Seasonal Field Technician
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Watrous, SK
Job Description

Seasonal Field Technician - Nutrien Ag Solutions (Watrous, SK, Canada)

2020 Spring/Summer Season

May - August & April - October

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

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. Nutrien Ag Solutions 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.

Located within Innovation Place in Saskatoon, SK and reporting to the plant breeding technicians, you will be involved with the establishment, maintenance and harvest of nursery rows and tented seed production.

What you will do:
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

What you will bring:
Punctual, reliable and able to work outdoors
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
A valid Class 5 driver’s license
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
Currently enrolled in or finished an undergraduate degree program in Agriculture or a related natural science

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.