Pinnacle Foods

Agricultural Field Intern

Location US-MN-Waseca
Job ID
2018-5794
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:

Support the Agriculturalist with his/her job requirements

Responsibilities

  • Support pea planting sub-contractors with field location, seed, instructions, etc.
  • Transport sweet corn seed to/from controlled climate storage location
  • Pass DOT health physical and complete Fleet Driving training course
  • Complete Background Check (effective 1/1/2015)
  • Complete all required company safety training
  • Move empty pea seed bulk bags from sub-contractors to Waseca and/or disposal location
  • Transport empty seed pallets back to Waseca
  • Deliver sweet corn seed to growers and satellite storage locations
  • Instruct growers on sweet corn planting procedures including, population, seed depth, etc
  • Stake field entrances with corresponding field marker
  • Mark field entrance with GPS coordinate
  • Scout pea and sweet corn fields for weed issues
  • Scout pea and sweet corn fields for pest issues (per IPM program guidelines)
  • Complete stand counts on pea and sweet corn fields
  • Sample pea and sweet corn fields for harvest maturity tracking
  • Instruct harvest crews about specific field conditions, entrances, special needs, etc
  • Transport equipment/personnel/paperwork as needed
  • Take germination samples on sweet corn carryover seed
  • Involved in various record keeping, paperwork, etc
  • Be trained and prepared to operate all inbound/outbound scale procedures
  • Ensure field stake and all other items are removed from field upon harvest
  • Count/confirm pea and sweet corn inventories
  • Ensure all company vehicle maintenance is current; notify supervisor of any issues

 

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interacting skills with growers, vendors and other Company plant and shop personnel 

 

 

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid driver’s license ( With a clean driving record)
  • Able to operate a forklift
  • Able to work weekends and overtimeEXPERIENCE:
  • Preferred experience in Agriculture a plus.  

 

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.



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