Agronomy Technician in Bliss NY

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CSS Farms
Title: 
Agronomy Technician
Date: 
06/07/2022
Job ID: 
AGRON001353
Location: 
Bliss NY
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Agronomist, Farm Service Rep, Production Worker
CSS Farms is a multi-state agricultural business with a mission of Growing Great Together. We achieve this by leading the way in stewardship and solutions for every field, every load, every day.

At CSS Farms we take great pride in doing the job right and believe our best work is achieved when we work together. Farming is our way of life, we have a deep passion for the land, our families, and our communities. We have a legacy rooted in solving hard problems and tackling new business ventures.

Summary

The Agronomy Technician directly contributes to the success of CSS Farms by carrying out agronomic processes related to potato production that will be used to make informed decisions on the farm.

Responsibilities

In this role you will:
  • Support the Agronomist in commercial crop production through regular scouting and hands-on field work.
  • Inspect, monitor, and report on insect and disease.
  • Assess plant growth and collect and report in season data.
  • Soil and plant tissue sampling.
  • Contribute to quality control of farm operations such as seed handling and cutting, planter spacing accuracy, and test digs.
  • Perform lab duties that support storage management and decision making such as performing quality and bruise free assessments.
  • Support research and development efforts.
  • Take on other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.


Physical Demands

This position works closely with the land and spends a large amount of time in the field. This includes:
  • Extensive walking and working outdoors, in the elements.
  • Repetitive bending, kneeling, and digging.
  • Driving between farm sites to move samples and other supplies.
  • Regularly lifting objects (such as potato samples) of up to 50 lbs.


Expected Hours of Work
  • Typical, daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays.
  • Harvest and planting seasons are busy and may require longer hours and some weekends.


Required Qualifications
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one and pass vehicle insurance verification.


Desired Qualifications
  • Relevant coursework in agriculture.
  • A basic level of proficiency with technology, such as basic computer skills and use of scouting applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and appreciation for the value of accurate sampling and reporting.
  • Basic math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations is a plus.


Work Authorization
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


Benefits
  • Market competitive salary.
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision coverage as outline in the company benefits overview.
  • Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • 401(k) plan options.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life insurance.
  • A paid time off package.


AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms is an EOE.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
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