Posting ID : A1068490193
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : General Labor
Are you familiar with the laws, regulations, and safety rules governing pesticide application, and the handling and storage of chemicals? Do you possess a Class-A CDL with Hazmat and tank vehicle endorsements? Do you have experience with basic measurements and calculations for calibration of gallons per acre, and acres per tank? If so, we want to hear from you!
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking an experienced Crop Applicator to for the safe and legal application of plant protection and fertilizer products to a wide range of crops and sites while operating and maintaining company equipment. The Crop Applicator calculates product and carrier quantities, properly mixes and applies plant protection and/or fertilizer products using various types of application equipment. This position will also assist as a commercial driver and conduct warehouse operations. The ideal candidate must be a team player, willing to grow, and build relationships within a strong team.
Proper application of fertilizer and plant protection products
Process work orders against scheduled dates and time
Maintain positive communication with supervisor and grower
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations at all times
Follow all Wilbur-Ellis Company safety rules
Lift containers weighing up to 80 lbs.
Coordinate the use of equipment and make sure that it is returned in good working condition
Perform a pre-trip inspection before leaving the yard
Arrive at the correct job site without undue delay
Properly complete necessary paperwork (application records, shipping papers, driver daily report, and all info on work orders)
Properly handle and store all chemical containers
Ensure that equipment is repaired or serviced in order to avoid delays in equipment availability
Participate in blood testing and/or alcohol testing when scheduled
Perform necessary maintenance and repair on equipment
Assist as needed around the plant
Attend all required safety training meetings
Safely operate company delivery truck/vehicles
Possess or willing to obtain a commercial driver's license with endorsements for Hazmat and Tank vehicles
Possess or willing to obtain the Qualified Applicator's Certification license
Must be familiar with and follow all laws, regulations, and safety rules governing pesticide application, handling, and storing chemicals
Must comprehend and have experience with basic measurements and calculations for calibration (gallons per acre, and acres per tank)
Must have working knowledge of all application equipment
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to accurately locate application sites
Personable mannerisms with customers and fellow employees
Must complete bi-annual medical exams
Must participate in a DOT random selection for drug and alcohol testing
Must participate in a 30-day blood testing for Cholinesterase Monitoring
Must be able to work odd hours during peak season (6-7 days, 10-14 hours, depending upon crew assignment; may be day or night)
Ability to travel to other branches, meeting locations, or customer farms
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive hourly wage
Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings
Please apply online using this link: http://www.wilburellis.com/Careers/Jobs/Pages/Agricultural-Crop-Applicator-with-CDL,-Shafter-CA-.aspx
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Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.
Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
Wilbur Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer