Field Services Technician, Seasonal (Viticulture) (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Wilbur-Ellis Company

  Healdsburg, California


Are you a college student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture? Can you work on Saturdays as needed? Do you have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and lift up to 40 pounds? Are you reliable and dependable?

If you said YES to all of these questions, AND, you thrive in a team environment, we want to hear from you!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.  Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!  

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Field Services – Viticulture position is responsible for monitoring/recording pest activity of wine grapes, pest trap placement, sampling and technology integration. The Field Scout works closely with the field sales and the operations support team. 

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Ability to travel by automobile or commercial transportation to other branches, meeting locations or customer farms
  • Ability to work long periods of time while standing
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, lift (up to 40 lbs. safely) easily
  • Ability to drive safely operation company vehicle within state and company guidelines

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • College student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture
  • Dependability/reliability. Occasionally may need to work Saturdays in season.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Scout crops for economic pests and report to appropriate Sales Representative
  • Learn and work with our AgVerdict software program
  • Install traps in fields. Inspect and monitor traps
  • Take soil, tissue, viral and nematode samples as needed or directed by sales
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance skill set and knowledge base
  • Present a professional image to our customers in all interactions (verbal, computer and face-to-face) through personal appearance and overall demeanor
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies (i.e., credit, equipment usage, social media policy) and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Full employee health and retirement benefit offerings


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific. 

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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.

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