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Field Representative (Pasco, WA)

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.

Summary

Operates as a liaison between the company and the growing community to produce the highest quality of raw product to support production goals. Meets goals through continuous monitoring of crops in the field, assessing and recommending water and insect controls, forecasting crop quality during the growing season, at times negotiating contracts with growers on open purchases. Interacts with industry and university researchers to evaluate continuous improvement in crop production. Coordinates planting, harvesting, sampling, and transportation schedules with interaction between field personnel and grower. Works very independently at the highest level. Assigned acres can vary from small to large.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records as directed by current year contract (pesticide records, field exhibits, etc. Makes sure the record information in maintained electronically.
  • Develops forecast using historical crop data
  • Coordinates planting schedule based on area, harvest yield history, and variety
  • Consults with growers on irrigation, nutritional and disease control programs for optimal crop health
  • Evaluates crop samples and adjusts schedules as needed. 
  • Develop effective working relationships with assigned growers, industry partners, university personnel
  • Works with Harvest crew to schedule harvest timeline and locate fields
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Two plus years related experience and/or training
  • High degree of technical and practical knowledge of plant biological functions preferred
  • Strong agricultural knowledge in planting, harvesting, and equipment.
  • Good knowledge of computer systems
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational, relationship building skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze multiple factors affecting plant growth and apply the data in practical situations
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule / on call during busy seasons

Job Requisition ID: 2337

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Plant - Pasco 

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.**

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