Nutrien LTD

Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/1/2018 8:28 AM)
System ID
2017-6115
Job Category
Students & New Grads
Business Unit
Retail
Number of Positions (Vacancies)
10

Job Description

Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant, Southern AB, Term May to August 2018

 

Why work at Crop Production Services (CPS)?  Great question!

 

Safety is a core value at CPS.  Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority.  Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

 

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future.  We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

 

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, CPS offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

 

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture.  Culture at CPS is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

 

The Seasonal Crop Scout 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.

 

Key Tasks:

  • Inspects farmers’ fields and records weed, insect, disease and other observations
  • Communicate observations 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.

 

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
  • Required to satisfy CPS pre-employment requirements which include Criminal Background Check, Drug & Alcohol Testing and a Current Driver's Abstract

 

CPS, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

 

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with CPS policies.

 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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