Agribusiness Student

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  • Oyen

Richardson Pioneer

Job Description

At Richardson, the work we do is essential.  Every day, we work together to ensure a steady food supply for people around the world.  They count on us to perform our roles consistently and responsibly.  For this important reason, we are committed to remaining operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  As always, we maintain a strong focus on safety and quality assurance.

For more information about how we are taking additional precautions to protect the health and well-being of our candidates, colleagues, and customers, visit our Career Opportunities page.

At Richardson International, being truly invested is at the heart of everything we do.  For over 160 years, Richardson has been dedicated to Canadian agriculture.  Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  Richardson has approximately 3,000 employees across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  At Richardson, we are committed to enhancing our facilities and services and investing in our people and our communities.

Richardson Pioneer, a division of Richardson International, is Canada’s leading agribusiness.  Richardson Pioneer supports Canadian farmers throughout the growing season – providing agronomic services and advice, selling crop inputs, buying their crops at harvest and selling them to markets around the world through the most efficient network of high throughput Ag Business Centres in Western Canada.

Working with Richardson opens the door to a world of possibility.  We currently have an opportunity for an Agribusiness Summer Student at our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre located in Oyen, AB. Summer Students are responsible for providing support to our teams at Richardson Pioneer and for supporting the efficient and profitable operation of our Ag Business Centres.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with crop input retail activities

  • Scout crops for weeds, disease and insects

  • Soil & tissue testing

  • Assist with the purchase, storage and shipping of grain

  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner

  • Provide excellent customer service to our farm customers

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest and knowledge of Agriculture

  • Highly self-motivated, organized and detail oriented

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Students or graduates of an Agriculture degree or diploma program focusing on Agronomy, Plant Science or Soil Science

  • Agriculture background is considered an asset but not required

Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary and training and career development opportunities.

Interested candidates should click the Apply icon to apply online by March 29, 2022.

Richardson International values diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal People, Visible Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.