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Pest Control Adviser - Trainee Job

DATE POSTED: Dec 07,2016

LOCATION: Vernalis, CA

CATEGORY : Crop Management

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2016-4803

FULL JOB TITLE: Pest Control Adviser Trainee-Vernalis, CA

Job Description

Crop Production Services in Vernalis, CA has an opening for a PCA trainee. Reporting to the facility manager, the successful candidate will work under an established PCA, inspecting farmers’ fields and records weed, insect, disease and other observations. learning agronomy, and sales skills. The trainee plays an important role in field scouting services offered to help make timely informed and economical field crop decisions. There may also be an opportunity to provide location support and special events support during the growing season. The PCA Trainee will transition to a PCA role once the facility manager feels the trainee has skill set.

Job Qualifications

  • Ag Based Degree, ability to test and obtain PCA license within 8 months of date of hire
  • Preference given to individuals with experience with vines and/or field scouting 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

Training

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 you insight into the sales, operational and administrative functions of the company. The PCA Trainee role is an excellent entry level role and opens the door to future opportunities as a PCA, or other opportunities with Crop Production Services locally and world-wide.

*EOE plus AA employer


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