Applicator (Operations Support) (Wray, CO)


Wray, CO, US, 80758-9319

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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.
  • Have or able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsement to drive a ten wheeler and trailer with air brakes on the highway; generally referred to as a Class A; Endorsements of Tanker and HazMat will be required at this level.

Other Information

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

*This position is not eligible for relocation.


This job opportunity will be open a minimum of 7 calendar days past the original posting date (1/10/2024).


Job Requisition ID:  16500

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Global Grade 1

Location(s): SGS Retail - Wray

Country: United States
Wage range or rate of pay: $21-$23/hour Plus annual incentive plan eligibility

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.
Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid Family Building Leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off - Eligible employees may accrue up to 160 hours in year 1
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance
  • Benefits details available at

**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.*