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CA - Alberta - Seed Technician (Production Plant/Field Support) - Intermediate
Ref No.: 18-10339
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Seed Technician
Alberta, CA
1 year contract


40 hours per week, lots of opportunity for OT.

-Seed Technicians are involved in all facets of seed production within a location.
-Indoor seed processing and packaging activities may include receiving, scanning, cleaning, treating, sorting, counting, labeling or warehousing seed.
-Outdoor activities may include planting, pollinating, note taking, data entry, hand harvest.
-May be responsible for preventive maintenance of equipment in assigned areas.
-R&D positions may also include electronic data collection in field and laboratory settings utilizing PC and handheld data collection devices.
-Manufacturing (Production) positions may also include organizing, moving and placing seed into storage, maintaining inventory accuracy utilizing electronic inventory systems.
-Activities may require bending and lifting, long periods of sitting or standing. Extended hours may be requested during the peak seasons.
-Associates degree or two or more years of related experience may be required.
-Must be able to understand verbal and written task and safety instructions delivered in English, and to perform assigned tasks accurately.
-Must be able to adhere to all Client SOPs and to support all site safety requirements.
-Previous experience with MS Office / Excel and other standard computer and software systems may be required.
-Basic mechanical ability / understanding of equipment maintenance (able to operate and trouble shoot equipment) may be required.

Additional Info:
• Overview of the role: During the summer months this role would work to assist our Seed Technicians in the field with agronomy services for our growers. This can include field scouting, basic agronomy etc. During the winter months they will work in either the commercial or foundation plant – assisting with cleaning, shipping and packaging seed.
• Work environment/clothing: It will vary with the seasons, but long pants, closed toed shoes are certainly a standard across all functions.
• A degree is preferable but not a necessity.
• 40 hours per week, lots of opportunity for OT.
• Driving: Yes, only in the summer months. Winter months they will commute to the site on their own.
• Very little to no travel.
• Mix of indoor and outdoor work depending on the season.
• All PPE will be provided.
• Possibility of extension based on business needs and performance.
•There will always be something to do, so in inclement weather they will continue to work at the site.
• Will conduct interviews.
• Lots of training, 1-2 days initially and then lots of on the job training as we progress. All will be paid for.