Integrated pest management technicians work in a team to collect pest (insect, mite, disease, and weed) information that is used to help growers achieve more effective pest control. Positions involve working outdoors in all weather conditions 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.
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 and end dates between April 2, 2018 and May 22, 2018 until the end of August 2018.
This position is paid hourly at $13.00/hr in bi-weekly pay periods. The work week is 32-40 hours. Mileage is paid at $0.45 /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).
Heidi van Dokkumburg