Agribusiness Operations
Crop Applicator

General Purpose and Scope of Position

A Crop Applicator will be responsible for the safe and legal application of plant protection and fertilizer products to a wide range of crops and sites. The applicator calculates product and carrier quantities, properly mixes and applies plant protection and / or fertilizer products using various types of application equipment.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Must be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application
  • Must possess or obtain (Wilbur-Ellis can help obtain license) a commercial driver’s license with endorsements for Haz-Mat and Tank vehicles
  • Must comprehend basic measurements and calculations for calibration (gallons per acre, and acres per tank)
  • Must have working knowledge of all application equipment
  • Clean DMV record
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Accurately locate application site
  • Must possess or obtain (Wilbur-Ellis can help obtain license) the Qualified Applicator’s Certification license and attend all required safety training meetings
  • 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)
  • Ability to travel to other branches, meeting locations or customer farms

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • 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

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include

  • 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 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


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