Valley Wide Cooperative/Valley Agronomics is a company motivated by service. We have been helping farmers and ranchers build their homes and businesses since 1920. Our mission is "To provide quality products and services at a value both the company and customer enjoy. We do this with respect to the communities we do business in and the environments that we impact."  The company is seeking candidates for a Precision Ag Specialist. Must be able to work out of one of the locations listed: Mount Angel, OR; Stayton, OR; Donald, OR; Rickreall, OR; or Whiteson, OR.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Help customers and team members utilize precision tools to solve day to day problems and take advantage of new opportunities.
  • Provide technical support to agronomists, management and application teams in the area of Precision Ag systems and analytics.
  • Provide technical support to grower customers in the area of Precision Ag systems and analytics.
  • Assist efforts to sell the Precision Ag tools
  • Trouble shoot and solve problems with Precision Ag tools.
  • Support agronomists and other team members with administrative support.
  • Assist with Precision data collection, cleaning, and analysis including, but not limited to; yield data, EC data, and soil moisture data.
  • Must maintain appropriate and expected levels of customer service.
  • Become an expert in the Valley Agronomics suite of Precision Ag Tools.
  • Follow company procedures and safety rules.
  • Travel to agronomy locations to support and train Agronomists on Precision Ag; some overnight travel may be required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong background and experience in agronomy preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a current working knowledge of computer programs.
  • Must be self-motivated to support programs success.
  • Must have strong communication skills; ability to communicate in appropriate, professional manner with managers, supervisors, employees, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Must be able to make appropriate decisions and execute them according to policy.
  • Must have a manager focus in all interactions and exhibit strong critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Must exhibit a professional and positive image.
 
HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE
This is a full time, 40+ hours per week position, typically Monday - Friday. Qualified applicants must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed, especially during times of high seasonal demand.
 
SALARY / WAGE / BENEFITS
A wage will be discussed during the interview process. In addition to generous employee discounts, the company offers medical, dental and life & long-term disability benefits to full time employees. Employees may also participate in the company’s 401(k) plan after meeting eligibility requirements.
 
All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and may be subject to pre-employment background checks.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the position. Submit your applications today!