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Company: Co-Alliance Cooperative, INC
Location: Michigantown
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:


Co-Alliance Cooperative is a modern partnership of local agricultural and energy cooperatives with community roots established in the 1920s. We are a service-oriented company, and we seek to make our customers lives easier by being their local resource for the services and products we offer. We also serve our communities and employees by creating a vibrant, positive environment that adds to their quality of life.

Position Overview: The purpose of this position is to safely apply products to a wide range of crops and sites, while operating and maintaining company equipment. This includes building and maintaining customer relations through expert application of crop protection and fertilizer products; providing feedback to customers and location managers, on weeds, insects or fertility problems that are identified during application.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Load, handle, and apply dry and liquid fertilizer, lime, and crop protection products
  • Understand and safely operate the application equipment assigned
  • Utilize the information and technology supplied in the application equipment to ensure that the right products, at the right rates, are applied and billed to the right fields and customers
  • Assist in the mixing, loading, unloading and transporting of crop protection and fertilizer products
  • Consistently follow all laws, regulations, and safety rules, including PPE, in handling and applying products and storing chemicals
  • Assist with the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Maintain positive communication with the supervisor and grower, as needed
  • Assist with scouting, product transportation and various services for producers
  • Properly complete necessary paperwork and records

    Job Qualifications

    • Class A CDL with hazmat, tanker, doubles and triples endorsements, or ability to obtain within 6 months
    • Category 1 and 14 applicators license, or ability to obtain within 6 months
    • Ability to operate various types of application equipment and be mechanically inclined
    • Be familiar with crop chemicals, farming practices, crop characteristics, and weed identifications
    • Have an understanding of safe working conditions and operations of vehicles
    • Be willing and able to work extended hours six or seven days a week during busy seasons
    • Be willing and able to work well with others, to take and give constructive criticism, and to lend a helping hand
    • Must continue to grow and learn through meetings, trainings, industry publications, and others
    • Possess the willingness to adapt to changing application technologies as well as seasonal variations in workload responsibilities
    • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
    • Possess the ability to accurately locate application sites and read field maps
    • Excellent driving record
      Physical Requirements:
      • Climbing in and out of equipment
      • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
      • Bending, lifting, twisting, walking
      • Ability to work in the outdoor elements . Date posted: 03/07/2023

Keywords: Co-Alliance Cooperative, INC, Fishers , Applicator, Other , Michigantown, Indiana

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