Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1226

Viticulture Field Scout
Seasonal F/T
St. Helena
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. Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
$20.58 - $26.06 per hour
Flexible, preferably April 1st
Flexible, typically through September 1st
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking an Viticulture 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 students majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, Horticulture or Viticulture 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 the busy season

Key Personal Attributes Include:
-Proven leadership ability including the ability to build relationships with cross-functional team members including Product Specialists
-Excellent written 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 weekly.
-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 the appropriate Sales Representative
Kelsey Leslie

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