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GROWMARK, Inc. Turf Specialist - Wabash Valley Service Company - Olney, IL in Olney, Illinois

COMPANY: Wabash Valley Service Company

HIRING MANAGER: Christopher Fritschle



This position will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of different Turf equipment including but not limited to: Sprayers, Mowers, Forklifts, etc. Prior experience operating equipment is required. Must have Illinois Pesticide Applicator License and be able to obtain a CDL. Applicant needs to have attention to detail and be able to interact well with customers


  • Maintain a current Illinois Applicators License with a Turf and Ornamental Endorsement.

  • Custom apply turf fertilizer and chemical accurately and efficiently.

  • Identify target market accounts, key accounts, and key prospects in the assigned territory.

  • Develop a strategy for fulfilling each target market accounts wants and needs with turf products.

  • Assist in the training of location personnel to enable them to meet the needs of the customer.

  • Subscribe to and support the company credit policy.

  • Complete necessary paperwork after each turf job for billing and record purposes.

  • Assist other plants when necessary at the direction of the location manager.

  • Maintain equipment, which reflects a good company image and minimizes downtime.

  • Maintain good communication with location manager with regards to daily activities and any necessary maintenance.

  • Complete necessary maintenance paperwork on all equipment

  • Maintain a valid CDL in order to deliver plant food and chemicals for Turf application and direct patron deliveries.

  • Maintain a current DOT physical.

  • Maintain daily DOT daily inspection reports.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 5 years or more of related work experience

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

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Requires an acceptable class A CDL with Hazmat and tanker endorsements

Frequently exposed or required to:

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

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and with appropriate safety measures

  • Lift 51-70 pounds

  • Required to push heavy objects

Ability to work extended hours

Ability to travel independently and overnight