EMPLOYMENT

employment & Internship opportunities:

For more details about career opportunities with Centrol, send your resume & cover letter outlining your qualifications to bsmith@centrol.com.

Scout


Responsibilities: Monitor fields & compile information, including crop condition & pest levels. Complete reports, accurately summarizing the above information. Maintain company equipment & vehicles. Take soil samples, file reports & other duties as needed.

Qualifications: Self motivated individuals with good observation & communication skills are desired. Farm background &/or courses in related subjects (crop production, weed science, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) can be helpful, but not necessary. Sincere interest & the ability to learn are essential.

Employment period: From spring semester end (mid May) through August or September.

Benefits to Students: This position offers hands-on experience of practical pest management over a wide variety of farming situations. The typical intern will learn first hand about identification & management strategies of weeds, insects, diseases & plant nutrition. Past interns have found that this experience lays a solid foundation for class work & for future employment.

soil sampling technician


Responsibilities: Organize & learn different soil sampling techniques, including GPS guided sampling. Collect soil samples for fertility analysis. Properly label & organize samples. Operate & maintain company equipment & vehicles issued to you.

Qualifications: Self-motivated individuals with computer & organizational skills. Good work ethic & ability to work on your own. Farm background &/or related skills can be helpful, but not necessary. Sincere interest & the ability to learn are essential.

Employment period: From spring semester end (mid May) through June 30th. July work is sometimes available.

Benefits to Students: This position offers hands-on experience collecting samples for fertility analysis. Employees will learn proper sampling techniques & how to operate GPS equipment. Employees will experience independent working skills, mapping skills & basic equipment maintenance.

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consultant trainee


Responsibilities: Provide technical agronomic services to farmers for the purpose of increasing their profitability. These include: soil sampling, fertility recommendations, crop planning, crop monitoring, pest management recommendations, computerized record keeping, & maintain company vehicles & equipment.

Education required: B.S. in plant sciences such as agronomy, soils, entomology or plant pathology preferred, but other related majors or experiences will be considered.

Other qualifications: Self motivated individuals with clear & consistent observation, communication & decision-making skills are desired. Sincere interest & the ability to learn are essential.

ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL INTERN


Responsibilities:

  • Assist Engineering team with in-field & on-site work including concrete testing, nuclear density testing, surveying, project stakeout & final inspections
  • Assist Engineering team with project layout & design work under the supervision of the PE
  • Assist Engineering team with preparation of technical reports, O&M plans & project details
  • Learn & work with necessary computer programs & models including: Civil-3D, ArcGIS, SPAW software
  • Assist ES permitting staff with preparing nutrient management plans & appropriate permitting paperwork
  • Assist with agronomic field work including soil sampling, manure sampling & site inventories
  • Frequently work in outdoor conditions
  • Frequently operate a computer & GPS units

Qualifications: Self-motivated with clear & consistent observation & communication are desired. Ability to operate & maintain company equipment. Ability to communicate with customers & coworkers in English in order to promote safety & efficiency. Sincere interest & the ability to learn are essential. Must have a valid Driver’s License in order to drive a vehicle.

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