Working at CPS

Are you a good fit?

While competitive compensation is obviously an important aspect of any job, the people who are most successful at CPS also look at other factors. If you're considering joining our team, take a quick look at the attributes below to see if you're the right fit for us – and we're the right fit for you.

  • Safety first - You will stop any unsafe work activity and seek clarification to ensure everyone's safety.
  • You are a steward of your resources and work to leave a positive mark on the world.
  • You can become an advocate and ambassador for the organization's mission to help feed the world. 
  • You own your work; you can walk through the unexpected to deliver on commitments without excuses or blame.
  • You are a change leader and  can develop new approaches to achieve extraordinary results.
  • You can be a part of one company and one collective team by working to inspire others and working towards the development of yourself and those around you.
  • You demonstrate a willingness to embrace change to strive for continuous improvement and consider the safety of people, environment, physical assets and reputation of the company.
  • You can build and lead CPS's culture by embodying CPS's values and behaviors.
  • While growing with our company over time, you can proactively develop value-added solutions that improve customer productivity by anticipating customer needs.
  • You demonstrate commitment to the well-being and success of others by valuing unique perspectives of others and recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • You will win together by sharing knowledge and best practices across and within the business units, functions or work locations to drive business results for the organization.
  • You embody and bring our Core Values to life: Safety, People, Execution and Ownership Mindset, Customer Focus, Operational Excellence, Sustainability, Innovation, and Effective Collaboration.

If you nodded "yes" several times, we encourage you to look at our current opportunities and apply.

Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant

2017-6116

CA-AB-Camrose

October 05, 2017

Crop Consultant

Seasonal Crop Scout Assistant
Various Locations in North Central Alberta 
Term: May to August, 2018
 
If you live safety always and everywhere 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 Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.
 
While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined 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 will 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 own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.
 
This role allows you to develop diagnostic agronomy skills and inter-personal skills while providing you insight into the sales, operational and administrative functions of the company. The Crop Scout Assistant is an excellent entry level role and opens the door to future opportunities with Crop Production Services locally and world-wide.
 
Key Tasks:
- Inspects farmers’ fields and records weed, insect, disease and other observations.
- Observations are then communicated to the CPS branch representative and back to the customer.
- Play an important role in field scouting services offered to help farmers make timely, informed and economical field crop decisions.
- There may also be an opportunity to provide branch support and special events support during the growing season.
 
The Ideal Candidate
 
Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture. 
 
Skills:
You will be assigned either single or multiple CPS branches in a specific geography. You will report to one supervisor who is responsible for your schedule, safety procedure training and agronomy training including weed, insect and disease identification, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other diagnostic issues that may occur in farmer’s fields. You will have daily contact with your supervisor along with location representatives and other Crop Scout Assistants as required. You will be supplied with equipment to do your job which may include a vehicle, a quad, cell phone and other equipment as necessary.
 
Qualifications
- Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time under all weather conditions
- Persons looking for a challenging summer experience that involves prompt decision making, embracing leadership and helping farmers succeed
- Above average organizational skills, ability to understand new concepts and learn quickly, complete work targets with little or no supervision in a timely manner, self-motivated
- Education includes (but not limited to) students or graduates from university or college agricultural programs, business programs or other education who are genuinely interested in working in the agricultural community
- Having a farm background is advantageous but not necessary
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 Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities.  We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.
 
Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities. 
 
Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.
 
Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at www.cpsagu.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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