Applicator I

Company Name:
The Andersons, Inc
Req ID 678BR
External Title Applicator I
Division Plant Nutrient Group
Select work location IN - Walton
Posting Description
Position Summary
This position is accountable for mixing, hauling, spreading, and applying liquid and dry fertilizer and farm chemicals in order to provide accurate and timely custom application for customers; this may include non-farm applications. The incumbent must maintain full knowledge application equipment and custom application processes. Upon working at application locations, the incumbent will act as a problem solver and make corrective actions when needed. When directed, this position is responsible to use field mapping to retrieve soil samples as required by supervisor or other agronomy staff.
The incumbent is responsible for a comprehensive understanding of product label specifications and operational procedures/standards for custom application. This position is accountable for excellent customer service in the office and on the field by using patience and guidance to explain the details of a product or the application process. The incumbent will trouble shoot or problem solve to make best practice recommendations. This position may be obligated to lead a team on a project or in the field. The incumbent is also responsible to assist sales/management on customer complaint calls to address application errors.
The incumbent will perform various operations and general maintenance tasks. Operational tasks could include load/unload customer orders, materials and supplies, or mix/blend/package products, etc. Maintenance tasks could include routine equipment cleaning and non-routine maintenance, building maintenance or providing care for the facility.
Not applicable in this position.
Organizational Relationship
The incumbent typically reports to either the Operations Supervisor or the Operations Manager along with the Application Coordinator, Maintenance Workers and other operation employees.
Principal Accountabilities
The following accountabilities are to be carried out in a manner consistent with the spirit and philosophy outlined in The Andersons' Statement of Principles:
1. Be a true leader and champion in establishing and maintaining a vision and required behaviors for our culture of ensuring human safety.
2. Deliver a courteous, pleasant and positive attitude in providing extraordinary service to all customers, coworkers and others ensuring open lines of communication.
3. Develop and maintain an advanced knowledge of company products, services, policies and procedures.
4. Exemplify company safety standards by practicing safe work habits, participating in safety meetings, and reporting unsafe working conditions.
5. Accurately mix chemicals for custom application based on customer order while accounting for chemicals used for billing and inventory control purposes.
6. Operate various types of mobile equipment after participating in facility specific and mobile specific training.
7. Haul, spread, and apply fertilizer and chemicals in an accurate and timely manner while maintaining/exceeding acceptable application acreage goals and advising other applicators on best practice techniques to improve their knowledge.
8. Maintain an advanced ability to scout fields in efforts to recognize various local weeds and insects to notify the agronomy sales/staff.
9. Complete and deliver timely and proper applicator logs, delivery paperwork, field application forms, and other paperwork to appropriate personnel and customers.
10. Lead and conduct preventative, scheduled and emergency maintenance duties on equipment and facility, as needed.
11. Assist in regular facility duties, operations duties, and deliveries, as needed, to meet seasonal demands.
12. Retain all appropriate certifications or licenses, as required by supervisor.
13. Perform other related duties within job scope as assigned by supervisory personnel.
Job Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
Mid Level = 3 - 5 years of applicable experience in a related discipline
Agriculture knowledge, required
Valid driver s license
Commercial Applicator s License, required
Commercial Drivers License (CDL), preferred
Additional Skills:
General manual labor
Intermediate computer skills
Capable of math conversions
Work in a team setting
Ability to work independently
Understand verbal and written instructions
Working Conditions
1. Ability to frequently lift/push/pull up to 60 pounds.
2. Must be able to climb/stoop/kneel at heights up to 100 feet.
3. Works in varying weather conditions and temperatures.
4. Working conditions could include: dust, fumes and noise.
5. Daily travel required.
Note:The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Andersons is a Drug-Free Workplace.

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