Pest Control Advisor

15 Jan 2022
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Job Summary

We are seeking a Pest Control Advisor for a vertically integrated grower, packer and shipper of frits and vegetables. As an integrated farm operations member, you will also focus on crop production operation and coordinate pest control activities to optimize land utilization, labor and equipment to produce high quality crops in an efficient and effective manner.

Responsible for:

  • Control of insect and disease pests at each ranch by walking fields daily.
  • Soil fertility and plant fertility program at all ranches.
  • Responsible for all test plots as assigned at different ranches.
  • Providing safety training and PPE’s for employees doing spraying.
  • Controlling vertebrate pest control: gophers, squirrels, and birds.
  • Assisting and advising maintenance mechanics on sprayer equipment maintenance, cleaning and repair.
  • Supervising spraying crew
  • Making sure spraying, chemical distributions are done in a safe manner at all times.
  • Making sure buffer zones are honored at all times for safety.
  • Providing pesticide safety training as needed.
  • Chemical inventory and purchasing, Tank mixes, Pesticide documentation, Employee supervision
  • Use reporting and record keeping for applications.
  • Responsible for sprayer changes as needed if equipment is down.
  • Responds to emergency calls as needed in the evening.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience as Pest Control Advisor organic/conventional cool season vegetables
  • Adequate experience in farm management
  • Pest Control Advisor license
  • BS in plant science
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work full agricultural schedule
  • Proficient computer skills

This is a full time position. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with the opportunity for personal growth within a learning environment. Salary commensurate is based on experience. This position also includes a company truck.

  • ID: #30519120
  • State: California Modesto 95351 Modesto USA
  • City: Modesto
  • Salary: TBD
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Showed: 2022-01-15
  • Deadline: 2022-03-08
  • Category: Et cetera
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