Agribusiness Operations
Operations Intern

General Purpose and Scope of Position

The Operations Intern will gain a realistic job preview of the agricultural chemical, fertilizer, seed, and technology industry, and the chance to explore future career opportunities as an Applicator, Operations Manager and beyond. Over the course of the 12-16-week summer internship program, the Operations Intern will work closely with a mentor to support branch operations in a variety of agriculture aspects, while gaining exposure to different sides of the business — including row/specialty crops, chemicals, seed and fertilizer (and more). In addition to their day-to-day responsibilities, the Operations Intern will have the opportunity to spend time observing and showing different career progression options within their internship focus and other Wilbur-Ellis departments. The Operations Intern will be supported with extensive training and professional development opportunities during their internship.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • College student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science or related field is preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
  • Intermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite
  • Comply with company safety standards including a clean driving record
  • Willingness and desire to work overtime hours and occasionally Saturdays during busy seasons
  • Ability to safely operate a company machinery within state laws and company policies and guidelines
  • Ability to repetitively bend, kneel and walk long distances while working in a non-climate-controlled environment and outside in inclement weather

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include

  • Learn about Wilbur-Ellis products, services, industries, and operations
  • Assist in the storage and distribution of products
  • Report key metrics of inventory, product availability, warehouse, and transportation performance
  • With guidance, perform analysis that can drive improved supply chain and operations results (availability, turns, excess, obsolescence)
  • Inspect all products packaged to ensure high quality shipment to the customer
  • Maintain and observe appropriate safety practices and working conditions; must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and follow all safety policies and practices
  • Complete the tasks and activities outlined by the Manager and/or Mentor for the intern
  • Conform to the normal working hours of the Wilbur-Ellis location where internship is based
  • Submit a final PowerPoint presentation as part of the internship responsibilities


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