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Position: Distribution Uniformity (DU) Intern

Temporary (Paid) Internship – April 2019 – October 2019

 

Summary:

The Distribution Uniformity (DU) Intern measures water and pressure from irrigation systems in order to provide the grower an irrigation evaluation report with recommendations to improve the efficiency of the irrigation system. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Drive company truck to various agricultural fields
  • Accurately measures water and pressure from irrigation systems
  • Take detailed notes, pictures, and precise calculations in the field, along with visual observations in order for dispatch to enter the data into a standard format for reporting purposes
  • Observe any visible problems with the field and report to dispatch

 

Competencies:

  • Detail oriented
  • Observant
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of data collection
  • Clean driving record

 

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an agricultural setting.

  

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Ability to hike uneven terrain
  • Work in inclement weather and adverse conditions is essential
  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Ability to dig holes occasionally to recover irrigation line

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

  • Position requires a flexible schedule.  Workdays could range from five to six days per week, and 6 to 8 hours per day with possible overtime.  Workdays start early; at times the DU intern may need to leave their house by 4am to get to a job site.  Schedules are given on a day to day basis to suit the special needs of the growers.   

  • Travel to various worksites is required.

 

Other Duties:

  • Assist service technicians
  • Perform remediation’s
  • Assist product manager with warehouse organization, blending chemicals, cleaning

 

Qualifications & Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Preferred: Current college student OR some college experience OR associates degree OR bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred: Passion/interest in the agricultural industry

 

Employee Benefits:

  • Company vehicle provided
  • Cell phone reimbursement of $25.00 per month
  • Paid Internship

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