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 Field Technician

2017-6137

CA-SK-Saskatoon

October 11, 2017

Student (Includes Co-op, Summer Student, Internship)

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 - Saskatoon, SK
Job Summary
As a seasonal member of our Research, Development and Innovation team, you will learn how new crop varieties are developed in Western Canada and gain experience in agronomy and crop breeding as you assist with the field evaluation of experimental varieties and breeding materials. You will also gain practical experience working with farm machinery and driving a truck and trailer. CPS offers a competitive salary with paid overtime. Multiple positions are available for four month summer (May-August), six month (May-October) and eight month (March-October) contracts. There is a possibility to extend contracts depending on business needs.
Full Job Description
Located within Innovation Place in Saskatoon, SK and reporting to the plant breeding technicians, you will be involved with the establishment, maintenance and harvest of nursery rows and tented seed production.
You will be responsible for the following:
- Field seed bed preparations and flagging of sites
- Seed cleaning, seed treatment and set-up of seeding envelopes
- Seeding of small plot field trials and nurseries
- Establishing and maintaining tented seed production nurseries
- Set up and operation of irrigation equipment
- Operating small plot field equipment such as tractors, seeders, sprayers and tillage tools
- Driving a truck and trailer to move equipment between sites
- Taking accurate and precise agronomic notes
- Operating a small plot combine or swather
- Harvest of selfing bags and tented seed production
- Fall land preparation, including application of herbicides and fertilizer
- Equipment calibration and maintenance
- Assisting technicians, agronomists and plant breeders with other duties as required
- Some travel may be requiredSkills/Experience
Required:
- Punctual, reliable and able to work outdoors
- A high level of attention to detail resulting in consistent outcomes
- Proven problem solving and critical thinking abilities in team and individual settings
- Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
- A valid Class 5 driver’s license
 
Preferred:
- Small plot field trial experience and/or agricultural or farm experience is an asset but not required
- Mechanical aptitude with farm machinery is an asset but not required
- Currently enrolled in or finished an undergraduate degree program in Agriculture or a related natural science
 
Salary Grade – FOP1
 
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 www.cpsagu.com/careers.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
 

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