Careers in Ag Manufacturing

There are a variety of exciting careers to pursue in agriculture manufacturing – allowing people who love agriculture and its way of life to combine their career passions with a passion for agriculture. Often, these job opportunities are in rural locations. Agricultural manufacturing jobs involve the creation of new products either from raw materials or by assembling different components through physical, chemical or mechanical means. Some agricultural manufacturing is highly automated, but there are still many positions available in different fields. Those who begin a career in agricultural manufacturing can also experience growth. Some individuals begin on a production floor, move to quality assurance or control and earn promotions to management or logistics. Engineers and project managers also excel in this field. The type of jobs available depend on the size of the company and the goods being produced, a varied skill set or list of responsibilities depends on the individual position.

If you are looking for a better understanding of the types of innovative and dynamic companies that are part of the agriculture manufacturing industry to determine an exciting career path for your future, check out the company profiles below.

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Relationship Manager

Job number: R-1003743 Location: Camrose, AB


Job number: R-1003743
Location: Camrose, Alberta
Closing date: May 30th, 2022
Language(s) required: English
Worker Type: Permanent 

Passion for agriculture required:
Manage relationships with local producers and be responsible for a developing loan portfolio. You’ll work with more experienced lenders to tailor financing packages to meet your customers’ needs, including both lending and non-lending products, and help them build success. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work with customers to build financing packages that meet their business needs
  • Build relationships with FCC customers and internal partners
  • Look for opportunities to build your loan portfolio
  • Travel to visit customers on their farm or in the office
  • Analyze customer financial information
  • Create, process and approve new credit facilities 

What we’re looking for:

  • Confident communicator with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to connect and build business relationships
  • Sales and negotiation skills combined with sound judgment
  • Self-starter who embraces change
  • Organizational pro who can manage multiple priorities 

What you’ll need:

  • Degree in agriculture, business or commerce and at least one year of related ag finance or sales experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience); a professional agrologist designation is an asset
  • Drive to help others achieve their goals
  • A love for agriculture

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Data Scientist (Research and Insights)

Job number: R-1003740 Location: Regina, SK


Job number: R-1003740
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Closing date: May 27, 2022
Language(s) required: English
Worker Type: Term (Fixed Term)
Term Duration (in months): 24 

Data-driven, analytical thinker wanted
Uncover and highlight new opportunities to improve customer experience, and drive key insights from FCC’s Customer Experience Measurement program. You’ll work with business leaders and team members to design strategies and create data-driven solutions. 

What you’ll do:

  • Unlock insights from complex and diverse groupings of internal and external data or developed models to tell a story
  • Use advanced analytics techniques to enable enlightened decision-making
  • Choose appropriate ways to tell the story through words, visualization, and interpretation 

What we’re looking for:

  • Analytical thinker who can design and develop strategies that give users the information they need to make informed decisions
  • Creative thinker with research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Confident communicator who can translate knowledge for others
  • Relationship-builder comfortable making recommendations for improvement 

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, finance, business, economics, mathematics, statistics or computer science and at least four years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • In-depth understanding of statistics and mathematics combined with business domain knowledge
  • Highly proficient in visualization and analytics tools including but not limited to SAS, MS Power BI, AWS environment and tools, R, Python
  • A passion for analysis, insights and storytelling

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Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Financing

Job number: R-1003709 Location: Surrey, BC


Job number: R-1003709
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Closing date: June 6th, 2022
Language(s) required: English
Worker Type: Permanent 

Development of new markets rewarded
Manage and develop a portfolio of agribusiness and agri-food customers in your region. You’ll tailor financing packages to meet your customers’ needs and help them build financial success. 

What you’ll do:

  • Review and analyze business proposals for agribusiness and agri-food entrepreneurs
  • Use the relationship management process to identify key prospects and plan sales strategy
  • Advise customers on suitable borrowing packages including structure, conditions and security
  • Compile and analyze financial data and customer information
  • Look for opportunities to build relationships within the local business community
  • Attend trade shows, conferences and industry events 

What we’re looking for:

  • Familiarity with local agribusiness and agri-food industries
  • Strong communicator with teamwork, financial analysis and decision-making skills
  • Ability to connect and build business relationships
  • Sales and negotiation skills combined with sound judgment
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in credit risk analysis and commercial loan portfolio management 

What you’ll need:

  • An undergraduate degree and at least five years of related commercial lending experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

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Credit Policy Manager

Location: Various FCC office locations may be considered


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 05/25/2022
Worker Type: Permanent
Language(s) Required: English  

Process improvement expertise rewarded
ead credit policy and process redesign and improvement. You’ll support customer-facing staff, mitigating credit risk and enhancing the customer and employee experience.  

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with colleagues on enterprise-wide projects
  • Assess risk appetite and customer impacts
  • Design and manage credit policies and procedures
  • Evaluate recommendations and evaluate goals, deliverables and results
  • Provide informal leadership to the team on various projects  

What we’re looking for:

  • Proven leader who builds relationships and embraces change
  • Confident communicator passionate about helping others succeed
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Team player with intellectual curiosity who is driven to understand underlying issues  

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Understanding of lending policies and risk mitigation strategies
  • Proven process improvement expertise

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Strategist (Two positions available)

Location: Regina, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 05/19/2022
Worker Type: Permanent
Language(s) Required: English 

Strategist (Strategy & Portfolio team):
Join our team and lead collaborative efforts to generate enterprise-wide strategies. You’ll work with stakeholders to define direction and outcomes, advance strategic priorities, and present action options to senior executives. Your expertise in strategy development will help to clarify FCC strategies and define outcome metrics for short, medium and long terms. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead collaborative efforts to generate enterprise-wide strategies
  • Research and employ innovative design practices
  • Establish outcome metrics for short, medium and long terms
  • Partner with colleagues to clarify organizational strategies and align to outcomes
  • Create and maintain cross-functional networks
  • Assess research and analyze business requests
  • Use customer and industry insights to inform priorities and outcomes
  • Liaise with senior leadership
  • Compile intelligence for committees or Board members  

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong communicator who confidently manages multiple priorities
  • Expert strategist with sound business judgment
  • Relationship-builder and proven team player
  • Collaborator comfortable working with executive management and Board members
  • Strategic thinker able to connect evidence to opportunities
  • Curious and creative problem-solver 

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or commerce and at least six years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience); related certification is an assetIn-depth understanding of strategy development best practices
  • Expertise in strategic development to meet business needs
  • Knowledge of agriculture or financial services industries

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Saskatoon, SK


Redekop Manufacturing is a team dedicated to designing custom solutions for the agricultural industry. Our products focus is on improving crop residue management and helping farmers produce more with less. Through research and development with farmers, our flexible and nimble team rapidly innovates, engineering superior products for the global marketplace. We believe that precision seeding starts at harvest and our products improve crop emergence, reduce weed pressure, and enhance no till farming practices.

If you are passionate about helping farmers, then we would like to talk to you.

Redekop has an immediate opening in the Engineering Department for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at ourHead Office in Saskatoon, SK.

Responsibilities

  • Project ownership, taking ideas from concept to production ready design. Activities will include concept creation, prototyping, field testing and analysis, drawing creation, BOM entry and cost analysis.
  • Design of rotating equipment, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, and belt drive systems.
  • Stress analysis, FEA, calculations and other engineering related work to ensure proper design.
  • Works closely with the manufacturing and marketing departments in a team environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of design experience in a product engineering environment with emphasis in mechanical or agricultural disciplines.
  • Experience in hydraulic systems, belt drives, rotating equipment design and/or agriculture equipment design.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to use Creo Parametric, Solidworks, and/or Inventor.
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of ERP systems (EPICOR or SAP).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Machine Design.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Results orientated and capacity to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Knowledge and operation of agricultural equipment.
  • Farming experience is an asset.

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Production Labourer

Job No: BIL202107 Location: St. Brieux, SK


Bourgault Industries is looking for Production Labourers to join our manufacturing team in St. Brieux, SK. Bourgault Industries has a fast paced, collaborative environment with lots of opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you are motivated, attentive to detail and enjoy hands-on work, this is the job for you!

What does Bourgault offer?

  • Competitive wages 
  • Performance based pay increases
  • Afternoon shift premium ($2.50/hour)
  • Health & Dental benefits and a health spending account
  • Relocation/Rental Subsidy to assist with the expenses associated with moving to, or within commuting distance of the community.
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Company-wide profit sharing, and more!

The Opportunity

Bourgault Industries is looking for production team members in our Front End, Paint, and Assembly areas to produce products that meet Bourgault’s high quality standards. Entry-level applicants are welcome to apply. No Experience is required & training will be provided!

Responsibilities of these jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Following detailed procedures in the designated department
  • Operating front end equipment including CNC and manual machines
  • Blasting, coating, hanging and packaging parts
  • Assemble products coming into assembly areas from internal and external suppliers

Skills &Qualifications:

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to use power tools and read blueprints is an asset
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willing to work 2-week rotating shift
  • Able to perform physical work
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Willingness to learn!

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