The Department of Plant Science in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is seeking a Station Supervisor who will work as a full-time Research Technician to coordinate field, equipment and building operations at the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm and Carman Regional Facility. The successful candidate will hold a Masters of Science in Agriculture with major in Agronomy, Crop Protection or Plant Science with a minimum of 5 years field management experience conducting small-plot research and field-scale demonstrations. She/he will have extensive training and demonstrated experience in operating and maintenance of a wide range of field equipment, including plot seeders and harvesters as well as full- sized agricultural equipment. Current knowledge of modern cropping practices is
essential including weed, insect and disease management is needed. Experience in data analysis and proficiency in the use of geographical information and mapping software, spreadsheets, databases and word processing software. Supervisory experience is required. The successful candidate will hold a valid class 3 driver’s license as well as a pesticide applicators license. Must be physically capable of carrying out the full scope of duties outlined. Good organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
Reporting to the Department Head of Plant Science, the Station Supervisor supports the 164 ha agricultural field research station, 10,000 square foot research and continuing education building, and equipment storage and outbuildings located in Carman, Manitoba (located 75 km south west of Winnipeg). This property is an extension of the Department of Plant Science’s location for applied crop research, continuing education and outreach. The building is utilized for agricultural research and delivery of
academic, industry, government and community organization meetings, training and workshops. As a representative of the Department of Plant Science and the Faculty, the Technician works closely with farmers, the community and industry for outreach and engagement to build partnerships and will liaise on matters pertaining to agronomy, research, extension, site development and maintenance. The Technician supports academic staff on land use, field planning and crop rotations. She/he maintains and collects detailed records of all field and building activities, ensures the security buildings, equipment and property, coordinates
educational events and is the main contact for building emergencies. She/he supervises, orients and trains full time and seasonal
staff and is responsible for coordination of classroom, lab and research space.
Salary range: $55,000.40 – $73,509.80 per annum
Tentative Start date: March 1, 2021
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To apply please refer to posting req # 14479 on the
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