.