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Full-time Applicator

at Wilbur-Ellis in Adams, OR

Open Til: 12-Jun-12
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: DOE

Position: Applicator
Position Location: Adams, Oregon
Reports To: Branch Manager
Position Overview:

The applicator is 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.

Specific Responsibilities include:

Proper application of fertilizer and plant protection products.
Process work orders against scheduled dates and time.
Maintain positive communication with supervisor and grower.
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.
Skills and Experience Required

Must be familiar with all laws and regulations governing pesticide application.
Must possess or obtain a commercial drivers 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.
Personable mannerisms with customers and fellow employees.
Must possess or obtain 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 may be day or night).
Ability to travel to other branches, meeting locations or customer farms.
Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience
Full employee health and retirement benefit offerings
Due to the volume of people interested in working for Wilbur Ellis we ask that applicants refrain from calling any of the Wilbur Ellis offices to inquire further. Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted directly by a Wilbur Ellis representative via e-mail or phone.

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