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Crop Applicator $1000.00 Sign on Bonus (Plattsmouth, NE)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
United States, Nebraska, Plattsmouth
August 05, 2022

Crop Applicator

Are you one of those exceptional individuals who have the knowledge and credentials to protect crops from pests? As in you're familiar with all those laws and regulations and safety rules that govern pesticide application and proper chemical storage? And that you are the proud bearer of a Class-A CDL with Hazmat and tank vehicle endorsements and have more than a little experience with basic measurements and calculations for calibration of gallons per acre, and acres per tank. So impressive! And hey, we'd love to hear from you.

Who's "We"?

We (or "WE" if you like) are Wilbur-Ellis. We have a hundred-year track record of bringing together the best people in the industry to serve our customers and be part of the WE family. That's because when people come first, the result is happy employees, which also means happy customers, families, and communities.

Sound like your kind of place? Great, read on!

What's the Job?

We want growers to know that when a Wilbur-Ellis crop applicator is on the job, they can expect the safe and legal application of plant protection and fertilizer products. That means proper calculating of product and carrier quantities, and proper mixing and application of plant protection and/or fertilizer products using various types of application equipment.

Absolute Musts:

  • Be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application
  • Having a commercial driver's license with endorsements for Haz-Mat and Tank vehicles a plus
  • Comprehend basic measurements and calculations for calibration (gallons per acre, and acres per tank)
  • Have a working knowledge of all application equipment
  • Be able to accurately locate the application site
  • Possess or obtain the Qualified Applicator's Certification license and attend all required safety training meetings
  • Complete bi-annual medical exams
  • Participate in a DOT random selection for drug and alcohol testing
  • Participate in a 30-day blood testing for Cholinesterase Monitoring
  • Ready to work odd hours during peak season (6-7 days, 10-14 hours, depending upon crew assignment may be day or night)
  • Ready to travel to other branches, meeting locations, or customer farms

Who Fits Well in this Position?

You'll do well at WE if you bring:

  • Good interpersonal skills - we want you to get along with other employees and our grower customers
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities
  • A commitment to positive communication with your supervisor and growers
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to be detail-oriented with a wide range of responsibilities
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A clean DMV record

Any Other Details about the Job?

Here are the particulars.

  • Proper application of fertilizer and plant protection products
  • Process work orders against scheduled dates and time
  • 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 the 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 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

And Pay and Benefits?

  • Expect a very competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Plus, a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%

P.S. This is a drug-free workplace

* Sign-on bonus to be paid as follows: $500.00 will be paid within 30 days of the start date; the remaining $500.00 will be paid after 6 months of successful service with Wilbur-Ellis. Current employees are not eligible.

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Licenses & Certifications
Qualified Applicator Lic (preferred)
Commercial Drivers Lic (preferred)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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