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Agriculture Technician

Departamento: Agriculture
Ubicación: 1192 Lacasse Blvd., Tecumseh, ON, N9N 2C5
Empresa: Nortera

By joining Nortera, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. We strongly believe vegetable food is THE solution to bring well-being through food to the nearly 9 billion inhabitants of our planet while preserving its resources. 

We currently have openings for Agriculture Technicians at each of our Ontario plants in Tecumseh, Strathroy, and Ingersoll. While the roles provide daily support to our overall growing regions in Southwestern Ontario, please indicate your preferred plant(s) in your application. Candidates will be contacted in early January following the holidays. 

The size of our company gives all employees the opportunity to grow, gain autonomy, and be in charge of their projects.

Por qué elegir Nortera

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program
  • Group health insurance program and telemedicine access
  • Company pickup truck
  • Company cell phone
  • Minimum 3 weeks vacation
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Reimbursement program for physical activity
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Company clothing allowance
  • Work boots and other Personal Protective Equipment provided
  • Wellness activities
  • Referral program
  • Time off for a volunteering day
  • Activities where we serve our communities
  • Opportunities for advancement within a growing company!

Tu rol diario

You'll invest the majority of your time in three key areas:

  • Develop working relationships with contracted growers, harvesters, and agriculture service providers to establish best growing practices and optimize quality vegetable production
  • Collect grower and vegetable crop data, complete reports, and update grower and crop databases
  • Establish, coordinate, and monitor vegetable production programs (peas, beans, sweet corn, and other crops) and crop research trials

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and implement planting schedules and sequencing
  • Make crop protection product recommendations for weeds, insects, and disease control
  • Ensure crops are harvested at optimum maturity and delivered on schedule
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of custom harvesting contractors and carriers relative to the needs of the production facility
  • Maintain a close link between field and processing operation
  • Regional management of growers, fields, and crops

You’ll report to the Agriculture Manager at one of our facilities and work with the Ontario Agriculture staff. Join the team that supports our partner vegetable growers in Southwestern Ontario and supplies raw product to our processing plants.

Tu perfil

You will bring the following to the business:

  • Post-secondary education in a discipline related to agriculture and relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agronomy, nutrient management, and crop protection products
  • Agronomic certification is considered an asset
  • Food processing knowledge is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated occupational health & safety competency
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Proven organizational and planning skills


  • A forward-thinking, solutions-oriented mindset to plan and create innovative campaigns
  • A proactive, self-starter approach with the ability to take initiatives and run with projects independently, working with discretion and under pressure as needed
  • A positive, energetic attitude and natural leadership qualities
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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