Seasonal Field Technician (Cozad, NE)


Cozad, NE, US, 69130-1013

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.


A seasonal field technician inspects farmers’ fields and records and reports weed, insect, disease and other observations of crop health. This is an important role to help farmers make timely, informed and economical decisions to maintain their crops.

Key Responsibilities

  • Walk Fields of customers often in order to monitor crop health and identify issues to make recommendations of herbicide, pesticide or mechanical control methods.
  • Perform yield estimates throughout the growing season to provide customer with projections.
  • Establish routes schedules and other organizational tools
  • Use knowledge of growth stages in crops in order to predict potential problems during that stage of the growing season
  • Identify and diagnose types of infestation or disease.
  • Remain up to date on latest chemistry and technology for enhanced crop protection (such as drones or apps).
  • Report to crop advisor status of fields and make recommendations.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • Some knowledge of agriculture and/or horticulture.
  • A farm background (or some experience on a farm) and/or in the landscape/golf industry preferred.
  • Skills: Ability to operate 4-wheel drive and/or ATV vehicles off road or on farm roads.
  • Basic computer knowledge and proficiency in MS Office programs.
  • Preferably enrolled in courses working towards PCA license or other agricultural program

Required Certifications

Valid Driver's License

*This position is not eligible for relocation. 


Job Requisition ID: 17195

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Hourly 

Location(s): SGS Retail - Cozad 

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. **