We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for a full time position as a Custom Applicator at our Versailles Ag Center in Ohio.  This position includes medical/dental/vision benefits as well as life insurance and 401K Plan.

See what current applicators are saying about their role: https://youtu.be/nil1K5FXsyk

Job Summary: 

Operates commercial sprayer or floater for the purpose of applying crop inputs to producer's fields. In addition, operates and maintains single axle, tandem axle, or semi- trucks and other equipment. Performs all job functions in a timely and accurate manner to increase customer satisfaction and maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization.

Starting Salary Range: $11.00-$16.00 per hour with the opportunity to increase with experience. Seasonal overtime should be expected.

Job Classification: Full time with benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as 401K.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Precisely blends fertilizers and agricultural crop protection products based on recommendations and label directions.
  • Applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels.
  • Continuously follows the safety guidelines and programs established by Harvest Land Co-op.
  • Performs jobs safely and in compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Maintains facility and equipment so that they have a good appearance and are always in working order.
  • Provides outstanding and courteous customer service.
  • Performs mechanic work on selected vehicles.
  • Completes applicator logs and reports.
  • Loads and unloads inbound and outbound inventory.
  • Supports Harvest Land Co-op’s stated Vision, Mission, and Business Values.
  • Projects a positive attitude to customers and employees at all times.
  • Implements, promotes, and supports the Yield Pro agronomy program.
  • Keeps the Ag Center Manager informed of product inventory levels that could restrict application or delivery schedules.
  • Keeps the Ag Center Manager informed of operational, customer, vendors, or employee issues that may arise.
  • Keeps facility, equipment, and application records as required.
  • Assists in keeping all inside and outside work areas extremely neat and orderly.
  • Be courteous and have good people skills.
  • Be able to communicate and solve differences of opinion with the customers.
  • Maintain records for work repairs the truck has had.
  • Drive in a safe manner.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a CDL license with all necessary endorsements.
  • Performs additional tasks as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications: 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: Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. One to three years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience are preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations & Requirements: A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with required endorsements (or the ability to obtain one) and an applicator’s license that meets the minimum compliance requirements of the regulatory state in which the applicator operates is preferred. Candidates will need a good driving record, clear criminal background check and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Other Skills and Abilities: The ability to utilize and operate variable rate technology and GPS guidance systems.

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, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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 occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Applicants should submit their resume (and cover letter, if desired) via Indeed and reference "Versailles Applicator". For additional information or to submit an application, please contact the Human Resource Manager, Harvest Land Co-op, 765-962-1527, P.O. Box 516, Richmond, IN 47375.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 to $16.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Custom Ag Applicator: 1 year
  • Mechanic: 1 year

Education:

  • High school

License:

  • Hazmat/Tanker Endorsements
  • Driver's License
  • CDL

Required work authorization:

  • United States