Employers of BRAE/ASM Graduates
BRAE and ASM graduates are employed by a wide variety of companies throughout California and beyond, including:
G3 Enterprises is an independent company managed by the third generation of the E&J Gallo family. Their main client is Gallo, but they also serve other wineries. They are the logistics end of the business. They specialize in the beginning and ending of wine making, beginning with transporting the crop from the vineyards to the various wineries. This is the side of the company that hires our ASM students for internships and permanent positions. Comments from our students about their internships include on the fly problem solving and thankful for the communication and personnel management skills they have learned at Cal Poly. G3 is also responsible for bottling and shipping the wine, including label design, corking/capping, boxing, shipping. These responsibilities include inventory management and product quality control.
We don’t consider what we do at Hartman Engineering work; we are fulfilling our passion of creating a renewable future for our family and friends in agriculture and our local communities. Years of experience in designing and improving over anaerobic dairy digesters, pistachio processing facilities, and more has allowed us to re-imagine conventional design practices and technologies. We aim to close the loop on industrial processes and create healthy environments by building together – the path to a healthier tomorrow.
JG Boswell company is a family farm with 150,000 acres in Kings and Kern Counties. They farm cotton, tomatoes, and safflower. They are one of the Nation’s top processing tomato growers and packers, accounting for over 10 percent of the California crop. BRAE and ASM alumni are in top management positions and hire our students for internships and permanent positions. They assist with the management of a very large fleet of farm and irrigation equipment.
Provost and Pritchard transforms concepts into livable, workable solutions that ultimately improve the infrastructure for the lands and communities throughout California. They offer Civil and Agricultural Engineering, environmental engineering, hydrogeology, planning, and construction management. BRAE students are typically hired into internships and career engineering positions to design water and dairy projects.
CalPortland is the largest building materials company which produces cement and construction material products on the west coast of the United States. Through the actions of CalPortland toward a sustainable product that has positively impacted the earth that we live and work on has made those customers choose CalPortland time and time again. ASM and BRAE students are hired to manage projects and personnel.
Orchard Machinery Corporation was formed in 1961, designing and fabricating mechanized tree shakers to enable a more efficient harvest. This technology provided growers with more consistent harvests and lower labor costs. Today, OMC is an international leader in the production of tree shakers and orchard management equipment to farmers around the world. All equipment is proudly designed and manufactured in the United States. Currently, OMC employs three Cal Poly BRAE alumni in their research and development department. These engineers are on the forefront of designing the most technologically advanced orchard harvesting equipment to supply the ever-growing demand for a quicker and more efficient harvest. The team uses their engineering skills obtained from Cal Poly to design equipment ranging from tree shakers to OMC’s new product line of orchard management equipment. These designs require an integration of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems to make this equipment operate at peak performance.
Irrigation system design solutions is the core of RDO Water. Their team members specialize in irrigation system designs that match unique terrain, crops, and business model with the right irrigation system. Their approach pairs your engineering knowledge and passion for agriculture to determine solutions for their clients.
Additional companies that have hired our students include the following:
- Blue River (a John Deere Company)
- Border Valley Trading
- Brightview Landscapes
- California Cyber Security Institute
- California Department of Food and Agriculture
- California Strawberry Commission
- Cannon Engineering
- Central Irrigation, Inc
- CF Koehnen and Sons Inc
- Chevron North American Exploration and Production
- Cortina Hauling (Almond Processing Plant)
- E & J Gallo
- Five Rivers Cattle
- Fresno Irrigation District
- Frito Lay
- GAF Energy
- Granite Construction
- Harrison Grierson
- Internship Trinchero Wine
- Jacobs Engineering
- Las Vegas Livestock
- Laurel Ag
- Leprino Foods
- Lyles Utility Construction
- Martinez Orchards
- Misson Avocado
- MW Builders
- North Star Fishing Company
- NRCS - USDA
- Pacific Gas and Electric
- Power Engineers
- Pronsolino Almond System Solutions
- Quaglino Roofing
- Sensient Natural Ingredients
- Stromer Realty Company
- Sun Pacific - Water Resources Mgr
- Superior Foods International
- Swanton Pacific Ranch
- Tasteful Selections
- Thayer Mahan
- Topcon Geopositioning
- Vino Farms
- Wonderful Industries