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Agricultural Systems Specialist
Harry and David
The Agricultural Systems Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that existing orchard systems are performing optimally and will also support in the layout and installation of new systems. This includes overseeing the maintenance and operation of frost and irrigation systems, coordinating in-field activities related to new orchard development projects and understanding horticultural equipment requirements. This position will partner with outside vendors to source materials and supplies, as well as improved solutions or information to meet departmental needs. This position is located in Medford, Oregon.
•Knowledge of modern irrigation practices, components and system operation.
•Ability to diagnose and repair frost and irrigation system malfunctions, including automated filtration systems.
•Facilitate the movement of critical knowledge and information pertaining to orchard systems between orchard employees, management and vendors.
•Maintain relationships with existing vendors and build opportunities with new vendors.
•Assist in the procurement of horticultural tools and supplies.
•Maintain fallow land records, leases and communications with tenants.
•Assist with the coordination of daily farming activities.
•Support harvest operations logistics including fruit hauling and dispatch activities.
•All other duties assigned by the manager.
Experience: One year of work related experience preferred but not required.
Licenses and Certificates:
•Valid Driver’s License
•CPR Certified within 3 months of hire
•Oregon Private Pesticide Applicator’s License within 1 year of hire
•Bilingual (Spanish/English); Spanish first language preferred.
•Great interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interact with employees, vendors and management.
•Knowledge of computers; MS Applications to include: Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
•Knowledge of mechanical systems and components.
•Knowledge of the work field; keeping in touch with industry standards and new developments in area of expertise is necessary to formulate successful solutions to problems in agricultural systems.