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Custom Applicator


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Job Title: Custom Applicator
Location: Salinas, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Custom Applicator/Pest Control
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: DOQ
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SUMMARY:  Correctly makes recommendations for custom application pesticides and fertilizers to customer fields.  Operates all applicator equipment and performs maintenance on that equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

 

Seasonal

 

Recommends and applies pesticides and fertilizers.

 

Maintains accurate log books on applicated acres.

 

Performs maintenance and calibration on application equipment.

 

Follows up on weed control in sprayed fields.

 

Ensures the wearing of proper protection equipment.

 

Off-Season

 

Continues education for maintaining pesticide applicator license.

 

Attends applicator equipment workshops.

 

Performs maintenance on other equipment and fixed facilities.

 

Pulls soil samples.

 

Mixes fertilizer and chemicals.

 

Picks up and delivers farm chemicals, fertilizer and seed.

 

Makes sales calls to customers.

 

Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

 

Reliable and regular attendance is expected.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises tender truck drivers for delivery and mixing of fertilizers and chemical to field applicators and assists Branch Manager in the supervision of temporary seasonal employees.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  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 and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma and experience in operating large equipment.

 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

 

Mechanically inclined.

 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Agricultural background.

 

Basic knowledge of Ag pesticides and weed identification.

 

CDL and pesticide license.

 

Excellent driving record.

 

Ability to read field maps.

 

Professional competence to safety.

 

Ability to pass a CDL physical examination.

 

Ability to work without direct supervision.

 

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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, of feel objects, tools, or controls and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

 

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 occasionally works in wet, humid conditions (non-weather), near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and is exposed fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and vibration.

 

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

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Job Post Date: 03/25/19
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