MBFI Job Opening- Farm Technician
January 31, 2019
JOB OPENING – FARM TECHNICIAN
Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Inc. (MBFI) is a centre of agricultural innovation engaging in science-
based research and on-farm demonstration to support the beef and forage production sectors. MBFI is
seeking a highly motivated Full-time Farm Technician to lead farm operations and support research and
Animal husbandry for all classes of cattle including selection, breeding, and calving. Responsible for identification of herd health concerns, and ensuring safe transportation of cattle.
Operate, calibrate, conduct safety inspections, and maintain research and farm equipment. Day-to-day operation of farm and research activities include mowing, snowploughing, fencing, remote water supply set up, seeding, weed and pest control, and harvesting for annual and perennial crops.
Safety officer at all MBFI sites
Experience is defined as working full-time and having a breadth of decision-making for a typical
extensive livestock farm operation.
Grade 12 high school diploma, or equivalent.
Five (5) years experience in beef cattle and forage production.
Valid Class 5 driver’s licence, work requires travel between farm sites.
Mechanical aptitude with experience operating farm tractors, implements, and towing trailers.
Strong communication skills in English with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Ability to work independently and in collaborative team settings.
Duties require flexible hours with overtime in peak agricultural seasons.
Position involves physical work, heavy lifting, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Post-secondary education in agriculture, and eligible as Professional or Technical Agrologist
Experience in grassland management
Valid agricultural pesticide applicator certification
Valid Class 1 or 3 driver’s licence
Experience performing artificial insemination
Background in mechanics, welding, carpentry, plumbing or electrical.
MBFI is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all well
qualified candidates. MBFI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY
MBFI will accept applications until February 22nd, 2019. Interested applicants please forward a cover
letter and resume to: email@example.com