Grower Services Field Technician, Guelph

Last update 2023-10-01
Expires 2023-11-01
ID #1840076028
Grower Services Field Technician, Guelph
Canada, Ontario, Guelph,
Modified September 12, 2023



Interested in joining a private, family-owned, Canadian business? Maple Lodge Farms is Canada's largest poultry processor. We operate to the latest in technological, health and safety and quality standards. With rapid expansion over the years, and continued innovation and investment in growth – we are looking for committed and star players to join our team

Role Purpose:

Create a preference for growers to purchase Maple Lodge offerings including feed and chicks and delivering high quality birds for slaughter to Maple Lodge Farms. Execute the solutions required for the Maple Lodge Grower service model specializing in live bird production.

Key Accountabilities and Activities:
  • Makes daily calls on chicken farms to provide the technical consultation required to service chicks and feed, ensuring the delivery of high quality birds to MLF at the end of the growing period.
  • Attends industry functions and meetings from time to time to promote Maple Lodge Farms.
  • Monitors broilers throughout the growing period with a focus on the specific technical elements of the process (e.g. managing bronchitis, chick weights etc..).
  • Participates in Grower Services team meetings, either in person or via conference call.
  • Communicates with all Grower Services team members and senior broiler planning specialist regarding the status of accounts and the technical performance of producers.
  • Working with the Grower Services Account Management Team, manage a grower list, executing the defined grower service model ensuring the defined technical requirements are met by all MLF growers.
  • Coordinating in a team selling environment with the Grower Services Account Management team, to provide the support services required by the grower.
  • Delivering materials and knowledge related to the services provided and data captured at the grower barns.
  • Collecting and delivering data entry as required by the grower service model.
  • Policies, Processes & Procedures
  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Minimum of two years of related experience and a demonstrated understanding of the production processes as it relates to broiler production including hatchery, broiler production, feed and slaughter an asset
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), WHMIS;
  • Understanding of fundamental bio security practices
  • Team-player able to motivate others, negotiate effectively, and interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Analytical, with problem-identification and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and effective multi-tasking is essential
  • General computer skills (MS Office), Sharepoint.
Education and Certification:
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field.
  • Building Trust – Builds strong relationships on a foundation of trust, loyalty and authenticity.
  • Driving for Results – Relentlessly pursues quantifiable and measurable results: identifies areas for improvement and executes changes as necessary.
  • Communication & Listening – Encourages open and honest communication with the team, communicates messages clearly and concisely and listens attentively to others.
  • Initiative – Proactively seeks new opportunities and challenges; takes ownership and accountability for enhancing results or minimizing problems.
  • Builds Networks – Builds strong relationships with peers, partners and key stakeholders, cultivating meaningful connections.
  • Awareness & Insight – Assesses one's own abilities, understands how actions impact perceptions and thrives within our culture, climate and organization at all levels
Working conditions
  • Field Based
Accessibility statement

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for applying, however only those chosen will be contacted.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Grower services field technician

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