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Field Service Technician, Pacific Northwest - Valent U.S.A. LLC

Valent U.S.A. LLC Yakima, WA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Valent is currently searching for a full time Field Service Technician - Intern to work with on a temporary assignment with our Field Market Development Team in Pacific Northwest.

Valent U.S.A. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, engages in the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for our customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America, Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers. The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who Care®, describes the company's business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges. Our vision is to be the best company delivering integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to our customers. Valent is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource.

General Description:

Assists in the execution of field research and demonstration trials on apple, with AccedeTM Plant Growth Regulator, including trial setup, and evaluation; under supervision of a Valent U.S.A Field Market Development Specialists, may interact with private contractors and cooperators; and performs record keeping.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Document field trial locations. 
  • Record Accede application information i.e., application date(s), stage of crop development, spray volume, types of sprayers and adjuvants used to apply Accede. 
  • Measure fruit and record presence/absence throughout the thinning period. Collect thinning application information. 
  • Record hand thinning times and amount of thinning relative to the untreated control. 
  • Fruit size measurements at or near harvest. 
  • Document yields or yield estimates. 
  • Record grower perceptions on product performance. 
  • Assists Valent U.S.A Field Market Development Specialists with training sessions and grower meetings. 

Assignment Dates:  

  • Full time from May 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022. (Negotiable with university schedule).


  • Good basic knowledge of experimental techniques. 
  • Competent with computers & software, including WORD, EXCEL. 
  • Some knowledge of apple production. 


  • Must live in the key apple production area of Washington (Wenatchee to Yakima).
  • Required to hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. 
  • Independent worker, data collection, record keeping, detail oriented. 


  • Minimum one year of college in an agriculture related field preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment (FIELD Position)

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands include constant walking, standing, bending at the neck and waist, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting at the neck and waist, simple grasping, power grasping, and fine manipulation with hands, pushing and pulling with hands, reaching above shoulder level, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.; also frequent lifting and carrying of up to 75 lbs., occasional sitting and lifting and carrying of up to 100+ lbs. Travel by air or car up to 75% of the time and will be required to drive safely for long distances.
  • Work Environment includes exposure to or working in or around moving cars, trucks, forklifts, equipment and machinery including a computer keyboard and mouse; uneven ground; excessive noise; extremes in temperature, humidity, or wetness; dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals; venomous insects and animals, heights; operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement; use of special visual or auditory protective equipment. May be required to work outdoors in an agricultural crop field, assist in putting out demonstration plots, wear respirator and other personal protection equipment.

Valent U.S.A. LLC


Yakima, WA
98903 USA



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