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.
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. Applicants must have access to a reliable motor vehicle and valid BC (or equivalent) driver’s license. References will be requested.
Length of Employment:
- 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
Varying start dates between April 3, 2017 and May 16, 2017 until the end of August 2017.
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 $0.42/km for use of personal vehicle from job site to job site. Vacation pay (4%) is paid out with each pay cheque.
Delta, Cloverdale, Richmond, Langley, Abbotsford, Pitt Meadows.
E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. provides IPM services to growers of vegetable and berry crops in the Fraser Valley. At present, the bulk of the 8000+ 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).