Field Technician - Independence, OR


Independence, OR, US, 97351-2411

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.


This role will partner with experienced Salespeople/Crop Advisors to support the sales effort and service activities and learn the Salesperson/Crop Advisor function. The trainee will participate in a personalized training program to develop competencies in selling appropriate product and supplies to industry customers, and to learn support operations through functions such as blending, delivery, equipment setup, and maintenance. Incumbents must complete the Sales Trainee program within a maximum of two full seasons. To be successfully promoted to a Salesperson/Crop Advisor (or other permanent position), the trainee must: - Successfully complete all aspects of the personalized training program - obtain, or be able to obtain within one year of Sales Trainee program completion, CCA/PCA certification (or relevant certification within trainee s chosen business path) - obtain all state required licensing upon completion of the Sales Trainee program - receive a PDP rating of 1, 2, or 3 during each rating period, with progress check meetings at least once quarterly - have at least one new customer obtained by him/herself to start a book of business - be open to relocation within an Area and/or within the company Placement in a permanent position, and the timing of such placement, is at management discretion.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participating in and making sales calls to new and existing customers
  • As appropriate for the business: blending, delivery, delivery/transport and setup of equipment, equipment maintenance, inventory management, sales planning, customer data management, etc
  • As appropriate for the business: Soil sampling, plant sampling, product testing, product applications, and field scouting in production agriculture areas. Assisting experienced salespeople/crop advisors with crop care/turf care activities to also include computer input of application tracking, scouting reports, and other spreadsheets as needed
  • Participation in educational opportunities as identified and assigned by management
  • Walk Fields of customers often in order to monitor crop health and identify issues to make recommendations of herbicide, pesticide or mechanical control methods

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Combination of education and/or experience will be considered.

Relevant Experience

  • Some knowledge of agriculture and/or horticulture
  • Experience or college courses in Marketing/selling preferred
  • A farm background (or some experience on a farm) and/or in the landscape/golf industry preferred
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive and/or ATV vehicles off road or on farm roads
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and proven ability to work with others to accomplish objectives
  • Basic computer knowledge and proficiency in MS Office programs

Required Certifications

Valid Driver's License required

Other Information

  • Relocation not available for this position
  • 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.


Job Requisition ID: 15458

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SGS Retail - Independence OR 

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. **