Field Scout

Full Time
Farming Department
Entry Level
Position Title
Field Scout
Company Overview
Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. is a grower, packer, and shipper of citrus and is a leader in today’s agriculture industry. Bee Sweet Citrus Inc. is a family owned and operated company, providing over 10 different varieties to its consumers. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. is focused on innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.
Job Overview
Bee Sweet Citrus is seeking an optimistic, committed, and motivated candidate who has at least 1 year of experience scouting. This job will require traveling from one ranch to another which will require a valid California driver’s license with a clean DMV record.
Duties / Responsibilities
Job duties include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare traps for placement in the fields.
  • Inspect and monitor traps weekly.
  • Collect soil, fruit, tissue, and other samples.
  • Assist PCA’s with field checking, pest and weed identification, writing recommendations and fertilization plans.
  • Place traps in fields, conducting field evaluations, and pulling soils and leaf samples.
  • Learn and apply IPM practices, calibrations, safety and mixing.
Required Skills / Abilities
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Understanding of quality standards and health and safety regulations
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently and in a team setting
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to think rationally and apply logic during high-stress situations
  • Must be able to bend, and stoop, including the need to move and lift heavy objects
  • Must be able to work both inside and outside conditions, frequent exposure to heat, cold, adverse weather, greases, oils, noise, chemicals and work in and around moving vehicles
  • Must be able to climb, reach/stretch arms legs or other parts of the body to grasp objects
Pay Offered/Benefits  
  • $17-$20 per hour
  • Paid time off and sick leave
  • Industry-leading health, dental and vision insurance and health wellness program that covers regular doctor visits, eye exams, etc. with only a minor copay
  • 401(k) retirement with guaranteed matching contributions

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