JBT Corporation

  • Technical Service Advisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 9:03 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Technology (Engineering, Technical)
    Salary Range
    $64,000 to $70,000 annually
  • Overview

    The role of the Technical Service Advisor is to constantly strive to improve the quality of our customers’ arrivals. This can be accomplished by ensuring the best possible performance of JBT’s cleaners, fungicides, and coating products. The Technical Service Advisor also needs to conduct technical service in a way that supports the Fresh Fruit Preservation product line (Sales, Service, and customers in the CA/AZ market) regarding technical issues on the post harvest handling of Fresh Fruit/Vegetables.





    • Provide routine bi-weekly, on average, visits to customer facilities to check and maintain JBT’s washing and application systems. Make recommendations that maintain or improve the quality of JBT’s protective coatings or processes.
    • Monitor packinghouse sanitation with monthly spore assays. Work with senior TSAs to develop fungicide strategies for each packinghouse.
    • Monitor each packinghouse for; aging inventory, re-packing operations, and general fruit conditions. With the support of senior TSAs, make decay control and sanitation program recommendations.
    • Monitor the customer’s degreening process. With the support of senior TSAs, make recommendations for improvement.
    • 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.
    • Provide seamless Technical Service by being a back up team member in any of the CA/AZ territories.
    • Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of JBT products vs. the competition by evaluating our competitors’ product performance at the port, packing houses and markets.
    • With the assistance of senior TSAs, anticipate seasonal trends and warn customers, account managers and technical colleagues of the possible impacts and mitigation measures needed to avoid problems.
    • Learn about JBT’s technical and product advantages to gain and maintain our position in the citrus fresh fruit market.
    • Understand FPT’s Food Safety process and be part of the customer’s Food Safety team. With the assistance of senior Tech Advisors, provide all necessary Food Safety documents/labels to the service technician and packinghouse coordinators.
    • Maintain PCA license and any necessary county endorsements.
    • Learn procedures and importance of calibration of chemical treatments and measurement of applications.
    • Regularly monitor wax performance for shine consistency throughout the season.





    BS or BA in Agriculture, Biology, Horticulture or related scientific field.

    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 12 months of employment



    Course work in postharvest physiology and pathology, citrus science or postharvest technology.

    Experience handling chemicals & working w/ postharvest chemical application systems.

    Customer service experience

    Postharvest and/or citrus related work experience





    It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

    You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.


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