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Irrigation Specialist

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Located In:  Tifton, GA
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Tifton, GA
Start Date:  2018-11-15
Requisition #:  R4891
Positions Available: 
 915 E Golden Rd Tifton Georgia 31794-9648

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

The Irrigation Specialist position is responsible for providing agricultural (ag) services to growers in the areas of:

  • Irrigation scheduling and water budgeting
  • In-field water management strategies
  • In-field soil moisture monitoring and data interpretation
  • Variable rate irrigation scheduling design, prescriptions and adjustments
  • Troubleshooting technical issues

In addition the Irrigation Specialist is expected to:

  • Conduct field inspections for soil moisture content and verify water distribution effectiveness
  • Assist with the development of a methodology to implement grower soil moisture programs and make recommendations regarding the selection of soil moisture equipment and monitoring software
  • Serve as a member of the company-wide soil and agronomy team supporting CES's water quality/reuse efforts for existing ag customers and national accounts and provide practical water solutions based on science for soil and agronomic challenges
  • Service existing accounts to achieve excellent customer satisfaction
  • Play a key role in the expansion of ag services by developing new business and establishing customers which could include attending trade shows, providing technical presentations, etc.
  • Manage annual subscriptions for irrigation scheduling, soil moisture, and other in-field services

The person in this position is expected to enjoy meeting new people and inspire confidence with clients; work with internal and external customers; foster a strong team working environment; provide effective, personal ongoing interaction with existing and prospective clients; be a self-starter; able to work without immediate supervision; and have a desire to pursue professional agricultural consulting within the farming community.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Associate Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Irrigation, Soil Science, or related area
  • One year of previous experience in irrigation scheduling, irrigation management, or other relevant experience
  • Basic knowledge of soils and crops
  • The ability to solve problems and make decisions effectively
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and ability to travel

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to write well using correct grammar and syntax in an organized and comprehensive manner
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical information to colleagues, clients, university and government staff
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Preferred Qualifications (Optional):

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, or other field related to production agriculture
  • Three years of previous experience providing consulting for crop and soil management and monitoring
  • Experience with regulations pertaining to irrigation and nutrient management and reporting
  • Crop Advisor certification
  • Experience or training in soil mapping, irrigation and drainage, environmental sampling, analysis, monitoring and reporting, soil fertility, and/or nutrient cycling
  • The ability to read, write, and speak in both Spanish and English
  • Business management and technical staff supervision experience

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email

Applications accepted through December 15, 2018


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Making the World a Better Place to Live

Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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