Custom Applicator

$58,000 - $65,000 yearly
  • Agricruit
  • Rantoul, IL, USA
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full-time Agronomy

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Operate agricultural equipment such as sprayers, spreaders, and applicators to apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to crops.
  • Ensure accurate calibration of equipment to achieve precise application rates and coverage.
  • Follow agronomist recommendations and application schedules to optimize crop health and yield.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and regulations to minimize risks associated with chemical handling and application.
  • Maintain equipment cleanliness and perform routine maintenance to ensure proper functionality.
  • Monitor weather conditions and field conditions to determine optimal application timing and minimize environmental impact.
  • Record detailed information on chemical applications, including types of chemicals used, application rates, and field locations.
  • Communicate effectively with agronomists, supervisors, and team members to coordinate application schedules and address any issues or concerns.
  • Participate in training programs to stay updated on industry best practices, equipment operation techniques, and safety guidelines.

Requirements:

  • Ability to achieve appropriate licensing.
  • Ability to work around chemicals and obtain hazmat.
  • Must be able to work overtime hours in peak seasons (fall and spring).
  • Able to maintain Class A CDL with financial assistance from company.

Why Apply:

  • We offer excellent benefits.
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities.
  • Opportunity to operate brand new and well maintained equipment and machinery.
  • We value our employees and culture.