Agronomist in Blythe, CA

Matrix Sciences International Inc

Are you looking to progress in your career with a fast-growing Ag and Environmental Consulting Firm? Are you a hardworking, collaborative team member ready to hit the ground running and get the job done? Then we are looking for you!

What we do:

Matrix Sciences International Inc. provides a uniquely comprehensive scope of laboratory, advisory, research, agriculture and data management services that support our customers’ confidence in bringing safe, quality food to market.

The Matrix Sciences Laboratory in our Imperial Valley location supports the agricultural and environmental communities with a comprehensive range of agronomic testing capabilities and services.

Why it matters:

This work provides analytical services for a wide array of local, national and international clients, including growers, fertilizer dealers, food processors, crop consultants, environmental engineers, government and academic researchers.

Role summary:

We are seeking a knowledgeable and client-focused Consulting Agronomist to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with our clients, scheduling field sampling, providing expert advice on soil and plant health, as well as making nutrient recommendations.

What you’ll do:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work closely with clients to understand their agricultural needs and objectives. Collect pertinent field data to include fertilizer application dates and amounts, irrigation dates and amounts, planting dates, and varieties.
  • Develop strong relationships with clients to ensure long-term business growth.
  • Schedule and conduct regular soil, plant tissue, and water samples to assess field health and nutritional status. Analyze samples for essential nutrient content, soil salinity, nematodes, and other environmental attributes.
  • Provide nutrient recommendations to clients based on the analysis of soil, plant samples, and recent fertilizer applications.
  • Prepare and provide guidance on the appropriate use of fertilizers and other soil amendments.
  • Provide a season-end agronomic/ economic report with details including yields, fertilizer amounts applied and recommended, irrigation frequency, and crop varieties to assist farmers with cropping strategies.
  • Utilize Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to compose and deliver reports to clients with findings and recommendations. Ensure all reporting is accurate and delivered promptly.
  • Install and monitor fields with the latest environmental sensors to assist growers with timing and amounts of irrigation water to maximize response to irrigation inputs.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in agronomy and related fields. Regularly update knowledge and skills through professional development activities and continuing educational units.

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science, Crop Science, Ag Science or equivalent.
  • Certified Crop Advisor in California.
  • Preferred Certified Professional Agronomist.
  • Proficiency in MS teams and MS Excel
  • Knowledge of common soil amendments.
  • Knowledge of plant nutrition requirements for several crops.
  • Experience working with Imperial Valley Crops.
  • Knowledge of soil and plant tissue testing methods.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Good physical strength and stamina to walk fields in SW desert conditions.
  • Ability to travel daily and out of town as needed.

What we offer:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Accident & Critical Illness
  • Paid Time-Off
  • LifeLock Protection
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program

Work location:

  • El Centro, California

EEO Statement

Matrix Sciences International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Matrix Sciences is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees. We treat all employees and applicants in conformance with both the spirit and letter of federal, state, and local employment discrimination laws, regulations, and Executive Orders. The Company makes all employment decisions without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniform services membership status or any other characteristic protected by law. Discrimination, retaliation or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with how we do business and will not be tolerated.

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