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Custom Applicator (Miller, SD)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
sick time
United States, South Dakota, Miller
609 West 14th Street (Show on map)
Jan 04, 2024
Description

Custom Applicator

Are you one of those exceptional individuals who have the knowledge and credentials to protect crops from pests? Are you familiar with all those laws, regulations, and safety rules governing pesticide application and proper chemical storage? And that you are the proud bearer of a Class-A CDL with Hazmat and tank vehicle endorsements or willing to get endorsements., and have more than a bit of experience with basic measurements and calculations for calibrating gallons per acre and acres per tank. So impressive! And hey, we'd love to hear from you. To see career growth opportunities at Wilbur-Ellis, click the following link:

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 appropriately calculating product and carrier quantities and mixing and applying plant protection and/or fertilizer products using various application equipment.

Absolute Musts:



  • Be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application
  • Commercial driver's license with preferred endorsements for Haz-Mat and Tank vehicles or willing to get.
  • 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
  • Posses a Qualified Applicator's Certification license and attends 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 test 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
  • 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 equipment's use and ensure 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
  • Correctly complete the necessary paperwork (application records, shipping papers, daily driver 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?



  • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $20.58 - $26.09 per hour. Compensation includes competitive hourly wage, extra pay on overtime, and a spray acre bonus for applicating. Wages and bonuses may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is also eligible for vacation and sick time, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits. Follow this link for more information regarding Wilbur-Ellis employee 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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