Agriculture Technician - Custom Applicator - Three Rivers FS - Holy Cross, IA

Baltimore, IA
United States
Job Description

COMPANY: Three Rivers FS


LOCATION: Holy Cross, IA







Responsible for maintaining operations at retail supply location.


Follows maintenance schedule of facility and equipment.


Assists both full-time and part-time operations personnel.


Maintains the facility and equipment image.


Assists in obtaining goals by improving efficiency and reducing costs.


Works with location manager on all safety and compliance issues.


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


Sets up material handling, blending, storage, transport and application equipment for blending and delivery of products.  Blends products according to recommended rates and procedures.


Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to safely operate sprayers, floaters, single or tandem axle trucks and other equipment to meet company and DOT standards


Responsible for the inventory control and turns in application records on a daily basis.  Assures all products are accounted for with either an invoice or delivery ticket.


Responsible for maintaining, repairing, rebuilding, and/or servicing location equipment, vehicles, and structures as needed



Supervisory Responsibilities

Positions at this level have no formally assigned supervisory responsibility.  Employees are responsible only for the performance of their own assigned work.  They may be asked to train new employees in the fundamentals of the job or to participate in cross-training of other employees in the department, but such assignments do not include the on-going authority to assign and review work of other employees or to recommend or take corrective action with regard to other employees’ performance.




Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 0-2 years of related work experience.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.




Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant.


  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards, requiring utilization of appropriate safety measures

  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.




Responsible for own work only; some direct or indirect control over expenses and revenue generation; may make some budgetary recommendations; accountable for results of own work.



Works accordingly to guidelines, but may make changes with pre-determined guidelines.



The work consists of duties that involve various related steps, processes or methods.  The decision regarding what needs to be done involves various choices requiring the employee to recognize the existence of and differences among recognizable situations.  Actions to be taken or responses to be made differ in such things as the source of information, the kind of transactions or entries or other differences of a factual nature


Significance and Purpose of Personal Contacts

Contacts with employees within the immediate department or related support units to obtain, clarify, give facts or information, which are more complicated or technical.


Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability


Certificates, Licenses Registrations


Materials, Equipment and Software Used

Sand blasting equipment and materials, paint sprayers, and dry floaters. Knowledge of basic computer operating systems.


Physical Demands

The work requires considerable strenuous physical activity such as frequent climbing of tall ladders, lifting heavy objects (70+ pounds) and the use of transportation equipment.


Work Environment

The work environment involves risks with frequent exposure to potentially dangerous situations which require a range of precautions or significant opportunity for personal injury if an error or mishap occurs.