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Position Title: Farm of the Future Intern

Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time

Requisition ID: 13020 


This temporary full-time role will commence in April 2022.



 Summary of Position

The technical intern must be able to operate all farm equipment on the farm. Critical jobs will be operating the potato planter, crop sprayer and potato harvester. The person must be executing all the other operations and general farm jobs when required. The person will support and perform farm equipment maintenance and modifications with help of farm’s Technical Lead. Under the supervision of the Technical Lead, the technical intern will be responsible of instructing and explaining daily task to general farm staff and to ensure that the tasks are performed to satisfaction.



Minimum to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual must regularly lift or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Candidate must have the knowledge to operate farm equipment, a valid (truck) driver’s license to operate heavy equipment and pesticide applicator license or willing to write exams to have them.   



Summary of Qualifications

  • Experienced in operation farm machinery.
  • Computer literate, experience in operation agricultural GPS system.
  • Knowledge of machinery and emerging agriculture technologies.
  • Passion to learn new technologies and develop new skills.
  • Experience with potato production is an asset.
  • Attention to detail, dependability, a positive attitude and ability to work well both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Proven farm equipment maintenance skills.
  • Good communication skills.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following


  • Operating potato planter and harvester, crop sprayer and grain harvester
  • Maintenance on farm equipment
  • Lead and instruct the team of farm workers
  • Ability to think outside the box and to provide creative solutions  


Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  
  • Employee will be required to perform duties in an agricultural setting to include potato fields and potato storages.
  • Employee is expected to be open to workday with mixture of both indoor and outdoor work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and telephone keyboard and talk or hear.
  • Requires visual acuity to focus on desktop and/or laptop computer screen.
  • Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening.
  • Work demands may fluctuate seasonally related to farming cycles, especially during planting and harvesting.


This description covers the basic functions of the job and is not intended to provide a complete listing of every individual feature of the job listed. 


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities. It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).

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Job Family: Agriculture 

Location(s): Florenceville, NB

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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