Soil Sample/Field Technician

Location: Ailsa Craig

Zone: Ontario

Type: Crop Services

Posted: 08-31-2020

Expires: 09-30-2020

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Hensall Co-op is seeking a Soil Sample / Field Technician. This position will be responsible for the collection of soil samples and GPS field mapping across Hensall Co-op’s footprint in Southwestern Ontario. Individual will work on state of-the-art Soil Optix system using soil scanning and field mapping. This position is Seasonal, working out of the Ailsa Craig location.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extraction of representative soil cores for soil sample submission
  • Field equipment to include pickup truck/trailer, John Deere Gator equipped with Soil Optix Scanner and Wintex automatic sampler
  • There will be some cases where hand soil probing would be required
  • Effectively operate GPS equipment for map-making and recording geo-referenced sample locations
  • Accurately complete detailed paperwork and submission forms for all samples
  • Travel to assigned rural locations. Distance as such that would be home daily
  • Communicate regularly with manager, clients, and Field Marketer sales representatives
  • Prepare and process data collected from Soil Optix using templates in place
  • Maintain Hensall Co-op precision ag/soil sampling files by customer
  • Uploading soil scans for submission to Soil Optix. Once data is processed and returned individual will download for further processing in SMS software templates.
  • Use of Farmsworks, SMS software

Job Requirements:

  • Strong agricultural cropping background
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make deadlines for required tasks
  • Good organizational skills to assist in multi-tasking
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner


Required Qualifications:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Agriculture background would be an asset
  • General knowledge of Precision Ag Software such as Farmworks or SMS
  • Valid G Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract
  • In house – WHMIS, TDG, forklift, O.H.&S, warehousing training

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume through the online portal.


Hensall Co-op is committed to employment equity and

encourages members of the four designated groups to apply.

Accommodation will be made upon request.