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About Careers in Agricultural 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.

Profiles: Careers in Ag

 

Ashley Dutchak

Ashley Dutchak
Welder – Cancade CBI Ltd.
Women in trades – Ag manufacturing embraces diversity in the workplace

Chris Morson

Chris Morson
Regional Sales Manager – Raven Industries
From Psychology to Agriculture

Gene Fraser

Gene Fraser
Sales and Marketing Specialist
Supporting people and having FUN every day

Tara Krajewski

Tara Krajewski
Brand Manager – Salford Group
Small town, big opportunities

Jordan Graber

Jordan Graber
Sales Representative – Bauman Manufacturing
Pandemic pivot leads to a new career in ag manufacturing

   

 

Current Opportunities in Ag Manufacturing

Corporate Controller

Location: Swift Current, SK


S3 Group Ltd. is currently recruiting for a Corporate Controller to join our team at our offices in Swift Current, SK. This is a full-time position starting immediately.

Since 1966, our company has been designing and building specialized equipment, products, and custom components for end-users and other manufacturers around the world. We know that being a great place to work means far more than getting paid. S3 fosters a respectful, teamwork environment where ideas are valued and everyone contributes with significance.

The ideal candidate should have strong analytical skills with well-rounded overall experience in accounting. The Corporate Controller plays a key role in cost accounting, variance analysis, account reconciliations, and monthly journal entries. The job also centers on financial statement preparation, budgeting, GST/PST returns, receivables, and payables. This is great fit for someone looking to looking to join a dynamic and growing organization where they can have a positive impact on the team around them.

Duties (include but are not limited to):

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Oversee training, setting expectations and accountability systems for administrative staff
  • Execute the business plan objectives by working proactively with a management team
  • Prepare month-end & year-end consolidated financial statements
  • Review the month-end packages prepared by the other S3 business units
  • Set up, train, and audit internal controls in all S3 business unit
  • Audit and consolidate each group's financial information on a monthly and annual basis
  • Develop and monitor internal controls specifically to hedge business & financial risks
  • Lead the annual budget process, including P&L, cash flow, and capex budgets
  • Audit and develop general ledger for simplicity and relevance for the purpose of making business decisions
  • Lead corporate financing initiatives, including financial institution negotiations and agreements
  • Lead due diligence efforts, specific to any M&A activities

Auditing Elements:

  • Ensure that all transactions are kept current, recorded accurately, and processed efficiently
  • Ensure that all transactions are representative of the reality of the business and that any estimates are made with consistently applied, business-reasonable rationale
  • Ensure accounts payable are paid appropriate to payment terms
  • Ensure accounts receivable are collected professionally in accordance with payment terms
  • Ensure payroll is processed in accordance with appropriate regulations and company policies
  • Audit inventory analysis and overhead allocation

Corporate Reporting Outline:

  • Weekly metric reporting, including sales month to date and short term cash flow projections
  • Monthly financial statements and analysis, including budget vs actual analysis
  • Monthly standard cost variance analysis
  • Other tasks as assigned

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Accounting designation or an equivalent combination of related experience and education
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 7+ years of accounting experience in a senior accounting or financial management role
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to ask critical questions, verify data, follow instructions, and employ business reasonable judgment
  • Proficiency with accounting software, MRP or ERP systems, as well as Microsoft Office Suite, including higher level skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work closely with a senior management team

Did we pique your interest? Then call us at our number (306) 773-0645 or apply online with a resume and cover letter at S3.Prevueaps.com

Production Planner

Location: Swift Current, SK


S3 Wireform, a division of S3 Group Ltd. is currently recruiting for a Production Planner to join our team at our offices in Swift Current, SK. This is a full-time position starting immediately.

Since 1966, our company has been designing and building specialized equipment, products, and custom components for end-users and other manufacturers around the world. S3 fosters a respectful, teamwork environment where ideas are valued and everyone contributes with significance.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Production Planner will be responsible for the effective utilization of company resources. The duties will focus on developing, maintaining and improving all appropriate systems that position S3 Wireform to be a world class supplier of parts and services to our customers. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and problem solving skills and also be capable of responding quickly to the ever-changing needs of the company in a professional manner.

Job Overview:

  • Maximizing process flow to ensure the most effective utilization of resources are used to meet customer delivery expectations.
  • Develop and create production schedules that ensure engineering and quality specifications are met.
  • Participate in designing and developing new systems, equipment and or methods that would improve OEE.
  • Analyze and monitor actual vs. standard times to develop opportunities for improvement.
  • Attend production meetings.
  • Generate work orders as required for, Rework, Custom and Standard products.
  • Ensure all tasks are performed with the highest regard for safety, and support the corrective action process in incident investigations.
  • Ensure Non-conformance and quality issues are closed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Assistant General Manager.
  • Assist in the development of capital project planning and monitoring.
  • Develop, maintain and email the weekly production schedule.
  • Generate, monitor, and analyze weekly Direct, Indirect and Standard Time trends report.
  • Monitor and analyze trends that could impact the production schedule and delivery times.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in manufacturing industry.
  • Manufacturing Engineering degree, Industrial Technologist are an asset. With knowledge in Lean manufacturing principles and their implementation.
  • Experience managing a wide variety of priorities in a fast-paced environment using integrated ERP/MRP systems.
  • Positive and co-operative team player taking a leadership role as required.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Microsoft tools.
  • Maintain a calm and composed demeanor in high-pressure situations.
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

Why Work at S3 Group?

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP matching and bonus programs
  • Educational & health allowances
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Challenging, respectful work environment

Did we pique your interest? Then apply online with a resume and cover letter here.

Executive Coordinator

Location: Regina, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/10/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

Strong collaboration skills needed
Provide general administrative support to the Vice-President and other colleagues in the division. 

What you’ll do:

  • Co-ordinate schedules and make travel arrangements
  • Help organize divisional events and activities
  • Help prepare and track the division’s budget
  • Plan and participate in a variety of team meetings
  • Organize and co-ordinate meeting materials 

What we’re looking for:

  • Outgoing, confident collaborator with lots of energy
  • Organized and detailed multi-tasker
  • Strong communicator who values teamwork and can work independently
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 

What you’ll need:

  • A diploma or certificate in administrative studies and at least three years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Proficiency with standard corporate software applications

APPLY NOW

Regional Marketing Manager

Location: Calgary, AB


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/20/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

Experience in the Agri-food Industry is an asset
Develop and implement event, sponsorship and program strategies that create relationship building opportunities for sales employees. 

What you’ll do:

  • Foster relationships and strengthen partnerships with leadership and sales employees
  • Provide area management teams with updates on relevant marketing tactics and strategies
  • Coordinate tactics and champion sales, marketing and community investment activities within the division
  • Gather feedback, questions and ideas from sales employees to continually improve and enhance marketing programs
  • Negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to reach mutually beneficial agreements 

What we’re looking for:

  • Proven leader who provides constructive coaching to individuals and teams
  • Trusted advisor who connects individuals and teams across different divisions
  • Innovative thinker able to prioritize, refocus and deliver successful results
  • Relationship builder who is diplomatic, curious and seeks common ground
  • Big-picture thinker able to focus on the needs within sales areas while implementing enterprise-wide strategies 

What you’ll need:

  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, agriculture or business administration and at least five years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Knowledge of FCC’s Relationship Management Process is an asset

APPLY NOW

Relationship Manager (Bilingual)

Location: Edmonton, AB


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/20/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English, French 

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. This position is designated bilingual (English and French), and the successful candidate must be able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages. 

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

APPLY NOW

Relationship Manager (Future Opportunities)

Location: Guelph, ON


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/20/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

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

What does applying for future opportunities mean?
When you apply for future opportunities, you are applying to be part of an inventory of candidates used to fill future vacancies in the location(s) listed in this job posting. As positions become available, qualified applicants may be invited to participate in further assessment. 

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:

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

APPLY NOW

Business Manager (Bilingual)

Location: St-Hyacinthe, QC


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/07/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English, French 

Leadership and analytical skills required
Use your analytical and leadership skills to provide advice and support to a divisional Vice-President.
This position is designated bilingual (English and French), and the successful candidate must be able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages. 

What you’ll do:

  • Review, summarize and recommend options for handling critical and high-priority items
  • Work with the Executive Coordinator to resolve schedule conflicts, prioritize and sequence Vice-President appointments and activities, including travel and more
  • Provide guidance to other areas of the organization, participate in enterprise committees and attend meetings on behalf of the Vice-President
  • Analyze, forecast, monitor and review budget submissions
  • Work closely with the divisional leadership team to support by providing analysis, advice and direction as needed.
  • Build relationships with partners to support divisional activities and engage in projects and initiatives that enhance customer and employee experience 

What we’re looking for:

  • Expertise analyzing and interpreting financial and operational data
  • Multi-tasker with outstanding organizational skills
  • Relationship-builder who can adapt to audiences and situations
  • Strategic thinker who uses collaboration to find the best solutions for business needs 

What you’ll need:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration or Agriculture and five years of progressive experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

APPLY NOW

Senior Developer (Site Reliability Engineer)

Location: Regina, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/06/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent
Language(s) Required: English 

Site reliability expert needed
Join the team responsible for platform engineering FCC’s AWS DevOps environment. You’ll be part of a fast-paced, forward-thinking group that continuously strives to evolve and iterate.

As an experienced Site Reliability Engineer, you’ll lead FCC’s efforts to continue to mature in this space, implementing and maintaining self-healing systems that detect and correct problems before significantly impacting customers.

You’ll make recommendations on technologies, tools and techniques to ensure the efficiency, performance and reliability of FCC’s IT systems. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Analyze and develop new code including automation, integration and unit tests 
  • Implement code fixes and support user testing  Participate in and/or lead design sessions 
  • Actively contribute to code reviews providing constructive feedback to team members 
  • Ensure technical solutions and system integrations are developed and maintained in the most efficient and effective manner  

What we’re looking for: 

  • Proficient in a chosen technology stack 
  • Communicates moderate to complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical personnel 
  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas clearly and concisely 
  • Ability to design and implement functional, easy to use frameworks  
  • Innovative problem-solver and critical thinker with a customer focus A
  • dvocate of smart, clean and maintainable code 
  • Passion for technology and software development  

What you’ll need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering and at least six years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) 

APPLY NOW

Relationship Manager

Location: Kindersley, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/14/2023 
Worker Type: Term (Fixed Term) 
Language(s) Required: English 
Term Duration (in months): 25 

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

APPLY NOW

Relationship Manager

Location: Kelowna, BC


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/24/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

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

APPLY NOW

Relationship Manager

Location: Assiniboia, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/06/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

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

APPLY NOW

Senior Developer (Linux/Java Administrator)

Location: Regina, SK


Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 02/06/2023 
Worker Type: Permanent 
Language(s) Required: English 

Linux and Java expert needed
Join the team responsible for platform engineering FCC’s AWS DevOps environment. You’ll be part of a fast-paced, forward-thinking group that continuously strives to evolve and iterate.

Using your expertise in Linux (mainly RedHat-derived distributions), Linux administration and Java, you’ll configure systems and system templates and educate others on best practices.

You’ll administer the OS and native software (Apache, NFS, Docker, System, SELinux and more), install and administer third-party software for DevOps-related tasks (Nexus, Ansible Tower and more), and troubleshoot Java-based applications.

Knowledge of AWS is a plus. The desire to automate is a must. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Analyze and develop new code including automation, integration and unit tests 
  • Implement code fixes and support user testing  
  • Participate in and/or lead design sessions 
  • Actively contribute to code reviews providing constructive feedback to team members 
  • Ensure technical solutions and system integrations are developed and maintained in the most efficient and effective manner  

What we’re looking for: 

  • Proficient in a chosen technology stack 
  • Communicates moderate to complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical personnel 
  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas clearly and concisely 
  • Ability to design and implement functional, easy to use frameworks  I
  • nnovative problem-solver and critical thinker with a customer focus 
  • Advocate of smart, clean and maintainable code 
  • Passion for technology and software development  

What you’ll need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering and at least six years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) 

APPLY NOW

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