Summer Job Opportunity with E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. Summer Job Description

Position: IPM Field Technician (Vegetable and Berry Crops)           

Description: Integrated pest management technicians work in a team to collect pest (insect, mite, disease, weed) information that is used to help growers achieve more effective pest control. Positions involve working outdoors in all weather in co-operation with a team of other technicians and supervisors. The position involves extensive driving throughout the Fraser Valley.

 

Experience and Skills Gained: Field technicians gain experience in insect, mite, weed and disease identification. Field work, time management, collecting and organizing data are additional skills that are developed. Technicians gain a well-balanced view of both local and global agricultural issues. Former technicians have gone on to summer/permanent jobs at Agriculture Canada, Ministry of Agriculture, and other agri-businesses.

 

Qualifications: This position is suitable to applicants who possess a mature work ethic, are interested in agriculture or related disciplines, in good physical health, and interested in working outdoors. Access to a reliable motor vehicle and valid BC (or equivalent) drivers license. References will be requested.

 

Responsibilities:

Monitor vegetable and/or berry crops for insects, mites, diseases and weeds

Complete field data sheets

Inform supervisors of any problems or irregularities in the fields being monitored

Organize and file field data

Assist on research projects (as available)

Other duties as required

 

Salary: This position is paid hourly at $12.00/hr in bi-weekly pay periods. The work week is 32-40 hours. Mileage is paid at $.42 /Km for use of personal vehicle from job site to job site. Vacation pay (4%) is paid out with each pay cheque.

 

Location: Delta, Cloverdale, Richmond, Langley, Abbotsford, Pitt Meadows.

 

Company Information: E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. provides IPM services to growers of vegetable and berry crops in the Fraser Valley. At present, the bulk of the 6000+ acres of crops we monitor is made up of potato, cranberry, and blueberry. Additional crops include cole crops, other berries (strawberry, raspberry), cucurbits and other root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, beets). For more information: www.escrop.com

 

E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.,

6145 171A Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 5S1

604-278-6562

Contact Kiara Jack: kiara@escrop.com