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JOB TITLE: Grain & Livestock Technician

LOCATION: Val Marie, Saskatchewan

Position: Full time beginning Sept 1, 2019

SUMMARY: Assist with grain production, cattle management, grass management and feed production tasks on cow-calf (1000 cows) and grasser (1200 head) operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Supervise cows calving on pasture. Handle, move and process cattle.
  • Monitor cattle and grass conditions during grazing season. Implement grazing plan
  • Assist with timed Artificial Insemination program
  • Irrigating ‑ border dyke irrigation, and mowing ditches.
  • Contributes to feed production operations.
  • Deliver feeding program and health check cattle. Administer medications as per protocol.
  • Load and transport agricultural products. (Lift 50 pounds)
  • Repair or construct fence, corrals & other infrastructure.
  • Operate, repair, and maintain farm implements and mechanical equipment for seeding, spraying, harvesting, rock picking & cultivating.
  • Assist with farm operations as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have:

  • A passion for agriculture (soil, grass, cattle)
  • Be a self-starter
  • Excellent observational skills (to see and take action)
  • Knowledge of grass growth and grass management
  • Must be able to read and interpret maps, and navigate descriptions of land locations from verbal instruction
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually, unsupervised as directed
  • Ability to report back and have a can-do attitude
  • Be willing to learn and have a strong work ethic
  • Willing to live in a rural setting
  • If from outside of Canada prepared for culture-shock
  • If English is a second language willing to improve English language skills to be completely fluent in the first year

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years experience on a cattle or grain operation with a similarity to Western Canadian conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s License is required. To have or be willing to get a Class 1A.

PERSONALITY TRAITS: This individual should be honest, courteous, responsible, punctual and dependable; neat in appearance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift 55 pounds. Allergies to plants or livestock would be detrimental to your ability to complete the required tasks.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is outside in all weather. We operate a non-smoking, drug-free workplace.

REMUNERATION: Base hourly wage or salary, negotiable depending on experience. Housing available, Workman’s Compensation.

CONTACT FOR DETAILS: (306) 298-2268 or grantranch@sasktel.net