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Temporary position (full time) as replacement for a regular employee assigned to another unit. Fixed-term (possibility of renewal).
Participates in day-to-day operations in the Field unit for most of the year, but depending on teaching and research demands as well as seasonal production needs, may be required to assist in other Macdonald campus farm units. The performance of tasks in the Field unit may require a non-standard work shift or work week.
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs a variety of specialized technical tasks in the field of agronomy. Participates in projects and experiments. Organizes schedule of land and equipment use. Assesses field site characteristics. Coordinates provision of equipment. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Maintains equipment. Maintains records.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
(i) Participates in projects and experiments in the field of agronomy. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of the projects. Reviews, selects and modifies methodology. Assumes responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects.
(ii) Performs a variety of specialized technical tasks such as assessing field site characteristics and selecting field locations, and determining requirements for fertilizers and pesticides.
(iii) Participates in the production, harvest, storage and sale of seeds and crops.
(iv) Organizes schedule of land and equipment use. Assesses needs and coordinates provision of equipment and materials.
(v) Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.
(vii) Ensures the proper use of equipment and compliance with safety regulations. Ensures proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
(viii) Maintains equipment and performs repairs. Arranges for servicing.
(xi) Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.
The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to operate a farm tractor and specialized machinery/harvesting implements (combine and forage harvesters, discbine, balers, skid steer, sprayer, tillage instruments, etc.), and use hand & power tools, torches and welding machine. Demonstrated ability to handle large farm animals. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to train students and interact well with others. Strong proven ability to troubleshoot problems with malfunctioning equipment, to disassemble, repair and reassemble machinery such as engines, drive trains, hydraulic systems, bearings, augers, pumps, conveyors, silo unloaders, feed mixers and carts, etc.). Demonstrated knowledge of practices related to large-scale production of crops such as alfalfa forage, hay, corn, soybeans, etc. Being licensed pesticide applicator, an asset Must be able to perform very strenuous physical duties, including repetitive bending and crouching, lifting/carrying heavy weights (up to 50 lbs.), pushing/pulling, climbing ladders. Attention to detail in all aspects of work. Basic ability to record data in a computer and use e-mail. Seasonal nature of tasks occasionally requires a non-standard work shift or work week. Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold or wet conditions. Valid driver's license (4b) required.
Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing. The level of English required for this position has been assessed at a level #3 (advanced) for verbal, and a level 2 (intermediate) for written, on a scale of 0-4.”
Minimum Education and Experience:
DEC III - Horticulture 2 Years Related Experience / DEC III - Farm Management
(MUNACA Level G) $31.19 - $38.65
40 (Full time)
General-Manager Campus Farm
Position End Date (If applicable):
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