Viticulture Field Scout (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )



  St. Helena, California

Position: Field Scout
Position Reports to: Branch Manager

General Purpose and Scope of Position:
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking and 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 seasonal position.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:
•  College student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture preferred
•  Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
•  Intermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite
•  Ability to safely operate a vehicle within state laws and company policies and guidelines
•  Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees
•  Ability to repetitively bend, kneel and walk long distances while working in a non-climate controlled environment and outside in inclement weather
•  Excellent math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts
•  Dependability/reliability. Occasionally may need to work Saturdays
•  Good interpersonal skills
•  Willingness and desire to work overtime hours during busy seasons

Key Personal Attributes Include:
•  Proven leadership ability including ability to build relationships with cross functional team members including Product Specialists
•  Excellent written and verbal and presentation communication skills
•  Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities
•  Skill in creative and critical thinking to achieve goals
•  Ability to remain detail oriented with a wide range of responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
•  Prepare traps for placement in the field
•  Install traps in fields. Inspect and monitor on a weekly basis.
•  Maintain data counts of the number of pests trapped
•  Use GPS technology to map fields
•  Comply with company safety standards
•  Take soil samples as needed or directed by sales
•  Scout crops for economic pests and report to appropriate Sales Representative

Compensation and Benefits:
•  Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
•  Comprehensive company benefits

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