Salinas Farm Intern

Our Company:

Tanimura & Antle is an employee-owned family farming business with a four-generation legacy and a passionate commitment to growing premium quality produce. As one of the largest independent vegetable growers in the United States, Tanimura & Antle farms more than 36,000 acres of rich, fertile farmland and ships a full line of premium fresh conventional, organic and greenhouse grown produce products throughout the nation.

We are looking for employees that fit into the Tanimura & Antle culture and want to have an impact on our growth and success. We believe in, and are committed to, creating a sustainable future through innovation throughout our operations.

Our Mission:  To “Consistently provide our customers fresh and healthy premium produce with superior customer service that meets and exceeds their quality and value expectations”

Our Vision:  To “Operate as a highly innovative company, sustainably growing, while enhancing the lives of all through employee ownership and customer inspired partnerships”

The Internship:  In this role, you will assist the Farm Department in achieving the highest quality product by performing a variety of hands-on tasks and projects. This might include irrigation solutions, soil reporting, equipment inventory and more. 

Location: Salinas, CA

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Learn and understand various irrigation and tractor methods.
  • Help monitor and track thrip/INSV levels.
  • Insure Well lubrication is being performed.
  • Collect and log irrigation Well depths throughout the various ranch location.
  • Collect and send off soil and water samples to laboratory.
  • Assist/Report Farm Managers in testing soil nitrate in various crop.
  • Support Farm Managers in the day-to-day activities as needed.
  • Drive tractor and irrigate as needed.
  • Design ranch maps as needed.
  • Update farm equipment list – review & confirm tag and asset number match.
  • Irrigation flow meter monitoring by district.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and college standing of Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Must have good computer skills. Experience with MS Excel desirable.

  • Must have current driver’s license.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Highly independent. Self-motivated to continually improve and add value, even if it is outside of their job description.

  • Hands-on approach to work. Ability to trouble shoot and provide solutions.

  • Effective communication skills, verbally and written.

  • Enjoys being a team player and being part of a collective effort.

  • Ability to plan ahead and predict problems by being observant to the little things that make a big difference.

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