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Field Data Capture Specialist (Contract)

Position Summary
Blue River’s Field Operations team is seeking several Data Capture Specialists to provide temporary, seasonal support onsite at various grower sites throughout the Midwestern, southeast and south central United States. This work will be approximately 3 months in duration and will require a mix of crop management and basic technology / software experience. 
This is an exciting opportunity to support field data collection for our cutting edge See & Spray technology and gain valuable experience within the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision fields.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the daily collection of field data in various grower site locations / assigned region; traveling between sites for scheduled data capture in partnership with growers and the Field Engineering team
  • Provide accurate data collection tracking on a daily basis utilizing software 
  • Ensure quality image capture of crop and weeds are completed as per test plan requirements
  • Complete consistent, timely transmission of data to centralized repository for utilization by various Blue River teams
  • Effectively manage daily / weekly work schedule accounting for travel time and weather variables to maximize productivity 
  • Represent Blue River and John Deere professionally, exhibiting great customer service and exemplary personal conduct

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Experience within agriculture operations including exposure to weed management / herbicide utilization, crop care or any other work within farming or agriculture 
  • Able to lift and carry a 40lb backpack for extended periods; capable of working in a physically demanding grower site locations for extended periods of time, during the heat of summer
  • Capable of using an interactive touch screen to set values, enter information via keyboard, and follow a series of steps by memory to set the machine requirements
  • Familiarity with Windows software for data management; eg. Microsoft Excel 
  • Working knowledge of weeds and weed types (training to be provided); able to identify areas where weeds are growing in greater numbers. 
  • Ability to work very autonomously; capable of completing work with little to no direct supervision while meeting project timelines
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; fluent English speaker and writer 
  • Strong customer support & teamwork skills; able to represent both Blue River Technology and John Deere in a professional manner at all times
  • Able to travel frequently between job locations across the U.S.; vehicle, air travel, accommodations etc. will be provided by Blue River
  • Available Monday through Saturday for 8-10 hours daily; this includes travel time to and from job sites. Optional Sunday availability may be required as needed.

Preferred Skills & Experience (not required):
  • Experience in capturing / recording imagery data
  • Experience or knowledge of precision agriculture equipment
  • Experience or knowledge of Computer Vision technology 
  • Ability to drive a truck (¾ ton or 1 ton) with trailer effectively

Preferred Skills & Experience:
  • Experience in capturing / recording imagery data
  • Experience or knowledge of precision agriculture equipment
  • Experience or knowledge of Computer Vision technology 

This position is a full time temporary, non-exempt role and is not eligible for sponsorship or third party employment. Compensation is hourly, and significant overtime opportunities may exist. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.