Nutrien LTD

  • Seasonal Field Technician

    Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/12/2018 2:13 PM)
    System ID
    2018-7851
    Job Category
    Research & Development
    Business Unit
    Retail - Nutrien Ag Solutions
    Number of Positions (Vacancies)
    9
  • Job Description

    Seasonal Field Technician - Saskatoon, SK (2019 Spring Season - 4 long term positions (8-10mths) and 5 short term positions (4mths))

    Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. 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, Nutrien Ag Solutions 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 Nutrien Ag Solutions 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. 

     

    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

    Qualifications: 

    • Agricultural education and/or related experience and/or farm background an asset but not necessary
    • 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 driver’s license is required and must be willing to obtain additional licensing pertaining to heavy vehicle

     

    Nutrien Ag Solutions, 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 Nutrien Ag Solutions policies.

     

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

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