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Field Technician Job

DATE POSTED: Aug 02,2017

LOCATION: Saskatoon, SK

CATEGORY : Sales & Business Development

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5912

FULL JOB TITLE: Seasonal Field Technician

If you live safety always 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 Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned 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 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 find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

Seasonal Field Technician- Saskatoon, SK

As a temporary member of the Canola Development Team, you will be responsible for completing seasonal tasks relating to the setup of contra-season nursery programs and harvest/cleanup of summer nursery programs. This position is seasonal, starting in August and terminating October 31, with possibility for extension depending on business needs. Multiple positions are available.

Located in Saskatoon, SK and reporting to the oilseeds breeding technical staff, you will be responsible for completing day to day tasks relating to field nursery projects.

You will be responsible for the following duties:

Providing assistance with tasks relating to the setup of contra-season nurseries, which may include:

  • Allocating seed to nursery programs
  • Seed treatment

Providing assistance with tasks relating to the harvest and cleanup of field nurseries, which may include:

  • Operating a small plot combine
  • Bagging seed samples harvested by a small plot combine
  • Organization and/or cleaning of small plot nursery samples
  • Hand-threshing plants
  • Cleanup of small plot field sites
  • Fall land preparations as required

Assisting other related programs as required.


  • Currently enrolled in or completed an undergraduate degree in Agriculture or a related natural science program.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new information practically.
  • 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.

Salary Grade -FOP-1

Why Crop Production Services?Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

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

We believe our diverse and inclusive workforce helps us communicate effectively and adds to our business success. This is just one of the reasons Agrium has been honored as one ofCanada's Best Diversity Employers for the past eight years. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

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

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