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Positions:
Plant Breeding Technician
Location:
New Annan
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
As Soon As Possible
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
Required Skills:
Post-secondary education in Agricultural Sciences;1 years experience preferred;
Working knowledge of crop science and experience in crop production are considered strong assets;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Must hold a valid driver’s license;
Must be willing and able to obtain a PEI Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is essential;
Comfortable working in an outdoor environment and performing physical labor (e.g. lifting up to 40 lbs.);
Experience working in a farming environment would be considered an asset;
A positive, “can-do” attitude and willingness to work under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions.
Job Experience:
Experience would be an asset
Job Description:
Reporting to the Plant Breeder, the Plant Breeding Technician will assist and work with the Plant Breeding team in developing new potato varieties; with the objective of improving raw production quality, yield, and in turn overall customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate is continuously looking for opportunities for improvement, and has the ability to quickly adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Performing laboratory, greenhouse activities and field trials; including setting- up and maintaining variety trials and other experimental plots;
Record keeping, data collection and entry;
Coordination and supervision of temporary seasonal activities;
All other duties as assigned.
Wages:
$20.19-$21.64 per hour for 40 hours per week
Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits – health, drug, dental, life, disability, retirement savings plan
To Apply:
Cavendish Farms Agri Division 
Contact information – Chad Erisman –
1 (506) 859-5992 – Erisman.Chad@cavendishfarms.com –
100 Midland Drive, Dieppe, NB, E1A 6X4