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  • Northwest Division Agronomist-Pasco, WA

    Job Locations US-WA-Pasco
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 11:41 AM)
    System ID
    2018-8156
    Job Category
    Research & Development
    Number of Positions (Vacancies)
    1
  • Job Description

    Northwest Division Agronomist-Pasco, WA

    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.

     

    Job Description:

    The Northwest Division Agronomist is the liaison between agronomic concerns and Crop Consultants. This position is responsible for servicing the North/South areas of the Northwest Division. The agronomist provides assistance to the Crop Consultant's within the division identifying field pests, providing nutrient recommendations, and concerns present in the industry. The agronomist must have strong communication skills to speak in relatable terms to Crop Consultant's and customers alike. The Agronomist works closely to the Area Manager's and Divisional Manager to identify products, or personnel which require focus, and maintains industry and supplier relationships to be at the forefront of products and technologies. The Agronomist also conducts field demos, hosts a yearly Agronomy meeting, and is available for Crop Consultant support at all times. The position could be operated out of either Reardan, WA or the Tri Cities area. 

    Job Duties:

    • Provides sales rep. agronomic training
    • Initiates demos that will support marketing efforts
    • Interprets soil, tissue, and water analysis
    • Researches and responds to technical inquiries
    • Develops proprietary fertilizer formulations
    • Publishes and distributes periodic summaries of agronomic observations and research
    • Product development trials – conducting replicated and strip trials to support division sales
      • Products include: Proprietary products for wheat/corn/alfalfa/canola varieties
      •  Crop protection products
    • Candidate must be willing to physically assist in implementing, maintaining, and harvesting and evaluating research/demonstration trials.
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
    • Knowledge of research protocol
    • Serve as a technical sales resource for Crop Consultants on grower calls
    • Identify specific nutritional needs and opportunities coming from the field
    • Other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements:

    • Demonstrated supervisory experience in vocational agricultural or a combination of education and work experience
    • Agricultural based degree desired
    • CCA license or ability to test on obtain CCA
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Valid driver's license is required
    • Overnight travel and long seasonal hours are a necessity.  Candidate must be willing to travel 45-60 nights a year. 

    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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