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Position Title Farm Operations Intern (R.D. Offutt Farms)
Job Requisition Number 18-0054
Location Park Rapids
Description

The Farm Operations Internship is an opportunity for students interested in a career in potato farm operations. This internship experience will provide the selected students with a hands-on learning experience. The intern will learn by training alongside skilled team members and work independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily tasks throughout the farming season.


Specific Duties Include

  • The Farm Operations Intern will rotate throughout the farm operations including; planting, cultivating, irrigation/maintenance, warehouse, agronomy, harvest and farm management.
  • Maintain a clean work area, as well as care for all tools, machines, and equipment.
  • Identify and communicate solutions in their area of responsibility.
  • Support the field and warehouse farm operations.
  • Communicate effectively with management and other team members.
  • Assist in maintenance of buildings and equipment ensuring they are in appropriate condition.
  • Be a self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with other personnel and management.
  • Learn technical and product knowledge on all equipment on the farm.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community to present a professional image of R.D. Offutt Farms.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.


 

Requirements
  • Enrolled or attending an approved agriculture program or another program approved in writing by R.D. Offutt Farms.
  • Maintain acceptable GPA and attendance while in the program.
  • Student must proactively communicate with management while attending school including providing a copy of their transcripts to R.D. Offutt Farms management after each quarter or semester.
  • Adhere to academic policies, rules and regulations set forth by the higher learning center the student is attending.
  • Agriculture experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to assemble and perform some maintenance functions on equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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