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Drone Scouting Intern - Evergreen FS - Bloomington, IL

 

Evergreen FS is farmer-owned cooperative serving the needs of customers in McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Dewitt and Macon counties. Providing a full range of farm supplies and services including agronomy, seed, fertilizer, fuel, structures, custom turf, financing, marketing advice and products. Specializing in the production of corn and soybeans and operate several grain elevators as part of our operations. Evergreen FS offers a full line of energy products including gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, diesel fuel, propane and lubricants to our customers at competitive prices. Evergreen FS is a member of the GROWMARK system.

 

Overview

 

If you enjoy being outside and are interested in gaining hands-on Agronomy, Drone, and Scouting experience, then we can’t wait to talk to you!  We are looking for a Drone Scouting Intern that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers.  Learn and gain hands-on experience in all the aspects of flying a drone and crop scouting during the spring and summer.  Check out this video to learn more:  https://vimeo.com/356261478

 

We are seeking interns that reside or look to relocate to DeWitt, Livingston, Macon, McLean or Woodford Counties in Illinois!  We do not offer relocation or housing assistance.

 

Key Responsiblities

 

Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot fixed wing drones/quadcopter drones to collect field data, ground truth drone findings, and other field research responsibilites.

 

Utilize drones and other technologies to document field findings, complete inspection reports, and provides reports to Crop Specialists, Agronomy Technology Specialist, and Agronomy Technology Manager.

 

Document and report drone success and difficulties.  

 

Ensure drone data is accurate and timely. 

 

Attends scheduled technical training sessions and meetings.

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

Required Qualifications

 

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and currently pursuing a degree or certification from a 2-or 4-year college or university in good academic standing.

 

Must be willing to have a start date around mid April.


Must have FAA Part 107 sUAS license by February 2021.

 

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to travel independently as needed.

Occasionally exposed or required to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.).

 

Must be able to walk crop fields and conduct visual inspections of crops.

 

Frequently required to lift 50 pounds or more.  Frequently exposed to dust, heat, and high noise level.

 

Ability to work hours beyond those considered normal.

 

Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.  We are an equal opportunity employer.