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Positions:
Plant Breeding Technician
Location:
New Annan
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
As Soon As Possible
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
Required Skills:
Post-secondary education in Agricultural Sciences; new graduates are welcome to apply;
Working knowledge of crop science and experience in crop production are considered strong assets;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Must hold a valid driver’s license;
Must be willing and able to obtain a PEI Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is essential;
Comfortable working in an outdoor environment and performing physical labor (e.g. lifting up to 40 lbs.);
Experience working in a farming environment would be considered an asset;
A positive, "can-do" attitude and willingness to work under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions.
Job Experience:
Experience would be an asset
Job Description:
Reporting to the Plant Breeder, the Plant Breeding Technician will assist and work with the Plant Breeding team in developing new potato varieties; with the objective of improving raw production quality, yield, and in turn overall customer satisfaction. Performing laboratory, greenhouse activities and field trials; including setting- up and maintaining variety trials and other experimental plots; Record keeping, data collection and entry;
Coordination and supervision of temporary seasonal activities.
To Apply:
Cavendish Farms Agri Division 
https://careers.jdirving.com/jobs/plant-breeding-technician-7801