Trainee Research Technician – FILLED BY US!
Work amongst an experienced team to implement a broadacre yield trial program for a global agricultural company.
Who will you work for?
A well known business that is integrated into the global canola breeding network with locations in North America, Europe, Chile and Australia. These roles provide candidates the opportunity to work in an established breeding program that promotes cutting edge breeding tools and techniques. This company has been breeding canola in Australia for 23 years and has developed industry leading germplasm that commercialized under the Pioneer brand.
As an employee you will be exposed to a positive, innovative and professional environment. An environment that will encourage you to continue to develop your technical, people management and commercial skills.
The role itself?
In this role you will be involved in the establishment and management of the Yield Trial research program with the guidance from a senior technician. You will ensure the delivery of high quality trial sites, managed for optimal agronomic performance with close attention paid to crop nutrition, plant health, trial presentation, site hygiene and timely operations.
Your day to day activities in this role will include:
Identifying trial sites and liaising with cooperators
Marking out trial sites according to company and industry policy
Irrigation systems operation and management
Safely operating a forklift and HC truck (licensing/training can be provided once in role)
Trained in use of drone data capture
Developing and maintaining relationships with all colleagues, auxiliary staff and managers
Ensuring that program is developed and implemented, with consultation with colleagues and operations manager
Communicating and liaising with all colleagues in a professional and timely manner
Setting up planters, sprayers and harvest equipment
Ensuring detailed and accurate reports are submitted and that strategies and tactics are appropriately updated as approved.
Showing initiative and an ability to learn new skills and tasks demonstrated by senior research technician
What kind of person will fit the role?
The perfect person for this role would be someone with tertiary plant science qualifications, proven academic communication skills and previous exposure to a broadacre farming system. A person that has an ability to communicate, maintain and develop relationships whilst providing quality analysis and information.
How will you be rewarded?
You will be rewarded for your contributions to the business with an attractive salary (proportionate to your experience and skill set), 9.5% superannuation and a fully maintained vehicle.
If you would like more information on this role or have any other questions, please make contact with Josh for a confidential conversation.
01 April 2019