Research Technician
Cavendish Farms
New Annan, Prince Edward Island
4d ago

Responsibilities :

  • Perform field work including planting, maintaining and harvesting of plots for field trials; Operate small plot machinery, equipment and tools for field trials
  • Scouting, soil and tissue sampling and shipping;
  • Grading of processing and seed potatoes;
  • Management of potato storage;
  • Gather, interpret, and record research and data collection, data entry and basic statistical analysis;
  • Organize and maintain accurate and timely test results, files and records; ability to write a report;
  • Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results;
  • Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized farm, greenhouse or lab equipment;
  • Maintain supply inventory;
  • Prepare solutions, reagents, media or stains for prescribed tests;
  • Execute pilot projects / feasibility studies if required;
  • Conduct tests and experiments;
  • Operate and maintain computer and lab equipment
  • Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications :

  • Associate degree or technical level with a Blue Seal Farm Technician or equivalent work experience.
  • Post-secondary education in Agricultural Sciences / Crop Production (e.x. B.Sc.,) is preferred.
  • Minimum two years of experience in agriculture or a related position is required
  • 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.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities for improvement and has the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and oral presentations;
  • initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures;
  • Work Address Cavendish Farms Research Centre 25533 RTE 2, New Annan, PEI.

    Terms of Employment This is a Permanent Full-time Position in New Annan, PEI - 48 hours per week

    Language of Work - English

    Salary $50,000 to $70,000

    Benefits - Full benefits package which includes medical, health and dental plan and a retirement plan.

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