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Junior Technologist, Agriculture


InnoTech Alberta is seeking a junior technologist to join our Bio-Industrial Pilot Facilities & Operations team in Vegreville, Alberta. The junior technologist will support more senior staff in the development, organization, monitoring of experiments and the maintenance of operations equipment predominately associated with agricultural materials and operations.


Are you our junior technologist, agriculture? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about research and innovation
  • Are comfortable working in both an industrial and field setting
  • Enjoy working as part of a dynamic team


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:

Working under the direct supervision of scientists and senior technologists, the junior technologist will be responsible for a variety of duties focused on operating instruments and equipment associated with small plot field research, greenhouse and growth chambers trials, industrial scale fibre processing and material agglomeration in pellet mills and other related equipment.  In all instances, installation, and maintenance of the equipment and data collection will be required.  The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Operating various process and mobile equipment including farm machinery and industrial scale material conveyance equipment and numerous benchtop instruments
  • Servicing equipment and performing minor troubleshooting and repair tasks
  • Completing a variety of tasks within the various Bio-Industrial Pilot Facilities & Operations groups and when required able to work in the field, pilot plant, or laboratory
  • Supporting projects and programs as part of a collaborative team including client engagement
  • Data entry and the accurate recording of experimental information
  • Manual lifting, shoveling, and housekeeping with the ability to endure long days and varied conditions while collecting high quality data



  • Degree or technical diploma in related science or technology field, preferably biochemistry, agriculture, mechanical systems, or chemistry.
  • One year of related technical work experience
  • Other relevant post-secondary education with experience is considered an asset
  • Mechanical equipment knowledge and experience in the operation of farm equipment is a strong asset
  • Comfortable working within an industrial setting and familiar with industrial hazards and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to write technical data reports.
  • The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 lbs  
  • Minimum Class 5 licence


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.  


Additional Information

At InnoTech Alberta, 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 has implemented a Vaccination policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  InnoTech Alberta employees are required to disclose proof of full vaccination or participate in a rapid antigen testing program. New hires will be required to disclose their vaccination status as a condition of employment to help support client and team member safety. We thank all candidates in advance for their understanding of this policy.




Employment Status: Regular

Hours bi-weekly: 72.5

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 04

Annual Salary: $44,016 - $55,800