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Technician Job

DATE POSTED: Jun 03,2017

LOCATION: Saskatoon, SK

CATEGORY : Crop Management

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5728


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.

Technician III – Saskatoon, SK

This position is responsible for designated transformation and gene manipulation technology and for providing project leadership to technicians and seasonal staff.

Key Tasks:

  • Coordinates the activities of technical and seasonal staff assigned to the research program.
  • Initiates and coordinates molecular biology experiments or designed research programs, within the field of biotechnology.
  • Defines project test methods and parameters as outlined in the program, regulating test conditions and input for optimal results.
  • Liaises with product suppliers that provide input to the research program.
  • Gathers, compiles and performs analysis on test results.
  • Inspects program experiments, records, notes and log books maintained by staff assigned to the research program.
  • Maintains a log book of activities.
  • Provides leadership to seasonal staff in designated research programs.
  • Assists in the recruitment of seasonal staff to meet program requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years related experience, including specific experience in molecular biology.
  • Requires a valid class 5 driver's license.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in most methods and techniques within the field of genetic engineering, plant transformation, computers and recording data.
  • Demonstrated lab management skills and abilities
  • Knowledge of lab inputs and machine outputs.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of molecular lab equipment operation
  • Analytical, self-motivated, logical, perceptive, detail oriented, leadership ability and strong interpersonal skills.


  • University Degree (B.Sc. minimum) or preferable M.Sc. in Biology, Plant Sciences or Molecular Biology.

Salary Range: Level 3

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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