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Agriculture Field Assistant

Company: Ocean Spray
Location: Aberdeen
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what's better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

If working collaboratively toward a common purpose while also being empowered to shape your career and experience matter to you, you'd be a great fit at Ocean Spray! Our different backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking inspire us to be exceptional. Be innovative. Be your authentic self. Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better lifefor all.

What you will be doing:

On a full-time basis this position will provide assistance to the Agricultural Scientist throughout the PY20 season. Processing research samples, entering data, assisting in trial set-up and assisting in data collection.

  • Assist with plant phenology sampling project (collecting and classifying shoots on a weekly basis)
  • Assist with herbicide screening trial and herbicide layering strategy trial (applying products to plots, assessing product effects, harvesting berries)
  • Data organization/management
  • Collect insect/disease/weed samples as needed throughout the season

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Horticulture/agriculture experience/education preferred
  • Course work in entomology, pathology, weed science, etc.
  • Experience in laboratory or field research setting
  • Experience in data collection and organization
  • Ability to navigate to field sites
  • Ability to work independently

Working Environment:

Terrain can be traverse and uneven. May need to be outside in adverse weather conditions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Ocean Spray, Tacoma , Agriculture Field Assistant, Other , Aberdeen, Washington

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