Agronomy Technician in Great Falls, MT at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/12/2018
  • Job ID:
    822138

Job Description


Agronomy Technician 

Great Falls, MT

Due to the nature of work in agriculture, work hours will be variable and may include overtime and weekends. Typical work schedule will result in 35-45 hours per week. 

Position Overview: 

  • As an agronomy technician, you will work with the Research Agronomist to manage and maintain canola research plots in Montana.
  • The private research trials that you manage will be used in the evaluation of specialty canola oil varieties with commercial potential. We are looking for highly ambitious, innovative, have desire for continuous learning and are able to quickly adapt to a rapidly evolving and highly motivated research team environment. 
     

Job tasks: 

  • You will assist in successful research trial management, which includes seeding, cultivating, spraying, harvesting, and data collection.
  • You will operate and perform some maintenance on small plot equipment including seeders, sprayers, swathers, and combines.
  • You will work with an interdisciplinary team including other research and support teams to organize resources effectively and to meet all business objectives. 
    Due to the nature of work in agriculture, work hours will be variable and may include overtime and weekends.
  • Typical work schedule will result in 35-45 hours per week. 
     

Required

  • High school diploma 
  • Experience in Agriculture 
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate machinery 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivated and attentive to detail 
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, decision making, and organizational skills 
  • Willing to travel if needed 
  • A valid US driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in the United States 
     

Preferred: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree in an agricultural discipline 
  • CDL endorsement 
     

Work Environment: Professional/ Agricultural field setting 

Dress Code/Required PPE: All PPE needed will be provided. Dress code is casual, significant amount of work will be outdoors, so appropriate clothing is needed (boots/shoes, jeans, jackets, etc.)



Candidate must pass Sterling background check, drug screen (5 panel with expanded opiates), pre-employment physical, lifting assessment and mobility assessment.