Position: Field Scout Position Reports to: Branch Manager
General Purpose and Scope of Position: Wilbur-Ellis is seeking and Agriculture Field Scout to be responsible for pest trap placement and monitoring/recording pest activity of various crops and pests. The Field Scout works closely with the field sales and the operations support team. This is a seasonal position.
Key Skills and Abilities Include: • College student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture preferred • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred) • Intermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite • Ability to safely operate a vehicle within state laws and company policies and guidelines • Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees • Ability to repetitively bend, kneel and walk long distances while working in a non-climate controlled environment and outside in inclement weather • Excellent math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts • Dependability/reliability. Occasionally may need to work Saturdays • Good interpersonal skills • Willingness and desire to work overtime hours during busy seasons
Key Personal Attributes Include: • Proven leadership ability including ability to build relationships with cross functional team members including Product Specialists • Excellent written and verbal and presentation communication skills • Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities • Skill in creative and critical thinking to achieve goals • Ability to remain detail oriented with a wide range of responsibilities
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include: • Prepare traps for placement in the field • Install traps in fields. Inspect and monitor on a weekly basis. • Maintain data counts of the number of pests trapped • Use GPS technology to map fields • Comply with company safety standards • Take soil samples as needed or directed by sales • Scout crops for economic pests and report to appropriate Sales Representative
Compensation and Benefits: • Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors) • Comprehensive company benefits
Wilbur-Ellis is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. Applying our knowledge and expertise, we have grown into a $3 billion business by focusing on the essentials people need to thrive.
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