Operations Support Applicator (Franklin, KY)


Franklin, KY, US, 42134-9603

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Under general direction, this role performs a variety of job responsibilities which may include operation of a newer model application equipment, delivery of fertilizer and chemical products to customers, equipment and plant maintenance and fertilizer blending. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Product application, calibrating application equipment, application equipment maintenance, and cleaning and storing application equipment
  • Loading and delivering fertilizer and chemicals to customers
  • General plant equipment maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities
  • Receiving and unloading product deliveries and warehouse/inventory responsibilities
  • Misc. duties such as special projects, attending provided trainings, providing back-up when/where needed


Disclaimer ‑ The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • Two plus years related experience and/or training.
  • Knowledge of the local geography/roads/farms and ability to develop trust with management that moderate to heavy traffic can be negotiated effectively.
  • Ability to assist in equipment rebuilds 
  • Ability to calibrate a variety of application equipment 
  • Ability to maintain maintenance records for equipment 
  • Ability to set up and calibrate injection equipment is a plus
  • Basic knowledge in the areas of mechanical, electrical welding and metal fabrication are a plus

Required Certifications

  • Have or able to obtain a Pesticide Applicator License.
  • Valid Driver's License

Other Information

Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

*This position is not eligible for relocation.


Job Requisition ID: 17233

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Global Grade 1 

Location(s): SGS Retail - Franklin KY 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **