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GIS Technician - Agriculture

Location: Irricana, Alberta, Canada

Department: Geomatics

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Work Environment and Culture

We are a rapidly growing company that provides innovative solutions to farm management. We’re passionate about transforming agriculture and our tech division is using innovative methods to help farms make better, more sustainable management decisions.

We want you to come to work, because you are passionate to challenge yourself intellectually and creatively, and enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of talented individuals. Our office environment aims to cultivate the unique talent of each member of the team, and we always treat each other with professionalism and respect.

Although we are passionate about our work, we also recognize the importance of keeping a healthy work/life balance and encourage both personal and professional development.  The seasonal nature of our industry makes for busy times in the year but also allows for flexibility when the work is done.

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Reports to: Office Manager 
Based out of: Head Office, located in Irricana, Alberta – reliable transportation required 
Position Type: F/T Permanent 
Hourly: Competitive Rate and Excellent Benefits!

We are looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, being part of a team and takes pride in their career to join our team in the capacity of GIS Technician in our Irricana, AB office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • GIS Mapping for crop farming including: field boundary creation; processing and analysis of yield data; analysis of aerial and satellite imagery, and creation of prescription maps for variable rate application of fertilizer, seed, insecticide and fungicide; and preparation of relevant agronomical files for the Decisive Farming database.
  • Participate and assist with various research projects using GIS based applications.
  • Work closely with agronomy staff to finalize customer requirements Provide support to other GIS team members.
  • Support the Decisive Farming team environment by assisting other team members in their respective roles.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Knowledge and Skill

  • A degree in GIS or Geomatics discipline or advanced GIS Diploma in a technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience in the agriculture industry, specifically with crop farming. 
  • Must have strong computer aptitude and a solid understanding of GIS/GPS/Remote Sensing. 
  • Experience with ArcGIS model builder, python scripting and ArcGIS Server will be considered as assets.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

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