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Agricultural Field Technologist (4 Months – Casual Position)

 

InnoTech Alberta is seeking an Agricultural Field Technologist for our Bio-Industrial Pilot Facilities & Operations team in Vegreville to provide support in the delivery of field crop and Cannabis research.

 

 Are you our agricultural field technologist? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about research and innovation.
  • Enjoy working independently as well as part of a dynamic team.
  • Love the outdoors and working with plants.

 

We are game changers

InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading Research and Technology Organization established by the Government of Alberta to serve the needs of industry, innovation ecosystem & academia.  Offering a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research expertise and experience, and unique industrial-scale research infrastructure, equipment, and demonstration facilities, InnoTech Alberta accelerates and de-risks technology research, development, and deployment with focus on industrial solutions and innovation advancement.  With a reputation for quality service and a long history of impacts in Alberta’s economy going back a century, our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to environment to fibre and bio-industrial materials.

 

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Under the direction of researchers and senior technologists, the agricultural field technologist will be accountable to support (but not limited to) the following items:

  • Small plot field research, including plot installation, maintenance, and data collection and entry
  • Plant and microbial experiments in greenhouses and growth chambers including measuring of plants, recording results, and identifying plant stressors
  • Greenhouse care and maintenance
  • Laboratory analyses in microbial and molecular biology laboratories
  • Farm operations support including the operation of tractors, sprayers, air seeder, and combine
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness (general housekeeping).
  • Handle, store and dispose of chemical and waste materials.
  • Adhere to SOPs, quality control, and quality assurance procedures, processes, and regulations.
  • Comply with all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Actively contribute to conducting assessments, responding to and implementing corrective actions resulting from safety and quality audits.

 

Qualifications;

  • Completion of High School with an interest in agriculture research
  • Two years of previous related work experience in agricultural small plot research in Canada would be an asset
  • Experience in handling chemicals and pesticides will be a plus
  • Be able to perform delicate work
  • Perform a variety of laboratory analyses including sample preparation
  • Perform sample, reagent & calibration standard preparation
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to endure long days and challenging conditions while collecting high quality data
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in both field and lab settings efficiently
  • Proficiency in office software, including spreadsheets, is preferred
  • Experience in the operation of farm equipment is a strong asset
  • Minimum class 5 license

 

Why InnoTech Alberta?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance.  balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.

 

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  

 

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

 

INNOTECH ALBERTA IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

 

Employment Status: Casual

Hours bi-weekly: As needed

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 02

Hourly Wage: $19.94 - $25.30