GROWMARK, Inc. Applicator I/ CDL Driver - Illini FS - Dewey, IL in Dewey, Illinois

Illini FS is headquartered in Urbana, Illinois with branches in five eastern Illinois counties. Illini FS has about 200 employees and approximately 6,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, tires, and retail. Illini FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

  • WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING*

If you have experience operating large machinery, attention to detail, and are interested in helping farmers grow the best crops possible, then we can’t wait to talk to you! We are looking for a Custom Applicator that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers spray their fields. A few key areas of emphasis include:

  • Applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels.

  • Records application data according to regulations and standards.

  • Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products.

  • Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures.

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  • WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE*

  • High School Diploma, eagerness to learn, passion and motivation for meeting goals

  • Must have the ability to obtain, all required pesticide or fertilizer applicator licenses or certifications in states where crop production inputs are applied

  • A knack for relationship building and problem-solving

  • Must be a team-player through and through!

  • Ability to work with extreme noise and weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)

  • Ability to work in areas that contain dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards, requiring utilization of appropriate safety measures

  • Ability to work at varying heights and lift 51 - 70 lbs.

  • CDL with satisfactory driving record

  • WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE*

  • We value relationships and people first and foremost

  • We are a company that give back to the community

  • We emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resources

  • Possible training opportunities with an applicator simulator

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  • /Full-Time Positions ONLY:/*

  • We enjoy access to in-house training and leadership development opportunities

  • We ensure that employee health and wellness matters to us!

  • We offer a robust benefits package including a company funded pension, 401(k) and generous PTO.

  • WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT US*

    • Illini FS* hosted a memorable holiday gathering last winter for all employees.
  • PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT*

Operates commercial sprayer or floater for the purpose of applying crop inputs to producer fields. Operates and maintains single or tandem axle trucks, multi-axle configuration trucks for delivery and/or pick-up of agronomy and/or energy products and other equipment.

  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS*

Applies crop production inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels

Records application data according to regulations and standards

Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products

Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures

Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to safely operate sprayers, floaters, single or tandem axle trucks and other equipment to meet company and DOT standards

Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes

Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance

Loads and unloads containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on/off trucks, trailers, or railcars

Ensures products are evenly balanced and distributed on trucks/trailers and proper axle weights are met

Responsible for the inventory control and turns in application records on a daily basis.

Assures all product is accounted for with either an invoice or delivery ticket

Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bills of lading, delivery slips, and invoices are completed accurately and returned to the branch location at the end of the day in order to ensure timely receiving and payment of invoices

Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of cargo and any other assigned record-keeping duties on a daily basis

  • OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS*

Responsible for maintaining, repairing, rebuilding, and/or servicing location equipment, vehicles, and structures as needed

Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards, adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image

Collects/records soil sample information using proper procedures

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply

Performs all other duties as assigned

  • REQUIREMENTS*

Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years of related work experience

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

Must have or obtain and maintain a CDL license with required endorsements, a satisfactory driving record and valid medical card.

Must hold and maintain, or have the ability to obtain, all required pesticide or fertilizer applicator licenses or certifications in states where crop production inputs are applied

Responsible for renewing licenses or certifications as required and reporting status of licenses or certifications to the Location Manager

Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant

Occasionally exposed or required to:

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards, requiring utilization of appropriate safety measures

  • May be required to work at varying heights

  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.