Altamont - Agronomy Applicator

 

About The Equity

The Equity is an independent cooperative headquartered in Effingham, Illinois and has over 500 employees. Our market area currently includes 19 locations and covers South-Central Illinois and Southwest Indiana. The Equity has five divisions including: Agronomy, Grain, Feed & Livestock, Energy, and Retail Store, plus a Precision Agronomy dealership. The Equity’s mission is to deliver value to our customers through operational excellence, providing information, exploring opportunities, and supporting profitable roles for producers. Our core values, profitability, customer focus, constant improvement, integrity, and accountability have led to our success. These core values will continue to keep our company strong into the future. We hold sacred our brand promise of offering the best products, latest technology, and high-quality service, done right!

About the Position

The Equity is seeking an Agronomy Applicator to be part of our Altamont Facility. The Agronomy Applicator  will be responsible for applying fertilizer and ag chemicals through custom application equipment in an accurate and efficient manner as ensuring daily maintenance, cleanliness and compliance with state and federal regulations of equipment and facilities. In addition to blending, mixing, delivering, loading and unloading fertilizer, ag chemicals, seed and merchandise as directed.

Location

905 S Main St, Altamont, Illinois 62411

Reports to

Location Manager

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Leadership Characteristics

  • High School Diploma or GED. Associate’s degree in Agriculture preferred
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common data
  • Obtain and maintain a CDL and necessary endorsements
  • Obtain a commercial pesticide license
  • Demonstrates ability to interact effectively with management and customers

Key Responsibilities

  1. Follow all established personnel and safety policies and procedures
  2. Applies fertilizer and ag chemicals through custom application equipment in an accurate and efficient manner
  3. Responsible for daily maintenance, cleanliness and compliance with state and federal regulations of equipment and facilities
  4. Blending, mixing, delivering, loading and unloading fertilizer, ag chemicals, seed and merchandise as directed
  5. Attend continuing education courses to maintain a quality level of knowledge for the products, regulations, and customer relations
  6. In the off-season, may be required to assist corporate shop personnel in repairing and maintaining fleet or operate the truck fleet as directed by the location manager
  7. Scout Fields for weed and insect problems, take soil samples, and make field maps
  8. Be able to communicate in a professional manner to the producer, salesman and location manager

Work Environment

The nature of the business may require extended hours. While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works outside near moving mechanical equipment and may work in high, precarious places.

Physical Demands

The nature of the business may require extended hours. While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works outside near moving mechanical equipment and may work in high, precarious places.

Travel

The employee may be required to travel to other locations, conferences, educational opportunities and other job-related activities.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Submit application and resume to Clint Bowman at Clint.Bowman@TheEquity.com by Monday, October 31, 2022.

Effingham Equity shall not be liable for, shall not pay, and expressly rejects and disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any commission, expense, fee or cost claimed or charged by any recruitment or employment agency, firm, or company in connection with the employment of any candidate selected by Effingham Equity for the position described above unless a written contract is executed by Effingham Equity and such employment agency, firm or company before Effingham Equity makes an offer of employment to such candidate.

Company Size201-500
IndustryAgriculture
Founded1919
Job SegmentFull-Time, Seasonal, Operations, Production, Agronomy
Nearest Major MarketChampaign, St. Louis, Terre Haute, Decatur

Date Posted

1/13/2022

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