- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- DRAYTON CA
POSTING DATES: At least five business days
SUPERVISOR: Nicole Penney
LOCATION: Drayton, ON
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Under the direction of the Branch Manager or Supervisor, the Crop Scout 1 is responsible for performing regular inspections of customer fields to monitor crop health and ongoing conditions. It may be used as a training position to allow incumbents the opportunity to learn about the operation. This position provides inspection reports and customer service in a timely and accurate manner to increase customer satisfaction and maintain the reputation and profitability of the organization. Unusual problems are referred to the Branch Manager or Supervisor.
SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Drives company vehicle to designation customer crop field locations
Inspects fields using Integration Pest Management (IPM) techniques and GPS technology to identify weeks, insects, diseases and other yield limiting threats in both horticulture and field crops.
Documents and/or photographs all findings, completes inspection reports, and provides reports to Agronomy Specialist and customers.
Discusses results with both the Agronomy Specialist and customer to answer additional questions and add value to the service.
Attends scheduled technical training sessions and meetings.
Assists with additional agricultural retail operational duties as time allows.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Follows GROWMARK Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures. Under the Occupational Health and Safety act (OHSA) employee must: use or wear any equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer; report any known workplace hazard to the employer or supervisor; report any known contravention of the Act or regulations to the employer or supervisor; not use or operate any equipment or work in a way that may endanger any worker.
Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaborative efforts.
Responsible for operating and maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy and maintains the appropriate professional image.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Normally requires an individual currently enrolled in an agriculture-related college or university program, who possesses a basic understanding of production agriculture. Must be 18 years of age and also possess a valid driver's license; a driving abstract that represents a history of safe operation, as well as the ability to maintain insurability.
Demonstrates safe driving techniques, with a bility to operate a motor vehicle safely and efficiently in adverse road, weather, and traffic conditions; demonstrated time management such as determining cost efficient routes.
Demonstrates basic math skills, such as the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure and understanding of basic computer skills as they relate to the position.
Proven ability to work independently, and in a team-oriented environment, and achieve results through others.
Demonstrated GROWMARK core competencies including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision-making, and skill development.
May be required to work extended hours, particularly during peak seasons and occasionally exposed or required to work in extreme conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.). Must be able to walk crop fields and conduct visual inspections of crops.
Must have or be able to obtain various licenses, permits and certificates, as required, eg: forklift certification, TDG as well as must have and maintain a valid class G or DZ driver's license (depending on work location), and a clean driving abstract.
Must be able to be trained in GROWMARK's Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures, including Accident Reporting, Emergency Response Plan, Fire Safety, General Safety Rules, Health & Safety Rights, Health & Safety Roles and Responsibilities, Safe Manual Lifting, Slips Trips and Falls, and WHMIS.
The incumbent works within established policies and work procedures. Mental and visual concentration required is normally moderate in intensity when following safety rules and safe operating procedures to insure proper techniques are performed in the manner as which is described and/or set by the Manager. Unusual problems are referred to the Branch Manager or Supervisor.
The incumbent may encounter low to moderate mental stress increases during peak season.
There are frequent physical demands to accomplish tasks that may be occasionally uncomfortable, such as standing or sitting for long periods of time, repetitive turning, pulling, reaching, and climbing on and off equipment and bins, crawling, bending, stooping such as when inspecting the underside of the equipment, checking tires, or (un)loading product.
Operators are often expected to load and unload freight that may occasionally require considerable physical effort; this may include manual lifting, loading and putting away bags of seed, fertilizer, and/or jugs of chemicals weighing up to 50 lbs, and on occasion up to 100 lbs may be required. Occasional climbing of stairways or ladders up to 170 feet may be required to check inventories and/or perform maintenance and repairs of power blenders and grain bins.
Environmental working conditions both indoors and outdoors vary and employee may encounter vibration, noise, odors, and exposure to varied surfaces, lighting, as well as confined and congested areas. Typical conditions are such that minor risk of injury is possible to self or others, such as when lifting, loading and unloading freight; hand injuries are common such as incurring cuts, scrapes from sharp edges and pinch points; Gloves worn throughout most of the day may cause skin irritations.
This position is frequently exposed to dust, fumes and smells from gasoline, propane, diesel, fuel, and lubricants, and is moderately exposed to agricultural chemicals and fertilizers which may lead to headaches, and skin irritation.
Operator can encounter all kinds of road, weather and traffic conditions.
CSA approved safety boots are mandatory safety attire which may make the wearer warmer than is comfortable at times. Other personal protective equipment maybe required to be worn such as hard hats, coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust masks, respiratory equipment and fall arrest equipment.
- customer service