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Seed Orchard Technician

At J.D. Irving, Limited, you are part of an energetic team of professionals who lead with integrity and are passionate about achieving results.  With a culture that nurtures talent and creates an inclusive workplace, you can grow your career across our diverse operating divisions.


Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States.

J.D. Irving, Limited is currently seeking candidates for a Seed Orchard Technician position at the Parkindale Seed Orchard located in Elgin, NB. 


  • Coordinating and participating in annual tree breeding, cone picking from mature spruce trees and seed extraction operations.
  • Acting as a Lead Hand for a team of labourers, including work planning and coordination.
  • Providing training and guidance to team members.
  • Data collection and record keeping.
  • Monitoring and management for orchard pests such as insects and varmint.
  • Operating tractors and other machinery and equipment including string trimmers.
  • Performing manual duties to maintain landscaped environments including but not limited to mowing lawns, weed trimming, pruning trees, irrigation, snow removal and general maintenance.


  • Post-secondary education in forestry, agriculture or biology preferred.
  • Basic MS Excel.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong people and organizational skills.
  • Previous experience as a lead hand or supervisor would be considered an asset.
  • Work in various weather conditions; heat, humidity, rain, etc.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding job functions.
  • Communication skills including clarifying directions, motivating the team to a common goal and sharing information.
  • A valid driver’s license

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online.

We appreciate your interest in our company!  The initial review of applications will begin on the deadline date for applying.  Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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