Nutrien LTD

Seasonal Field Technician

Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/1/2018 8:43 AM)
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Job Description

Seasonal Field Technician, Saskatoon, SK – 8 Month Term


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.


Key Tasks:

  • Field seed bed preparations and flagging of sites
  • Seed treatment and set-up of seeding envelopes
  • Seeding of small plot field trials and nurseries
  • Operating small plot field equipment such as tractors, seeders, sprayers and tillage tools
  • Applying pesticides to test plots
  • Driving a truck and trailer to move equipment between sites
  • Taking accurate and precise agronomic notes
  • Assisting in plot rating activities
  • Fall land preparation, including application of herbicides and fertilizer
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Assisting technicians, agronomists and plant breeders with other duties as required
  • Extensive travel is required



  • A high level of attention to detail resulting in consistent outcomes
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking abilities in team and individual settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills





  • Punctual, reliable and able to work outdoors
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract



  • 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
  • Enrolled in or finished an undergraduate degree program in Agriculture or a related natural science

Salary Grade - 1


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 will need the ability to complete a Criminal Background Check, Drug & Alcohol Testing, and Driving Record Abstract as required by CPS policies.


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


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