Nutrien LTD

  • Seasonal Field Technician

    Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/8/2018 6:01 PM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Research & Development
    Business Unit
    Number of Positions (Vacancies)
  • Job Description

    Seasonal Field Technician, Saskatoon, SK


    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.


    As a seasonal member of our Research, Development and Innovation team, you will learn how new crop varieties are developed in Western Canada and gain experience in agronomy and crop breeding as you assist with the field evaluation of experimental varieties and breeding materials. You will also gain practical experience working with farm machinery and driving a truck and trailer. CPS offers a competitive salary with paid overtime. Multiple positions are available for four month summer (May-August), six month (May-October) and eight month (March-October) contracts. There is a possibility to extend contracts depending on business needs.


    Key Tasks:

    • Field seed bed preparations and flagging of sites
    • Seed cleaning, seed treatment and set-up of seeding envelopes
    • Seeding of small plot field trials and nurseries
    • Establishing and maintaining tented seed production nurseries
    • Set up and operation of irrigation equipment
    • Operating small plot field equipment such as tractors, seeders, sprayers and tillage tools
    • Driving a truck and trailer to move equipment between sites
    • Taking accurate and precise agronomic notes
    • Operating a small plot combine or swather
    • Harvest of selfing bags and tented seed production
    • Fall land preparation, including application of herbicides and fertilizer
    • Equipment calibration and maintenance
    • Assisting technicians, agronomists and plant breeders with other duties as required
    • Some travel may be required


    • 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 Preferred

    Level - 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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