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Wilbur-Ellis Company Field Scout, Seasonal Sparta, MI in Sparta, Michigan

font class="bold"Description/fontdivemAre 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, weand#8217;d like to hear from you!/ememand#160;/ememFor nearly 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!/ememand#160;/emspanGeneral Purpose and Scope of Position:and#160;/spanWilbur-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 full-time, seasonal position.and#160;spanKey Skills and Abilities Include:/spanulliCollege student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture/liliKnowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)/liliIntermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite/liliAbility to safely operate a company vehicle within state laws and company policies and guidelines/liliRequires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees/liliAbility to repetitively bend, kneel and walk long distances while working in a non-climate controlled environment and outside in inclement weatherand#160;/li/ulspanKey Personal Attributes Include: /spanulliExcellent math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts/liliDependability/reliability. Occasionally may need to work Saturdays./liliGood interpersonal skills/liliWillingness and desire to work overtime hours during busy seasonsand#160;/li/ulspanSpecific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include: /spanulliPrepare traps for placement in the field/liliInstall traps in fields. Inspect and monitor on a weekly basis./liliMaintain data counts of the number of pests trapped/liliUse GPS technology to map fields/liliComply with company safety standards/liliTake soil samples as needed or directed by sales/liliScout crops for economic pests and report to appropriate Sales Representativeand#160;/li/ulspanCompensation and Benefits:/spanulliCompetitive hourly wage commensurate with experience and other factors/liliComprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings/li/ulemIf you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!/emand#160;COMPANY CULTURE emWilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer/emWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacifi