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Crop Breeding Technician

Advertiser: Australian Grain Technologies (AGT)More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
4 Mar 2019
Northam & Wheatbelt
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Agronomy & Farm Services

Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is a leading field crop breeding company with an established brand and market leading varieties. 

AGT is a great place to work and grow your career. Talented employees are the key to our success. We recognise and reward performance and provide training and growth opportunities for high performing individuals. Our culture and grower benefit focus makes AGT a desirable employer in the agricultural industry.

About the role

In this role you will be working as part of a highly motivated team conducting agricultural research in the field and based at our facility in Northam, Western Australia to develop new Wheat, Barley and Lupin varieties for WA growers. With opportunities for intra and interstate travel, you will be working as part of a specialised team on all aspects of conducting field and laboratory research to support the breeding programs. Experience in this type of work is desirable but not essential as full on the job training is provided for the right candidate.

We are looking for hardworking and friendly personable applicants with a “can do” attitude.  You will need to be able to follow instruction and protocols and be happy to ask questions when you do not understand or need more information.  Showing initiative is valued as is excellent communication skills, eye for detail, problem solving skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  

Responsibilities may include

  • Seeding, agronomic management and harvesting of field trials using state of the art trial equipment
  • Sample handling, cleaning and packing for field experiments
  • Assisting with conducting laboratory experiments and in-season data collection and management

Desirable Skills

  • Heavy vehicles driving licence
  • Sound mechanical knowledge
  • Australian Chemical Users Permit
  • Forklift licence
  • Microsoft Office skills

We require resourceful applicants who are able to undertake physically strenuous outdoors work.  If you have a broad range of agricultural skills or have an aptitude and willingness to learn then this may be the ideal role for you.

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For further information about AGT please visit our website

Closing date for applications is 24 March 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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