Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week
For the week of 11-20-17
AgHires works hard to be the number one resource for top jobs in agriculture. The agriculture industry provides a variety of job opportunities that range far and wide. Take a moment to search through the thousands of current job openings on AgHires.com, and check out the five we have highlighted below.
A little about the business: Walters Gardens has been North America’s leading wholesale grower of perennials since 1946. Walters Gardens, Inc. has built its reputation on offering the highest quality perennial liners available today. Our bare root divisions are some of the largest you’ll find in the industry and our earth friendly Elle Plugs finish easily for quick turnaround. Over 100 new varieties of perennials developed by our own team of hybridizers at Walters Gardens, Inc. and breeding programs worldwide are added to our catalog each year. Walters Gardens, Inc. is often the first company to offer new varieties from prestigious hybridizers and we’ve become known for our own top-quality perennial genetics. You’ll find only the best at Walters Gardens, Inc.
What you would be doing: Crop management. Plan which cash crops will be planted on which fields annually and on a 3 – 4-year rotation. Assist in the development of the master plan for the annual and 3 – 4-year rotation of all the WG owned and leased farms. Plan and implement the annual, weekly, daily schedule for weeding, cultivating and irrigation. Oversee the fertility program and IPM for our fields and more.
Qualifications: Applicable bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years related agriculture experience. Private pesticide applicator license. Strong communication skills. Positive initiative and self-motivation. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects independently.
A little about the business: Pacific Southwest Irrigation, headquartered in Stockton, CA, provides state-of-the-art agricultural irrigation system consultation, design, construction, and installation, as well as equipment sales, parts, and rentals. Our customers include row crop, tree, and vine, nursery and forage operations. From drip irrigation, surface irrigation, microsystems, pumping stations to linears and more, we provide our customers a solution that fits their needs. Our highly skilled team’s passion for agriculture ensures the delivery of first-class customer service using the highest quality products for our customers.
What you would be doing: In this role, you will be the go-to resource for our customers and work towards increasing our customer base in the territory. You will work directly with our farm customers to understand their operation, crops and water needs to recommend the right solution and system for their specific operation. If you enjoy a multi-dimensional role that combines both sales and project management, this role is for you. You will navigate each project by partnering with our internal irrigation design engineer and installation managers.
Qualifications: You have prior sales experience or an interest in sales and have a passion for agriculture. You thrive on building and maintaining relationships and are motivated by customer satisfaction. You are comfortable traveling throughout the territory (mostly day travel).
A little about the business: Cascade Specialties, Inc. is the Premier Manufacturer & Supplier of naturally grown, extra-low bacteria conventional & organic dehydrated onion products worldwide. Since our founding in 1993 we have been committed to producing quality dehydrated onions. Now under Jain Farm Fresh Foods Limited ownership, we continue to produce the same high-quality products from seed to harvest.
What you would be doing: Onion breeding, development of new varieties and seed multiplication. Seed handling, seed processing and storage. Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics. Soil moisture status monitoring. Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations. Soil sampling, crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations. Precision Ag services (including GIS/GPS information). Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping. Crop budgeting & planning. Research and develop new farming techniques to increase yields and quality at reduced cost. Research and develop new seed sources and growing techniques such as hydroponic, aeroponics, soilless cultivation.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree and/or Doctorate in Agriculture with emphasis in plant breeding and genetics. Five plus years of experience in crop improvement/breeding, agronomy, crop, soil and weed management. Demonstrated experience in production agriculture business, budgets, and planning. Experience in onion seed breeding preferred.
A little about the business: CDI Corporation (CDI) is a $1 billion privately held company founded in 1950. We deliver engineering services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. CDI Marine Company is a division of CDI Government Services and a leader in providing our clients with high quality, cost effective engineering, design and logistics services in the marine industry.
What you would be doing: The Site Foreman supports U.S. Navy modernization efforts on HM&E systems utilizing the Alteration Installation Team (AIT) process. Installation platforms include but are not limited to: U.S. Navy Surface Ships, Carriers, Submarines, and Service Craft; Foreign Military Sales (FMS) platforms; Army watercraft; Military Sealift Command (MSC); land-based test sites; and other DOD platforms.
Qualifications: Graduate of high school, trade, or industrial school. 5 years of experience with operation, installation, repair, modification and maintenance of Naval HM&E or Electronic systems and equipment. 3 years of experience in the supervision of technical support for Alteration/SC installation, maintenance and repair of HM&E ship systems.
A little about the business: Iowa Select Farms is the largest pork producer in Iowa and the 8th largest in the U.S. Founded by and privately-owned by Iowa Falls natives Jeff and Deb Hansen, the company has 165,000 sows and annually produces nearly one billion pounds of pork. With nearly 700 swine farms across the state, Iowa Select Farms is one of the leading economic engines to Iowa’s rural communities through employing more than 1,000 people, contracting with more than 345 farmers and supporting hundreds of local businesses throughout the state.
What you would be doing: To work as a team member caring for and administering to sows and piglets to assure optimum productivity. This person will assist where needed working with animals and light facility repair and maintenance.
The opportunities within the agriculture industry are endless. Whether you are looking to start your journey or take the next step in your agriculture career, there is a place for you. Go to AgHires.com to search thousands of current job openings, ranging from agronomy jobs to marketing jobs to service technician jobs. New jobs are uploaded to our website daily.