Pest Scout

  • Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

Job Description

Overview:

Scouts field searching for signs of pest problems including but not limited to insects, diseases, weeds, and nematodes.

Here's what you'll do: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Walks fields checking for insects, diseases, weeds, and other issues.
  • Places and picks up insect traps.
  • Release biological control organisms where warranted.
  • Collects soil and tissue samples for lab analysis. 
  • Other technical tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Completes daily scout reports on assigned fields.
  • Must understand and follow Supervisor's directions and meet standards set for each of the jobs that may be assigned.
  • Performs all tasks in a safe manner. Required to wear all safety gear assigned and asks for instructions when unfamiliar or lacking knowledge of proper safety procedures.

Qualifications

Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
  • Valid California Drivers License.
  • Excellent planning and scheduling abilities.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Citrus experience preferred.
  • Must have some skills in technology to use scouting app.

Additional Information

Here’s what we’ll bring to the table:

  • Wonderful Giving – a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees’ hearts
  • Employee college tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral program 
  • Full benefits package – Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

 

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