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Semios Seasonal Research Technician - Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington

Who you are:

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

  • THRIVE - Top 50 Leading AgTech (2020) – recognized as exemplifying some of the best in agriculture technology around the globe.

  • Global CleanTech Top 100 (2020) (https://thriveagrifood.com/svg-ventures-releases-2020-thrive-top-50-agtech-and-top-50-foodtech-reports/) – identified as one of the companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.

  • Google Accelerator (2020) (https://betakit.com/google-reveals-nine-startups-joining-first-cohort-of-canadian-accelerator/) - Selected as 1 of 9 companies for the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort, who are all using technology to solve complex challenges.

One of our partners produced this short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NptNJz3Y710&feature=youtu.be) which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We have undergone tremendous growth in the last year, which has created the following unique opportunity for the right candidate.

The Role:

Research Technicians will be Semios’ hands in the field. You are responsible for installing, monitoring, and maintaining innovative wireless networks in tree fruit orchards. Capturing pest management and Plant health Data from our devices out in the Orchards.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for agriculture, technology, and be comfortable with long hours outdoors in any environmental condition. You are a self motivated individual who is willing to work relatively independently while completing tasks, a good communicator and a great team player. We also need someone who is comfortable prioritizing their workload to be efficient and productive, as there will be sensitive data to capture and input.

What you will do:

  • Install network equipment including Semios dispensers, insect camera traps, weather stations, network gateways, leaf wetness sensors and soil moisture monitoring sensors.

  • Troubleshoot and maintain sensors and equipment using our Service and Installation app.

  • Collect analytical data from our devices installed in the Orchards regarding Pest Management and Plant Health.

  • Input data on paper documents, to be transferred in the database network.

  • Operate company vehicles and ATVs.

  • Haul necessary equipment to work sites with a trailer.

  • Keep track of device and supply inventory.

  • Maintain Semios' network at research trials.

  • Research trial installations

  • Service and maintain research trials

  • Research sampling and data entry

Requirements

What you bring to the team:

  • Familiarity with commercial tree fruit operations or some background in agriculture desired

  • Good verbal and communication skills to understand instructions and speak with management and internal teams

  • Good computer literacy skills and data entry

  • Good physical health and the ability to work outdoors in all conditions

  • A valid driver’s license and no major driving infractions in the last 5 years

  • Experience working with your hands

  • Field experience related to Agriculture/Plant Health

  • A flexible schedule

  • A strong work ethic and willingness to learn

Nice to have:

  • Mechanical experience.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Post-secondary education in a related field.

  • Familiarity or interest in working with technology.

Benefits

Why this is the opportunity for you:

  • Sleep better knowing you're making the world a better place through more sustainable food production

  • Work with a team that values fun, laughter, and each other

  • Work with cutting edge technology

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