Overview

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This entry-level position is responsible for agronomics and quality control of our crop production. This individual will assist in crop scouting, field inspections and making recommendations for agronomic issues discovered. Non-growing season responsibilities of this position will vary based on company needs and individuals’ skill set.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Agronomics

– Scout corn, soybean, and wheat production acres for weeds, insects, diseases, nutrient deficiencies and other agronomic conditions affecting the crop

– Assist Production Location Agronomist by creating solutions for agronomic issues discovered

  • Quality Control

– Inspect seed corn fields during flowering

– Evaluate seed corn fields for potential yield

  • Perform other related duties as may be required by the Production Manager or Production Location Agronomist
  • May assist Corn Seedstock Manager with delivery and organization of seedstock.
  • May assist in warehouse, shipping, and processing departments
  • May be required to operate farm equipment
  • May assist with fall seed harvest and husk and sort operations

JOB REQUIREMENTS

1. Education and training:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomics or related agricultural field
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy

2. Technical knowledge:

  • Basic computer and current software skills (Microsoft Excel)
  • Personal time management skills
  • CDL or equivalent preferred

3. Travel and hours work:

  • Overnight travel may be required based on project needs at Beck’s regional locations and may vary in duration of time

4. Physical demands:

  • May be required to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted
  • May be required to pass respiratory medical clearance evaluation
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required

5. Experience:

  • Previous experience in the agronomics industry

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER, MID TO SENIOR LEVEL