Agronomy Applicator/Maintenance


FLSA Status: Full Time/ Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Reports to: Location Manager

Summary: Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program of the local branch by precisely blending and custom-applying fertilizers and crop protection products based on knowledge, maps, recommendations, and label directions. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Implements, promotes, and supports the agronomy program
  • Precisely blends and custom applies fertilizers and agricultural chemicals based on recommendations and label directions
  • Performs jobs safely and in compliance with environmental regulations
  • Maintains facility and equipment so that they have a good appearance and are always in working order
  • Performs mechanic work on selected vehicles
  • Completes applicator logs and reports
  • Ability to work with NH3, filling tanks and repairs on tanks or tool bars
  • Keeps the Branch Manager informed of product inventory levels that could restrict application or delivery schedules
  • Keeps facility, equipment, application, and inspection records as required
  • Loads and unloads inbound and outbound inventory
  • Be able to scout fields and pull soil samples when necessary
  • Willingness to work holidays and/or overtime hours if/when the season demands

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The candidate will have an exceptional work ethic, a positive attitude, professionalism and be self-motivated. The candidate will be highly responsible, flexible, and dedicated to deliver results in seasons of highest demand. The candidate must work well within a team and communicate clearly. The candidate must adhere to the core values of Ceres Solutions Cooperative. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid CDL (class A or B) with required endorsements. Possession of license or immediate ability to obtain. An applicator’s license (Cat 1A & 14) that meets the minimum compliance requirements of the regulatory state in which the applicator operates.

Other Skills and Abilities

The ability to utilize and operate variable rate technology, GPS guidance systems and be familiar with Ipads.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Ceres Solutions Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective candidates receive consideration without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, non-job-related disability, veteran status, other protected group status, or any condition prescribed by state or local law. The company provides Job Descriptions for positions to aid in orienting candidates to potential opportunities. The description identifies basic requirements, criteria, and expectations. It also provides a basis for making reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Job descriptions are periodically revised and are not to be considered all-inclusive. This description does not cover every task or duty that might be assigned, and additional responsibilities will be added at the discretion of the Supervisor as necessary. Thank you for your interest in Ceres Solutions.