Agricultural Product Technician Job Openings by University of British Columbia in Vancouver
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University of British Columbia Recruitment 2020Agricultural Product Technician Job Opening in Vancouver
Location: VancouverPoint Grey Campus
Technicians & Research Assists
Non Union Research/Technical
Research Asst/Tech 3
Agricultural Product Technician
Faculty of Land & Food Systems
$45,035.00 (minimum)$49,112.00 (midpoint)$53,190.00 (maximum)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date:
Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
Embodying UBC's aspiration to be a "living laboratory", The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm provides experiential learning opportunities for students and is a base for both research and community projects. CSFS operates on a cost-recovery basis and farm product sales are a significant source of operating revenue. Working under the supervision of the Farm Manager (Agroecology Field Technician), the Product Technician coordinates the processing ( harvest, washing and packing), inventory, and sale of agricultural products grown and is involved with day-to-day harvest and processing operations, development of the annual farm reports and the support of the maintenance of this revenue source through a mix of direct-sales strategies. These sales activities and associated record keeping intrinsically form a part of the academic programming at the CSFS and substantially inform production decisions. Sales and harvest data collected and organized by the Product Technician provide the raw material that allows development of an academically diverse range of studies conducted by faculty, staff and students, research projects and agricultural production at the Farm.
This position reports to the Farm Manager (Agroecology Field Technician) and works closely with other CSFS staff, student workers, interns and volunteers. Liaises with faculty and staff within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and other units on campus and externally to off-campus stakeholders.
Coordinates the processing, storage, and sale of agricultural products through a balanced mix of scale-appropriate venues including farmers' markets, direct sales, and a CSA produce box program.
Oversees in-house database by maintaining, monitoring and manipulating high volumes of harvest, sales and inventory data and generates reports.
Coordinates weekly harvest planning based on market demand and product supply.
Works with the Farm Manager and crop production technicians to create annual farm reports of production and sales activities.
Involved in planning, prioritizing and performing day-to-day field operations including plant propagation, seeding, weed management, harvest and post-harvest processing. These duties ensure consistent and marketable yields of a variety of vegetable and fruit crops.
Assists with product development and production planning
Performs quantitative analyses of sales and harvest data to inform sales and production decisions. Provides relevant data to students and researchers upon request.
Coordinates, monitors, and ensures the implementation and enforcement of best management practices for produce processing and handling. Through these actions, the technician optimizes the nutrient content, shelf life, and food safety of products grown and sold by the farm.
Develops, maintains and ensures implementation of a food safety plan.
Provides practical instruction for student workers, interns, and volunteers on quality control standards, database management, sales, and processing activities
- Initiates, develops and maintains partnerships with on- and off-campus stakeholders to identify and develop potential new markets for farm products.
Procures and/or maintains harvesting, processing, sales, and delivery equipment including hardware and tools, delivery vehicles, data collection and management tools, and supply of marketing and packaging materials.
Assists CSFS Office Manager with point of sale (POS) training and compliance with UBC Finance and PCI (Payment Card Industry) policies and procedures.
Acts as Primary Floor Warden for harvest and processing areas, ensures areas are kept safe, clear of hazards, well-organized and maintained.
Communicates with customers in-person, via phone, and e-mail.
Liaises with Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, LFS Development office and other departments at UBC to support external events, including providing produce and materials, as required
Liaises with Saturday Market Coordinator for promotion and logistics issues related to the Market.
Performs other duties as required.
May elect to take on other responsibilities on a project basis during the off-season.
Reports to the Farm Manager (Agroecology Field Technician). During the production season (May-October), the Farm Manager provides regular input into larger decisions that the Product Technician faces, but routine harvest, processing, sales, and data collection activities are coordinated by the Product Technician with minimal supervision. In the off season (November-April), supervision of the Product Technician's work occurs on an irregular project basis.
During the production season (May-October), the Product Technician may direct up to 140 hrs/wk of work performed by student workers or miscellaneous farm workers. In the event that any of these groups work regular hours under the direction of the Farm Manager or another staff member, the Product Technician's supervisory responsibility will extend only to the extent that he or she directs the students'/staff work. The Product Technician may also supervise volunteers as needed and up to two part time (~10 hr/wk) student interns. In all cases, he or she is responsible for prioritizing, delegating and reviewing tasks to the workers, interns and volunteers that are appropriate to their skill level.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The day-to-day decisions regarding farm product processing and sales have a considerable impact on the financial viability of the UBC Farm and the quality of the research and academic programming at the CSFS. The Product Technician has a high degree of responsibility for maintaining accurate harvest and sales records, achieving sales targets, and ensuring that best management practices for produce processing and handling are followed. The Product Technician will review high-impact decisions with the Farm Manager and/or Operations Director.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Relevant discipline such as Agricultural Sciences or related field. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with produce management with demonstrated knowledge of local and organic agricultural production practices and trends. Experience with direct farm sales operations and project coordination. Demonstrated ability to provide practical and theoretical instruction in a small group or one-on-one setting. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient manner. Ability to prioritize, adapt and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage and manipulate data using Excel (at an intermediate level such as constructing pivot tables) and accounting programs such as Simply Accounting or Freshbooks. Ability to operate, program and extract relevant data from point of sale systems. Ability to operate a normal range of office and farm equipment. Ability to exercise tact and discretion. Valid Class 5 Drivers License. Ability to work most Saturdays from May through October. Ability to effectively train, supervise, and motivate workers and volunteers. Physical ability to perform the duties of the job both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures (walk-in coolers), where work in extreme weather may be required. Repeated lifting of produce crates up to 40 lbs in weight is required.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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