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Field Technician - El Campo 77437
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Job code: lhw-e0-89828740

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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Field Technician - El Campo 77437
Essential Duties Driving Follows safe-driving practices. Drives a Foundation vehicle from the office to the assigned worksite and back again in a safe manner. Reads, understands and follows maps of cotton fields and surrounding areas. Maintains complete vehicle mileage and gas records. Performs daily maintenance checks on assigned vehicle to ensure mechanical reliability and reports damage and mechanical problems to supervisor immediately. Trapping Follows safety procedures for handling insecticide strips and driving stakes. Assembles, deploys, services, cleans and removes boll weevil traps, stakes and trap parts in assigned cotton fields. Positions, services and inspects traps to capture boll weevils and monitor their populations in and around cotton fields. Records trap and boll weevil information in scanner and on traps. Communicates with cotton producers/growers to ensure trap placement and monitoring activities are conducted without property damage or interference with grower s equipment or operations. Monitors and reports cotton-crop stages and crop-destruction status. Airport Recording Completes daily flight records and airport logs. Maintains accurate chemical inventory by recording pesticide quantities loaded, applied, unloaded and available in containment area. Does not physically assist in handling or loading of fuel or pesticide into the aircraft. Communicates with other Foundation employees about airport weather conditions and aerial-spray progress during aerial applications. Checks aircraft spray systems for leaks to ensure systems are in compliance with contract specifications. Ground Observing Drives to cotton fields designated for treatment to observe the spray application. Records weather conditions at the designated cotton-field location and flight times of the aerial applicator. Maintains radio contact with pilot, supervisor and airport personnel. Other Duties May clean office and surrounding area, as assigned. May load wooden stakes and traps from storage building to vehicles as needed for trap deployment, as assigned. May perform Assistant Field Unit Supervisor s duties occasionally, as assigned. May perform Mechanic duties occasionally, as assigned. Prefer a high-school education or equivalent and/or two-to-six months farm-related experience or training.

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