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Crop Applicator

Location Freeman, South Dakota Date posted 05/08/2024 Job ID 15116 Salary range $18.37 - $29.38/hr Work arrangement: On-Site
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

Want to make a difference and impact in your local community? Come join CHS, Inc as a Custom Applicator in Freeman, SD today!

Apply a sense of responsibility and self-reliance as you work independently as a Custom Applicator. You will:

  • Create relationships with local farmers to acquire knowledge on their chemical and fertilizer needs
  • Manage your time in the field by operating a sprayer/airflow machine while loading and applying products safely, accurately and efficiently.
  • Receive hands on experience and technical skills by handling many types of machinery and routine equipment maintenance

Take this opportunity to work with one of the largest coops in the U.S, while still making an impact in our local communities. Our fun and safe work environment is waiting for you, apply today!

Responsibilities

  • Under general supervison, apply fertilzer and crop protection products. May include use of a high clearance sprayer or floater.
  • Work with customers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Educate customers on products being applied to fields, techniques utilized, and how you can continue to support them with products and services.
  • Assist the sales staff in ensuring orders are correct and patron needs are met.
  • Perform warehouse work to including driving loader, forklift, mechanics, and maintenance.
  • Load and unload agricultural inputs from railcars and/or trucks using heavy or light duty machinery/equipment. May include bulk and or packaged material.
  • Pick up and deliver product to customers as needed.
  • Perform general labor responsibilities promptly and efficiently, which may include general maintenance, grounds maintenance, equipment inspection and maintenance, and record keeping.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 1+ years of experience in Agriculture Production, Operations, and/or Agriculture Application
  • Must meet minimum age requirement

Additional Qualifications

  • Must meet DOT and Company requirements
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Ability to operate machinery such as loaders, conveyors, tractors, and track mobile
  • Ability to work additional hours to meet business demand
  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • CDL license with Hazmat endorsement or ability to attain one preferred
  • Applicator's license, chemical application education and experience, forklift certification and farming/agriculture background preferred
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and load up to 75 lbs

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.       

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