Nutrien LTD

  • Coastal Division Internship-Santa Maria, CA

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Maria
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 3:00 PM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Students & New Grads
    Number of Positions (Vacancies)
  • Job Description

    Division Internship-Santa Maria, CA

    Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.


    Position Summary:

    The purpose of this position is to give entry level exposure to college students or recent graduates to learn the opportunities and operations of Nutrien Ag Solutions. The intern will spend 50% of their time at branches within the division, learning the operations and culture of the branch while the other 50 % will be spent on trial work. A large portion of the intern’s time will be spent promoting Nutrien. The intern will complete a project during the intern period.


    Key Responsibilities:

    •  Weekly projects and assignments based on Nutrien needs which could include:
      • Shadowing established PCAs/Crop Consultants
      • Assisting Field Checkers
      • Assisting Delivery Drivers/ Warehouse staff
      • Learning Fertilizer operations
      • Increasing product awareness by counting inventory with warehouseman
      • Assisting the Customer Service Representatives/Admin Assistants
      • Marketing by key placement of field signs and involvement at local field days
      • Attend company field days
      • Conducting farm trails
      • Working with echelon and NS Tracker            
    • Conduct regular scheduled evaluations of seed and proprietary product trials.
    • Provide assistance to PCAs/Crop Consultants and operational staff at branch locations.
    • Assist with Loveland and Proprietary product trails.
    • Maintain and observe safe working conditions at branch locations and report any unsafe working conditions to facility manager.


    1. Obtain experience with the retail operations at Nutrien, project presentation skills, and working in a team environment.
    2. Gain experience with regional crops, IPM, pest management, plant nutrition, seed traits and crop technologies.
    3. Develop customer relationship skills by working with and observing interactions between PCAs and growers.
    4. Positive summer experience to enhance future skills as a PCA

    Other Information:

    Wage: Hourly wage will be determined by division and may be subject to experience.

    Student Benefits: Nutrien will issue a company vehicle to drive during assigned work hours.  The vehicle will be available from the time the intern arrives at their assigned branch and the vehicle must be returned to the assigned branch location at the end of each work day.

    Intern Requirements: Interns will be responsible for proper work attire and must live within a daily driving distance to the Divisional office (housing assistance is not provided). The intern will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen test and must have a clean driving record.


    Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.


    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solution policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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