• Agriculturist in Taber, AB

    Select is assisting our client find an Agriculturist/Agronomist for their Taber, AB location. Their ideal candidate will be adaptable, self-motivated and resolution oriented.
     
    What’s in it for You?

    • Bonuses (7.5%)
    • Educational opportunities
    • Majority of work is outdoors!
     
    Compensation & Hours:
    • The rate of pay will be $60 - $70K/year, depending on experience
    • This is a fulltime and permanent position
    • July 2022 start date
    • 24/7 on-call requirement for 6 – 8 weeks of the year
     
    Position Summary:
    • Providing services and advice to farmers; presenting research information & statistics, developing programs, examining fields, ordering seeds, and testing equipment
    • Pre-harvest planning; contracts, timelines, and yield estimate calculations Gathering and reporting data
    • Hiring, training, and supervising up to 45 seasonal staff for multiple locations
    • Coordinating the collection and monitoring the health of crops
    • Ensuring labour and material stay within budget
     
    Required Qualifications:
    • Travel required between Taber, Enchant, and Vauxhall during harvest; must have valid driver’s license
    • 2+ years of supervisory experience
    • Post-secondary education in Agronomy / Plant & Soil Science
    • Exceptional communication skills to build and maintain strong working relationships
    • Outstanding phone etiquette; confident, professional, and knowledgeable
    • Ability to identify issues, utilize available resources, and take action
    • Competent using MS Office Suite
    • Must be able to walk, stand, and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift up to 50lbs.
    • Successful candidate must undergo drug testing
     
    Bonus Points For:
    • Farm background
    • Familiar with unions
    • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)
     
    How to Apply:
    Have you registered with Select People Solutions by creating your profile at www.selectrecruiting.ca? 
     
    • Yes – On our website, at the bottom of this job description, click “Apply for this Position,” under the “Already Registered?” heading to the right, and reference the applicable job number. https://bit.ly/3KLrB2a
    • No – On our website, click “Create Your Profile” at the top of the page and reference job number 46QV.
    • Resume in MS Word format required!
    • Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, we will not be able to consider your job application.
     
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