JBT Diversified Food & Health is a prime solutions and equipment provider within the fruit and vegetable industry segment. From preparation to preservation, conveying and packaging, our comprehensive range of technologies captures the freshness, taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products, and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Service Advisor to join our team.

Duties, Qualifications, & Requirements: 
• Monitor packinghouse sanitation with monthly spore assays , degreening process and for; aging inventory, re-packing operations, and general fruit conditions
• Participate in equipment surveys to learn about identifying and correcting areas in the packinghouse that cause fruit damage or other process issues.
• Respond to unplanned events / solve customer technical problems as needed or as directed by Account Manager or supervisor.
• Review the need for training/seminars to customers on decay control, degreening, sanitation, and/or other topics. Provide training as needed or upon Account Manager’s request.
• Participate in competitive wax demonstrations to learn about Tech Service’s role and what is important to measure and observe during demonstrations.
• Maintain PCA license and any necessary county endorsements.
• Prepare and present technical seminars to customers and potential customers to support our products and services as required by the business or if requested by the Account Managers.
• Ensure that monthly residues are pulled per procedure and sent to Riverside for analysis.
• Evaluate chemical concentrations in recirculated drench systems at least once a week; in aqueous/wax spray systems once every two weeks.
• Regularly monitor wax performance for shine consistency throughout the season.
• Provide support and assistance to R&D personnel during the evaluation of products and services.
• Provide accurate and objective feedback to R&D personnel on the performance of new and existing products.
• Make recommendations to R&D on possible improvement to current products or services.

Education and Skill Qualifications: 
Mandatory
• BS or BA in Agriculture, Biology, Horticulture, or related scientific field.
Preferred
• Course work in postharvest physiology and pathology, citrus science, or postharvest technology.

Mandatory
• Basic command of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Must hold a CA Pest Control Advisor’s license at time of employment or within 6 months of employment.
Preferred:
• Experience handling chemicals & working w/ postharvest chemical application systems.
• Customer service experience, Postharvest and/or citrus related work experience

Contact: Zachary Hamilton | Zachary.hamilton@JBTC.com