Agronomy Applicator - Stephenson Service Company - Freeport, IL

Growmark Inc. Freeport , IL 61032

Posted 2 months ago

COMPANY: Stephenson Service Company

HIRING MANAGER: Brynn Groezinger

LOCATION: Freeport, IL


Under the direction of Location Manager/Crop Sales Specialist, delivers products, communicates sales leads, custom applies fertilizers, crop protection products or ag-lime, inspects fields, and maintains or repairs equipment as needed.


Delivers products to customers according to company standards and to increase potential sales. Communicates sales leads to their supervisor.

Blends all products according to recommended rates, procedures, and company standards.

Rinses containers and sprayers and disposes of rinse in accordance with state regulation and company standards.

Applies crop production/protection inputs to fields and growing crops according to recommended rates, procedures, and following all pesticide labels. Records all application data according to regulations and standards.

Records pre/post trip inspections on all equipment any time it is used and daily driver logbooks in order to stay in compliance with DOT and company standards.

Responsible for tracking inventory in employee's control, also required to record and turn in application records on a daily basis. Assures all product is accounted for with either an invoice or delivery ticket.

Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products. Repairs, rebuilds, and cleans equipment as needed to maintain a professional appearance and extend the life of the equipment. All maintenance requires a worksheet to be completed immediately after work is completed and turned into your supervisor directly.

Adheres to all company safety rules and regulations.

During winter season employee is responsible for the snow removal and salt spreading at the Fast Stop and around the Lena/Pearl City facilities.


Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards, adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.

May serve on the location Safety Committee and adheres to the company environmental health and safety policies and training.

Needs to be willing to work at any location in any department upon request.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Normally requires previous applicator or related experience and/or training to demonstrate the ability to deliver product, custom apply fertilizers and crop protection products, inspect fields, and do minor equipment maintenance. Must hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Functional Skills

Proven professional communication and customer service skills and the ability to comprehend simple instructions and communicate one-on-one and in small groups with customers and other employees.

Demonstrated time management and basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals along with the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

Core Skills

Demonstrated core skills including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Other Requirements

Must have or can obtain a Class A CDL with air brake, tanker, and Hazardous Materials endorsements and maintain a current medical card. Employee has to be able to perform Pre and Post trip inspections and record a daily log book when job requires him/her to do so.

Required to obtain an Illinois Commercial Applicators license which requires passing the general standards and field crops tests every three years.

Ability to perform minor equipment maintenance repair, and lift at least 70 lbs.

Nearest Major Market: Freeport

Nearest Secondary Market: Rockford

Job Segment: Logistics, Scientific, Operations, Engineering

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Agronomy Applicator - Stephenson Service Company - Freeport, IL

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