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Custom Applicator Supervisor


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Job Title: Custom Applicator Supervisor
Location: Firebaugh, 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: 2
Salary: DOE
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Who we are

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC is one of the nation s foremost agronomy solutions providers. We rank near the top nationally in volume and sales for crop production products, fertilizer, custom application, seed and precision agriculture, turf management, industrial weed control, forestry, aquatics and more. As a solutions provider, we help our customers make critical decisions about soil variability, nutrient and water availability, seed selection and pest management. We take pride in working with our growers beyond the sale, helping them in every aspect of their business.

Helena operates under several main business groups Helena Products Group, AGRIntelligence, Helena Industries, LLC and Diversified Applications, Inc.

Helena is a special place to be

At Helena, we are family. Our employees take care of each other and support each other at work and in their personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because they feel comfort and compassion from their manager and work team. Our family-like culture is centered on our successful business model- People Products Knowledge. People being the first for good reason. When our employees are treated right and feel cared for, our customers thrive and our business grows. 

What you ll do

The custom application supervisor coordinates treatment applications with the sales team and customers including informing customers of the product to be used, product rates and cost per acre. This position also leads the application team.

 The employee s primary duty must be the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of Helena or Helena s customers. This also includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgement with respect to matters of significance.

What your day may look like

  • Schedules the application with the applicators ensuring proper timing of the application. 
  • Ensures that the applicators know the correct fields, the product to be used and product rate.
  • Oversees the mixing of product, if applicable, to ensure proper chemical ratio.
  • Manages the billing to ensure that all products and applications are billed correctly.
  • Maintains all application equipment including expense management.
  • Tracks all records of applied chemical and fertilizer, rates of product and wind and weather conditions at the time of application.
  • Ensures that applicators wear the proper protection and safety equipment.
  • Provides input on purchases of new equipment regarding selection and justification relative to income.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by leader.
  • Reliable and regular attendance is expected.

Education and experience needed for this position

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Two years of work experience is required. 
  • Leadership experience is preferred.

Other skills that will help you succeed

  • Mechanical knowledge.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General farming knowledge.
  • Knowledge of ag pesticides, fertilizers and weed identification.
  • CDL and pesticide license.
  • Ability to read field maps.
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to pass a background check

Being a leader at Helena

At Helena, we lead by example. Our leaders are expected to demonstrate the same qualities that we value in our employees integrity, passion and accountability. When you become a leader at Helena, you are not just overseeing a team of people, you are inspiring and empowering those around you to be better each day. And when our leaders do that, success comes naturally. 

In this leadership role, you will be responsible for overseeing a minimum of two custom applicators. This includes carrying out leadership responsibilities such as interviewing, hiring, training and coaching employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees and addressing complaints and resolving problems by following all of Helena s policies, procedures and applicable laws.

Your work environment and the physical aspects of the job

At Helena, safety is our highest priority. We seek out extensive safety measures and put them in place to minimize exposure to anything that could be potentially harmful to our employees.

Helena s commitment to diversity and inclusion

At Helena, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens Helena and keeps us competitive.  

Helena supports individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.

Stay connected to Helena

For the latest job postings and company news, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook at #HelenaCareers.

The work environment for this position is that of a typical warehouse and distribution environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud and occasionally very loud. In this position, the employee regularly works near moving equipment/mechanical parts and could be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear, walk, stand and sit. You will be regularly required to lift or move up to 100 pounds.

Helena is an equal opportunity employer.  Helena is committed to the spirit and letter of all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal opportunity.  To this end, Helena does not discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other status protected by federal, state or local law. 

 

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Job Post Date: 05/22/20
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