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Agricultural/Field Pest Control

Company: Lakeside Foods
Location: Appleton
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Lakeside Foods is a family-owned company providing wholesome foods to enrich people's lives through food. We are a culture that pursues our vision of growth and innovation with passion, confidence and commitment. We are strongest together - valuing collaborative contribution, transparency and new ideas to enable change and growth. We are committed to an inclusive and respectful environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. And there's a seat at the table for you.GENERAL SUMMARY:Supervise the spraying of all processing crops for weeds and insects. During the off-season, involvement with updating and keeping current all pesticide/fertilizer records, SDS booklet, Sustainable Ag Program. Overhaul and repair of machinery and vehicles used in field operations.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Focus on working safely and working to keep all those working around you safe.Maintaining good grower and company relations.Contracting acres with growers for processing crops.Engage with the supervision of seed variety selection, seed germ updates and seed distribution.Supervise the planting of crops as directed by the Agricultural Manager.Scout fields daily during the growing season to determine weed populations and crop diseases.Check insect traps daily to determine insect populations.Determine how to treat and spray fields.Direct contracted spraying services, used for processing crops for weeds, insects, and diseases.Maintain an organized seed and chemical inventory, as well as an accurate record of the inventory.Sample processing crops for maturity and defects as directed by the Agricultural Manager.Assist in training new field department employees.Be available to assist the harvest crew at the time of harvest.Repair/overhaul farm shop equipment.Must have and maintain a clean driving recordMaintain the work area in a clean and orderly manner.Notify the Field Department immediately if any unsafe or potential hazards are found. Take prompt action to correct conditions if within capabilities.May perform other duties as assigned by management.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Knowledge:Preferable to have some experience in an Agricultural pest management program.Must be licensed or capable of becoming licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Custom Pesticide Applicator.Must have strong interpersonal skills to ensure good grower relations.Should have specific knowledge of the pests which may affect processing crops, and should be familiar with the detection and control methods for such pests.Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows programs, Outlook, Word, and Excel.WELCOME TO RANDOM LAKELocated right along Highway 57, Random Lake is a safe and healthy place to raise a family with things that families can do and enjoy each and every day. From festivals, outdoor music, and other opportunities such as the lake, fishing, boating, running, and biking there is something for everyone no matter what time of year!IND3Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status.M/F/D/V

Keywords: Lakeside Foods, Appleton , Agricultural/Field Pest Control, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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