Heartland Co-op Custom Applicator in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Descriptions:

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Applies agricultural chemicals and fertilizer by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reads and understands label information from manufacturers and distributors of pesticides, fertilizers, and other products containing dangerous chemicals.

  • Evaluates label information to determine that directions for use are followed during application.

  • Applies products in a timely, effective and accurate manner.

  • Follows guidelines for recording information on weather conditions, product used, field conditions and rates.

  • Maintains equipment to insure safe and accurate application. Performs or ensures routine maintenance is performed.

  • Prepares, organizes, and maintains records to document activities.

  • During non-application seasons, performs maintenance on warehouse, location grounds and equipment.

  • Commercial Chemical Applicators License (1A,1B,1C) is required.

  • Maintain a valid Class C Commercial Drivers License with proper endorsements and commercial insurability at all times. Valid DOT physical is also required.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs.

  • Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.

  • Cost Consciousness - Contributes to profits and revenue.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.;

Required Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Able to use computer equipment related to inventory, work orders, billing and on blending and application equipment.

Certificates and Licenses:

Chemical Applicators License (1A,1B,1C) is required. Maintain a valid Class C Commercial Drivers License with proper endorsements and commercial insurability at all times. Valid DOT physical is also required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and work with vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Depth perception. Employee is exposed to long seasonal hours.

PCP Level: 4

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Keyword: Custom Applicator

From: Heartland Co-op