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Crop Research Assistant
New Annan
Start Date:
Temporary fulltime
Required Skills:
Associate degree or technical level with a Blue Seal Farm Technician or equivalent work experience.
Post-secondary education in Agricultural Sciences/Crop Production 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.
Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently; be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations; initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures; and possess attention to detail
Job Experience:
Experience would be an asset
Job Description:
Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services – R&D, the Research Assistant/Technician will be analytical, detail-oriented and results-driven; a self-starter who can work well independently as well as in a team.
The successful candidate is continuously looking for opportunities for improvement, and has the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
Key Responsibilities:
Plan and perform field work including planting, maintaining and harvesting of plots;
Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment;
Crop scouting, soil and tissue/petiole sampling incl. shipping;
Grading of processing and fresh market potatoes;
Management of potato storage;
Collect data, organize and centralize files and records;
Entry and basic statistical analysis;
Maintain accurate and timely records;
Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy;
Maintain supply and ordering inventory.
To Apply:
Cavendish Farms Corporation