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Agronomist

Bolthouse Farms Bakersfield, CA

  • Expired: October 14, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

THE ROLE:   

  • This position will report to the: Vice President, Farming
  • Travel Requirement: Yes  
  • FLSA Status: Exempt  
  • Shift: 1st Shift   
  • Employment Category: Full -Time   


 STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE.

 Bolthouse Farms is in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com.  

WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THIS ROLE  

This position, Agronomist, will operate in a supportive role to company farms and growers. This individual will primarily consult with farms and grower managers on carrot production. This position will offer a balance of office and field work, research and development, product development and training. Plant pathology and agronomic skills will be utilized each day, identifying problems observed in carrot fields, developing corrective actions, assisting managers with seed variety trialing for improved quality regionally. 

Job Description:  

  • Assist food safety with compliance to all quality, safety and company policies in accordance with GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices and established SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Research, trial and assist implementation of fertility and crop care products. 
  • Provide leadership and valuable participation in team activities and maintain a highly engaged work force
  • Collaborate with supervisors to ensure adequate coverage and maximum utilization of resources
  • Plans and presents agronomy meetings for Ag Operations Farming Team and outside growers.
  • Develop and manage field trials for the following: pesticide use; fertility; plant physiology; and cultural practices, including but not limited to, seed variety production evaluation, irrigation practices, insect, disease and weed control.
  • Provide farming practice recommendations based on field trials.
  • Review soil fertility and develop a fertility program ensuring high quality and maximum nutritional value. 
  • Travel to growing areas to review cultural practices with farm managers and outside growers.
  • Lead research committee in selecting products to trial.
  • Meet with product vendors.
  • Other duties assigned


 WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • This individual should have production agricultural experience approximately equal to:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree – 4 years
  • Masters Degree or Ph.D. – 2 years
  • An education with emphasis in plant pathology and agronomy
  • Competency with statistical analysis

 

Additional Required Qualifications:  

 

  • Experience with Conventional and Organic vegetable crop production preferred, working knowledge of wide spectrum of pesticides, fertilizers, and cultural practices
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to share ideas with team of professionals, or present to large forums
  • Must have research experience and ability to write technically to summarize research
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Environment exposure: seasonal outdoor temperatures which includes dealing with live insects 
  • Ability to travel from various field locations

 

 

Hours & Workdays:

 

 

 


 WHAT WE OFFER  

Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.   

  • Medical  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Group Life and AD&D   
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D   
  • Group Short-Term Disability  
  • Group Long-Term Disability  
  • Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • 401(k)  
  • Paid Time Off
        

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY   

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions.  

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS  

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: TalentAcquisition@bolthouse.com for additional support and guidance.  

RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:   

  

Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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Bakersfield, CA
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