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Precision Ag Summer Intern

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Job ID 158732 Date posted 10/21/2021 Location : Griffin, Canada | Carlyle, Canada | Carnduff, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Position Application:

Candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. 

Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Internships at Precision Ag:

Envision an internship where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. Internships are 16 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will tackle real challenges, nurture your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and form relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce!

Position Overview:

As an intern you will gain exposure in retail sales, agronomy, and operations. This internship is an excellent point of entry for development into other career opportunities.

Agronomy - Learn to identify weeds, crop diseases, stage growth, plant populations, insect problems, nutrient deficiencies, and soil problems. Interns will work with location Agronomy and Sales team to plan and execute customer events. Assistance with setting up customer demonstration trials will also be a responsibility. An Agronomist will be working with you to provide training as needed and meet weekly with other location team members to discuss issues and findings.

Operations/Crop Inputs - Learn about the operations of a crop inputs asset, this will include loading and unloading  product shipments, blending seed and fertilizer, maintenance, and general day to day duties.

Retail Sales – Assist with crop input retail activities such as receiving and shipping crop input merchandise, become familiar with fertilizers and pesticide product and services we provide our customers. Interns will be trained on the various chemicals and fertilizers we sell to provide recommendations and solutions to meet our customers needs.

A vehicle, cell phone and other required technology will be provided as required.

Internship Programming:

  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement is offered to those who qualify (based on mileage)
  • Internships are paid and are at least 16 weeks in duration.
  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn may be offered a full-time position for the following year.
  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

Job Locations:

Saskatchewan: Griffin

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma from an accredited program graduating between December 2022 and August 2024
  • Able to complete a 16-week internship May - August 2022
  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record
  • Ability to work in environmental conditions where there is a potential exposure to sun, wind, rain, pollen, dust, and insects
  • Ability to work with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills and comfortable working independently
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in Canada
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Plant Science or Soils Science
  • Previous agriculture experience, sales experience and/or scouting experience

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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