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3 Jul 2017

West Coast SERVICE TECHNICIAN – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31758

SUMMARY:  Assists field persons and growers to determine field application methods for fertilizer and pesticides.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Builds and installs equipment necessary for grower to make field applications.

Calibrates and maintains equipment for accurate application rates.

Coordinates product deliveries based on rate acres and equipment to ensure adequate supply of product.

Ensures that application method, equipment, and rate are within label recommendation and crop parameters.

Performs necessary maintenance and repair on service equipment.

Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

Reliable and regular attendance is expected.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent and four to five years farming and/or application experience.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Understanding of farming cultural practices.

Understanding of farm equipment.

CDL class.

Welding skills.

Mechanical skills.

Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

Pesticide safety training.

Basic knowledge of pesticides and fertilizers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of  those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear and climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Please contact Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Engineering, Maintenance. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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