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FARM SERVICE COOPERATIVE Custom Applicator in Denison, Iowa

Custom Applicator Role: Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on crop land and assist with outside operations, as directed. *Accountabilities/Essential Functions: ? Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas and as requested by customer order. ? Apply agronomy products to customers fields including: chemicals, lime, dry and liquid fertilizers. ? Cover areas to specified depths with pesticides, applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios and obstructions and record to daily application logs. ? Lift, push and swing nozzles, hoses and tubes to direct spray over designated area. ? Start motors and engage machinery, such as sprayer agitators or pumps or portable spray equipment. ? Connect hoses and nozzles selected according to terrain, distribution pattern requirements, types of infestations and velocities. ? Clean or service machinery to ensure operating efficiency, using water, gasoline, lubricants or hand tools and assist others as needed. ? Assist with measure and counting of inventory of dry and liquid fertilizers, anhydrous ammonia, lime and chemicals. ? Assist with scouting of fields and giving field condition reports. ? Help promote FSC marketing strategy of yield goals and assisting growers to develop agronomic plans that provide maximum acre net. ? Conform to safety and regulatory compliance requirements, as directed and per company policy. ? Become knowledgeable and familiar with FSCs products, policies and procedures, including internal systems of ordering, shipping, billing, customer management and tracking while working with location office personnel. ? Develop the ability to identify corn/soybean agronomic concerns, weed identification and weed resistance concerns. ? Review suggestions of ways to improve work methods and procedures made by employees and decide on course of action. ? Work in cooperation with other divisions, locations, customers, supervisors and managers with a positive attitude and willingness to provide positive feedback to them. ? Travel to other FSC locations and/or vendors is required. ? Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Branch Manager. *Knowledge, Skills and Experience: ? Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. ? Ability to communicate effectively, using either written or verbal skills. ? Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate. ? Perform basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to include, but not limited to, use of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages and discounts. ? Work and communicate with internal and external customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service. ? Ability to identify and analyze problems associated with work processes. ? Develop constructive and cooperative relationships with others. ? Ability to organize and work on multiple tasks concurrently. ? Demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail. <