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Field Technician Job

DATE POSTED: Feb 27,2017


CATEGORY : Sales & Business Development

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5392

FULL JOB TITLE: Seasonal Field Technician

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Seasonal Field Technician – Calgary, AB

Job Summary

As a seasonal member of our Canola Breeding and Crop Development groups you will be responsible for completing operational tasks relating to the field evaluation of plant breeding materials and germplasm. Multiple positions are available for 4, 6 and 8 month contracts. There is a possibility to extend positions depending on business needs. We are currently looking for candidates for the Spring of 2017.

Full Job Description

Located in Calgary, Alberta and reporting to the Calgary branch Agronomist, you will be responsible for completing operational tasks relating to small plot field breeding trials and nurseries.

You will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Providing assistance with tasks relating to the establishment of small plots and nurseries, which may include:
    • Seed bed preparations
    • Seed treatment and set-up of seeding envelopes
    • Seeding of small plots and nurseries
    • Driving trucks and trailers and transporting equipment to nursery locations
  • Providing assistance with tasks relating to the maintenance of field plots and nurseries, which may include:
    • Operating small plot equipment such as tractors, sprayers and tillage tools to complete tasks such as spraying or cultivation
    • Taking accurate and precise agronomic notes on small plot and nursery field trials
    • Assisting the technical staff and plant breeders with other duties as require
  • Providing assistance with tasks relating to the harvest and cleanup of small plots and field nurseries, which may include:
    • Operating a small plot combine or swather
    • Fall land preparation including application of herbicides and fertilizer



  • Punctual, reliable and able to work outdoors
  • A high level of attention to detail resulting in consistent outcomes
  • Proven problem-solving abilities in team and individual settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license


  • Small plot field trial experience and/or agricultural or farm experience is an asset but not required
  • Mechanical aptitude with farm machinery is an asset but not required
  • Currently enrolled in or finished an undergraduate degree in Agriculture or a related natural science program

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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