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Field Data Capture Specialist with Blue River Technology in United States / Various Locations

Type of position Contract – Seasonal
Employer Blue River Technology
Description of Employer Blue River Technology serves the agricultural industry by designing and building advanced farm machines that utilize computer vision and machine learning to enable farmers to understand and manage every plant. These machines help farmers to improve profitability, protect the environment by reducing pesticide use, and capture valuable plant-by-plant data. Blue River is a pioneer in the agricultural robotics space and has developed the See & Spray precision sprayer, which applies pesticide only where needed, and can reduce pesticide use 90%.

John Deere & Company, with over 180 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative products to farmers, acquired Blue River Technology in the fall of 2017 as an independently-run subsidiary. In partnership with John Deere, Blue River has expanded rapidly and together both companies see many opportunities to apply advanced computer vision, machine learning, and robotics technologies to other areas in agriculture beyond spraying.

Blue River is based in Sunnyvale, CA and has 100+ team members with diverse experience including computer vision, machine learning, systems software, autonomous vehicles and precision agriculture. Our working environment is fast paced and highly collaborative, and employees are excited to use their talents to improve food production and protect the environment.

Location United States / Various Locations
Salary Hourly, based on qualifications
Closing date of competition April 16, 2021
Date position available May-July, 2021
Description of duties

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 images and 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 images and 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
Qualifications sought

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:

  • 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
Contact for additional information Derek Elam, derek.elam@bluerivertech.com
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume/CV and Cover Letter
Submit to http://careers.bluerivertechnology.com/?gh_jid=2535683
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