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Intern-Agronomy

intern | Posted August 12, 2019
Locations: Clarksville, TN; and Hopkinsville, KY

Purpose

This internship is designed to give the individual a greater understanding of agronomy by providing real-world learning experiences and opportunities to work directly with producers and experts in crop production. The intern will benefit from many experiences including, but not limited to, hands-on crop scouting, collection and loading of data on tractors and combines, in-field planter setup and soil sampling. Learning opportunities will also be directly related to the career interests of the intern.

Responsibilities

  • Scouting customers fields and keeping detailed records regarding findings.
  • Collecting and loading data onto tractors and combines.
  • In-field set up of planters.
  • Soil sampling of customers fields.
  • Adhering to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior.
  • Adhering to company policies governing the observation of confidentiality and the handling of confidential information.
  • Utilizing a courteous, enthusiastic, open-minded, critical approach to policies and procedures within the profession.
  • Relating and applying knowledge acquired in the academic setting to the company setting.
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community to present a professional image of Hutson Inc.
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set.
  • Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including department meetings and other related efforts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Ensure that company’s reputation and image in the community is consistent with Hutson Inc. Core Values.

Experience, Education and Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Must be either a Junior or Senior status in college, pursuing bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Precision Agriculture or other Agriculture related field.
  • Must have a basic understanding of soil, water and crop interactions and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Having knowledge of local farming practices is a beneficial skill have for this position.
  • The ability to learn and catch on quickly as extensive training will be given for this position.
  • Excellent listening, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and eager to take on new tasks or projects.

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Obtain a Medical Card

Essential Job Requirements

General Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Activities

  • Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Lifting, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motions, Crawling, Pushing, and Pulling.

Visual Acuity

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (includes inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Working Conditions

  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
  • The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

To apply, forward a resume to recruiting@hutsoninc.com or visit our website, www.hutsoninc.com