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Brenneman Pork

Custom Applicator/Machine Operator

Maintenance – WASHINGTON, Iowa
Department Maintenance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Title:  Custom Applicator

Department/Location of Position:  Maintenance/ Washington, IA

Position Reports To:  Head of Maintenance

Minimum Starting Salary:  Dependent upon experience of candidate

Primary Job Responsibilities: Efficiently and accurately apply fertilizer, pesticides and fungicides, and  operate farm equipment and machinery. 

  • Safe operation of liquid floatation and post spray application equipment including controller setup and proper speed, nozzle size, and pressure required to apply the desired rate 
  • Safe operation of dry fertilizer application equipment including controller setup to apply the desired rate
  • Calculate rates per acre to determine number of loads and amounts required per load
  • Follow proper loading and mixing procedures
  • Learn file maintenance including loading, selecting, removing and saving electronic files
  • Follow proper maintenance procedures and schedules for application equipment
  • Follow all company polices and perform all assigned tasks in an efficient and safe manner
  • Keep all equipment and work areas neat and clean
  • Always represent and promote the company in a positive light
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor
  • Ability to operate other farm equipment


  • Valid driver's license (Class A CDL desired)
  • Custom Applicator License, or willing to obtain license within 90 days
  • Custom Applicator experience preferred
  • Good math skills
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Willingness to observe all safety precautions for protections against accidents
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction
  • Self motivated and able to perform job duties without close supervision
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work extended hours to meet business demands

Physical Requirements:

  • Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
  • Ability to lift, move or carry up to 75 pounds with reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, push, pull, bend, stoop, kneel, and squat for extended period of time on varied surfaces and capable of being on their feet for up to 10 hours a day
  • Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, balance, and climb over gates up to 48 inches in height
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel objects, tools, controls

Brenneman Pork is an EEO/AA employer

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