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Crop Scout Assistant Job

DATE POSTED: Dec 08,2016

LOCATION: Sexsmith, AB

CATEGORY : Summer Student

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2016-5064

FULL JOB TITLE: Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant

At Crop Production Services, a division of Agrium Inc, our mission statement is that 'We are committed to being the leading provider of agricultural inputs in each of our markets. We will attract and retain outstanding employees by motivating and rewarding them for their accomplishments in providing exceptional service to our valued customers

Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant - Sexsmith, AB

Starting: May to August, 2017

Main Function:

This role allows you to develop diagnostic agronomy skills and inter-personal skills while providing you insight into the sales, operational and administrative functions of the company. The Crop Scout Assistant is an excellent entry level role and opens the door to future opportunities with Crop Production Services locally and world-wide.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inspects farmers’ fields and records weed, insect, disease and other observations.
  • Observations are then communicated to the CPS branch representative and back to the customer.
  • Play an important role in field scouting services offered to help farmers make timely, informed and economical field crop decisions.
  • There may also be an opportunity to provide branch support and special events support during the growing season.

Training:

You will be assigned either single or multiple CPS branches in a specific geography. You will report to one supervisor who is responsible for your schedule, safety procedure training and agronomy training including weed, insect and disease identification, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other diagnostic issues that may occur in farmer’s fields. You will have daily contact with your supervisor along with location representatives and other Crop Scout Assistants as required. You will be supplied with equipment to do your job which may include a vehicle, a quad, cell phone and other equipment as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time under all weather conditions
  • Persons looking for a challenging summer experience that involves prompt decision making, embracing leadership and helping farmers succeed
  • Above average organizational skills, ability to understand new concepts and learn quickly, complete work targets with little or no supervision in a timely manner, self-motivated
  • Education includes (but not limited to) students or graduates from university or college agricultural programs, business programs or other education who are genuinely interested in working in the agricultural community
  • Having a farm background is advantageous but not necessary

The successful candidate will be required to satisfy CPS pre-employment requirements which include Criminal Background Check, Drug & Alcohol Testing and a Current Driver's Abstract.


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