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Custom Applicator Trainee (Orchard, NE)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
United States, Nebraska, Orchard
410 1st Street (Show on map)
August 09, 2023
Description

Investing in You Join a 100-year-old, family-owned leader in Ag - and grow with us!

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in its people by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. To see career growth opportunities at Wilbur-Ellis, click the following link:

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The applicator trainee's responsibility is to familiarize themselves with agricultural retail and the best practices and processes of an applicator's responsibilities.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:



  • Demonstrate a willingness to become familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn basic measurements and apply calculations for calibration (gallons per acre and acres per tank)
  • Demonstrate a willingness to grow knowledge of all application equipment
  • Willingness to obtain the Qualified Applicator's Certification license and attend all required safety training meetings
  • Must participate in a DOT random selection for drug and alcohol testing
  • Must be able to work odd hours during peak season (6-7 days, 10-14 hours)
  • Willingness to travel to other locations or customer farms
  • Desire to obtain Class A Commercial Drivers License


Key Personal Attributes Include:



  • Clean DMV record
  • Personable mannerisms with growers and fellow employees
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities
  • Maintain positive communication with supervisor and grower
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain detail-oriented with a wide range of responsibilities
  • Able to work with minimum supervision


Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:



  • Perform warehouse duties as assigned to familiarize with crop production products
  • Spend time in various aspects of the business from warehouse, customer service, sales team ride alongs
  • Comply and learn all Wilbur-Ellis Company safety rules within the location and application equipment
  • Work with precision ag equipment and keep accurate data
  • Assist applicator & management team with processing work orders against scheduled dates and time
  • Learn the components of application equipment to assist with repairs and maintenance
  • 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 location
  • Lift containers weighing up to 80 lbs
  • Properly complete necessary work records (application records, shipping papers, daily driver report, and all info on work orders)
  • Properly handle and store all chemical containers
  • Assist as needed around the location


Compensation and Benefits:



  • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $17.88 - $22.64 per hour. Note that wages may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.


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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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