Agrium Inc

Seasonal Field Technician

2 months ago
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Student (Includes Co-op, Summer Student, Internship)

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.


Seasonal Field Technician – Watrous, SK


CPS is seeking energetic, safety minded, and motivated individuals for 4 available positions (One March-Oct & three May-Aug) to work as Summer Research Assistants at our Research, Development, and Innovation facility located at Watrous, SK. As a member of our R&D team you will have the opportunity to increase your agronomic knowledge and gain an understanding of commercial crop production in Western Canada. Although our focus is primarily on canola breeding, you will have the opportunity to work with other crops such as wheat, barley, and Soybean. You will also gain experience with safe operation of farm machinery and driving a truck and trailer. CPS offers a competitive salary with paid overtime. If you feel you would like to be a part of our team in 2018, please submit your cover letter and resume to the address below.


Research is an important and often overlooked aspect of the agricultural industry. When joining our team, you will get to be involved in the development of new lines of canola that will eventually be sold to growers.

Through small plot trials, data integrity is maintained by proper and safe seed set up, seeding, spraying, weeding, etc. Don’t know what any of that is? Don’t worry, we will teach you and you will learn a ton.

Travel is required with this job but we will pay your overtime and for lunch when on the road.

Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary student (any discipline), agricultural background an asset but not necessary.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Safety-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.


Salary Grade  -FOP1


Ability to meet the CPS policy requirements by completing a Criminal Background Check, Drug & Alcohol Testing, and Driving Record Abstract.


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.


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