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Pest Control Adviser Trainee

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Job Title: Pest Control Adviser Trainee
Location: Porterville, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Custom Applicator/Pest Control
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Pest Control Adviser Trainee, Porterville, CA, USA
Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!
Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.
While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.
In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.
Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.
Job Description:
Reporting to the Sales Manager, the candidate will work with the Sales Team. Duties will include the following:
    Scout fields - record weed, insect, disease and other observationsLearn agronomy and sales skills Perform petiole, tissue, soil and water samplingInspect crops for nutritional deficienciesComplete crop inspection reports for crop consultantLearn computer recommendation and billing programs
The trainee plays an important role in field scouting services offered to help make timely informed and economical field crop decisions.  If the facility manager feels the trainee has the required skill set, the candidate will transition to a consulting position.
Job Qualifications:
  • Ag Based Degree
  • PCA License or ability to obtain PCA License within 6 months of hire
  • Preference given to individuals with agriculture background/work experience
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time under all weather conditions
  • Above average organizational skills, ability to understand new concepts and learn quickly, complete work targets with little or no supervision in a timely manner, self-motivated
  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol screening
You will report to one supervisor who is responsible for your schedule, safety procedure training and agronomy training including weed, insect and disease identification, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other diagnostic issues that may occur in fields.  You will have daily contact with your supervisor along with location representatives and other employees as required.  You will be supplied with equipment to do your job.
Career Opportunities:
This role allows you to develop diagnostic agronomy skills and inter-personal skills while providing insight into the sales, operational and administrative functions of the company. 
Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.
If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solution policies.
While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran
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Job Post Date: 02/08/19
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