Seed Technician Assistant - Lethbridge, AB

Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce currently. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, we have established industry-leading products because we give people like you the freedom to make real decisions. We also have professional development programs and a history of building careers. After all, you’ll solve what could be mankind’s greatest challenge. Are you ready to start dreaming bigger? Summer Student Positions
From your first day, you’ll be a contributing member of the team with meaningful responsibilities, which allows you to have a realistic look at a career with Monsanto. You’ll gain valuable experience and developmental feedback through paid, full-time positions. The program helps us assess your career potential as the majority of our ‘new graduate’ hiring comes from our past summer students. It’s a great way to get the inside track on how an industry leader like Monsanto works.
Monsanto Canada is seeking highly motivated Seed Technician Assistants for summer 2018. The terms of these positions may vary slightly based on environmental conditions and availability of candidates. This is an ideal opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture to experience working with world class researchers, agronomists and plant breeders in a leading agricultural company. Seed Technician Assistants are responsible for assisting the site personnel in all facets of seed production during the growing season. Duties may include:
  • Assisting Seed Technicians in the accurate and timely delivery of parent seed to the growers and fields.
  • 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.
  • Conducting counts of pollination units placed in the production fields.
  • Scouting production fields to be used in future years and identifying volunteer plants and problem weeds.
  • Supervising crews in the field responsible for hand removing undesired plants
  • Reading, understanding and following all standard operating procedures, safety policies and training documents relating to the listed duties.

Qualifications:
  • Agriculture Degree or Diploma student or graduate
  • Appropriate provincial drivers license
  • A farming background or relevant experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organization and time management skills
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