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Summer Seed Production Assistant

Summer Seed Production Assistant

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Student (Includes Co-op, Summer Student, Internship)
Eligible for Relocation 

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Job Description

If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.


Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.


While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement.  It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.


Who You Will Work With


You will work daily beside teams of people who care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.


Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential.  You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.



Summer Seed Production Assistant

Two positions available in Lethbridge, AB

Main Responsibilities:

Crop Scouting

  • Assisting in ensuring seed is planted at the right rate and at the right depth.
  • Conducting plant counts and taking field notes on crop emergence.
  • Scouting production fields to identifying problem weeds and insects
  • Conducting counts of volunteer plants in the production fields.
  • Manage the isolation needs of the control throughout the season.
  • Scouting future seed production fields for volunteers and objectionable weeds.
  • Utilizing our best in class field management system to take field notes throughout the season.



Leading a team

  • Facilitate the planning and logistics of field work to the required areas
  • Supervising crews in the field responsible for hand removing undesired plants
  • Ensuring the work performed is done safely and effectively



Reading, understanding and following all standard operating procedures, safety policies and training documents relating to the listed duties.


Other duties and projects as required




  • Agriculture, Business or Science Degree student, or Diploma student, or graduate
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Valid driver's license required; Driving record will be reviewed.
  • Travel required.



Why Crop Production Services?


Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.


Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and veterans.


We believe our diverse and inclusive workforce helps us communicate effectively and adds to our business success. This is just one of the reasons Agrium has been honored as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the past eight years.  Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.