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Cavendish Farms
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Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.


Reporting to the Plant Breeder, the Plant Breeding Technician will assist and work with the Plant Breeding team in developing new potato varieties; with the objective of improving raw production quality, yield, and in turn overall customer satisfaction. 

The successful candidate is continuously looking for opportunities for improvement, and has the ability to quickly adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing laboratory, greenhouse activities and field trials; including setting- up and maintaining variety trials and other experimental plots;
  • Record keeping, data collection and entry;
  • Coordination and supervision of temporary seasonal activities;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Sciences;1 years experience required;
  • Working knowledge of crop science and experience in crop production are considered strong assets;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license; 
  • Must be willing and able to obtain a PEI Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is essential;
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor environment and performing physical labor (e.g. lifting up to 40 lbs.); 
  • Experience working in a farming environment would be considered an asset;
  • A positive, "can-do" attitude and willingness to work  under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions. 

Additional Job Details:

  • Work address: 25532 Main Highway #2, New Annan, PE C1N 4J9

  • Wage - $20.19 to $21.15 / hour

  • Comprehensive benefits - health, drug, dental, life, disability, retirement savings plan, vision

  • Full-Time, permanent position

  • Language of work: English

  • Criminal record check required

  • Contact information - Chad Erisman - 1 (506) 859-5992 - Erisman.Chad@cavendishfarms.com - 100 Midland Drive, Dieppe, NB, E1A 6X4

How to Apply:

Please apply online by October 28th, 2019

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Cavendish Farms Corporation 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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