Field Scout (Waco, College Station, Austin, Dallas)


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Job Title: Field Scout (Waco, College Station, Austin, Dallas)
Location: Waco, Dallas, Austin, TX, Southwest United States, USA
Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Crop Scout
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:

 

Description

 

Are you a college student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science or Horticulture? Do you possess excellent math skills? Do you have the ability to work overtime when necessary? If you said yes to these questions, and you have good interpersonal skills, we'd like to hear from you! 

For over a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us! 

 

General Purpose and Scope of Position

Wilbur-Ellis is seeking an Agriculture 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 student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture
  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
  • Intermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite
  • Ability to safely operate a company 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 busy seasons 

 

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 on a weekly basis.
  • 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 appropriate Sales Representative 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  •  Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); Pension Plan, 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

 

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

 

COMPANY CULTURE

Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

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.

 

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other. 

 

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

 

Job Code: FIELD009368

 

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Job Post Date: 12/05/22
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