We are looking for a person to join our Plant Breeding team! If you are interested, please have a read of the position description below!

Technical Officer (Plant Breeding)


AgXtra is a leading private agricultural research provider servicing South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, with its head office located at Newton in South Australia.  Established in 2003, AgXtra focuses on the evaluation of new and emerging crop production technology and product development, in the form of applied research trials, plant breeding trials, and research project management. Over the past 16 years the business has established an enviable reputation for its strong and supportive workplace culture, and its focus on delivering quality outcomes in a safe working environment. Research is conducted in the broadacre, viticultural and horticultural industries.

As a result of continuing growth in the business, we are seeking to appoint a Technical Officer to the Plant Breeding unit in the South Australian office. The Technical Officer is a functional role within our existing research team, and is one which will assist in the efficient planning, conduct and reporting of our plant breeding trials.

The Technical Officer will have an influential role in achieving quality standards and operational benchmarks for the work assigned, as well as for the maintenance of a range of business customer relationships within their scope. The Technical Officer may also be required to supervise and, where appropriate, provide leadership to members of our technical team and casual staff.

As directed by the Field Operations Manager and/or the Managing Director, your responsibilities will include:

Assist in the planning and conduct of plant breeding activities in key regions throughout South Australia.
Assist in the delivery of high quality data and reports for the research, selection and promotional needs of clients.
Monitor and maintain field trials, and the collection and analysis of trial data.
Maintain field maintenance records, field equipment and other company resources.
Contribute to ongoing compliance with relevant legislation and company standards. 
Establish and maintain working relationships with clients, agricultural industry representatives and organisations, other researchers, growers and the AgXtra team.
Contribute to the ongoing development of AgXtra’s operating systems and procedures.
Undertake ongoing career development training to continually enhance skills and competencies.

Required attributes:

A genuine interest in the evolution of Australian agriculture.
A desire to build a career in a pro-active and motivated research team.
Experience in practical aspects of crop production
An understanding of field crop agronomy and crop production systems.
Experience in the use and/or maintenance of farm machinery and equipment
A demonstrated high level of attention to detail.
Competency in computer use and record keeping.
Demonstrated good communication skills.
Planning and organising capabilities.
Ability to participate and contribute to team objectives.
A current Drivers License.

How to apply: For further information, or to submit an application including a covering letter and copy of your resume, please email info@agxtra.com.au, or visit our website at www.agxtra.com.au.

Closing Date for applications is the 29th March 2019.


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