Seasonal Field Technician SGS Kerman

Location: 

Kerman, CA, US, 93630-9139

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are 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.

Summary

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. 
  • 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. 
  • Valid Drivers License is required.
     

Required Certifications

Other Information

Preferably enrolled in courses working towards PCA license or other agricultural program.
Valid Driver’s License.
Ability to operate 4-wheel drive and/or ATV vehicles off road or on farm roads. 

Job Requisition ID:  16817

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SGS Retail - Kerman

Country: United States

Wage range or rate of pay: $17.00 - $21.00/HR 

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance (where applicable)
  • Benefits details available at simplotbenefits.com


**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.**