Agricultural Research Technician – Canada

Agricultural Research Technician – Canada – 13570 KM

The Company:

Our exclusive Canadian client are recruiting for an Agricultural Research Technician to be based on their Canadian Farm.

Reporting to:

The Director of Breeding, Seed Development and Research, this Agricultural Research Technician needs to be analytical, detail-oriented and results-driven; a self-starter who can work well independently as well as in a team! Is this you?

The ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

·        Associate degree or technical level with a Blue Seal Farm Technician or equivalent work experience.

·        Post-secondary education in Agricultural Sciences/Crop Production (e.g. B.Sc.,) is preferred.

·        Must hold a valid driver’s license.

·        Must be willing and able to obtain a PEI Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate.

·        High level of integrity and accountability.

·        Excellent attention to detail.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·        Ability to analyze and communicate information effectively and accurately.

·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.

·        Comfortable working in an outdoor environment and performing physical labor (e.g. lifting up to 40 lbs.).

·        Experience working in a farming environment, operating agricultural equipment or machinery, experience with potato crops or other crops, availability to travel, flexibility to work on extended hours would be considered an asset.

·        Continuously looking for opportunities for improvement and has the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

·        Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and oral presentations; initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform field work including planting, maintaining and harvesting of plots;

Operate small plot machinery and equipment;

Equipment/tools maintenance and repair;

Scouting, soil and tissue sampling and shipping;

Grading of processing and seed potatoes;

Management of potato storage;

Gather, interpret, and record research and data collection, data entry and basic statistical analysis;

Organize and maintain accurate and timely test results, files and records; ability to write a report;

Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results;

Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized farm, greenhouse or lab equipment;

Maintain supply inventory;

Prepare solutions, reagents, media or stains for prescribed tests;

Execute pilot projects/feasibility studies if required;

Conduct tests and experiments;

Operate and maintain computer and lab equipment

 

Salary Package:

Basic Salary equivalent to c£30K
Plus full benefits package.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Kate@agriFJ.co.uk and all shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thank you.

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