Chemical Trainee

As a Chemical Trainee, you shadow an IVI Chemical Lead, and train for your chemical operator’s license. You would assist a Chemical Lead, gaining on-the-job training. As a Chemical Trainee, you have the opportunity to gain your chemical operator’s license, and many advance to a Chemical Lead. When the demand for chemical application services subsides through the course of the year, your type of work then shifts to shop work. We offer on-the-job training to help expand your skills. Our team members enjoy the variety in their work, and the expansion of skills that comes with being a part of our team.

Because of the many recreational opportunities that are easily available in the areas of IVI locations, many of our employees take advantage of shortened work weeks that follow busier ones, particularly following post-harvest chemical treatments. Busy fall seasons are followed by shorter days in the shop. Our team members can then be found taking advantage of the time for enjoying hunting season or the ski slopes.

Join IVI as a chemical trainee for a career advancement opportunity, skills training and excellent company culture.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining an adequate chemical inventory on the truck
  • Assist in maintaining a weekly inventory of chemical supplies in branch to track through the season
  • Maintain treatment reports and residue sampling information
  • Maintain schedules for inhibiting treatments
  • Assist in maintaining inhibiting equipment including vehicles, machines, controllers, trailers, and other related equipment
  • Ensure EPA standards and regulations are met
  • Maintain OSHA safety standards


  • Current CDL license (or ability to pass the licensing test) and state driver’s license
  • Recordkeeping experience
  • Ability to drive hyster/fork lift
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Clean/approved driving record
  • 10 key calculators
  • Data processing experience
  • Public relation skills
  • Math skills

Working Conditions

Ability to perform essential duties efficiently and accurately with or without reasonable accommodations.

Working conditions include inclement weather, excessive noise, moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, gases, chemical odors.

Physical Requirements

Ability to endure strenuous activity for long periods of time. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (100 lbs. frequently), manual dexterity for assembly and repetitive motion (screwdrivers and other hand tools).

Ability to work twelve (12)–hour days for 12-16 weeks of the year.

Ability to talk and hear on the phone. Ability to see, read and understand documents. Sitting or driving for long periods of time. Lifting office supplies, seeing, reading and understanding documents.