Situation Vacant Bayer CropScience Ltd - Vacancy: Farm Technician - Cambridge

Vacancy: Farm Technician

Fixed Term Contract: 2 Year Contract (until April 2022)


We have an exciting opportunity for a Farm Technician who will report to the Farm Manager at our Field Stations in Little Shelford and Great Chishill. Our field stations provide support to the global Agronomic Development programme and EU zonal development programme for our products. Bayer CropScience Ltd owns two Field Stations, which require particular agronomic practices in order to facilitate effective Field Trials and residue work to GEP or GLP standards. The field station team also provides drilling and harvesting support to regionally based agronomists.

In this role you would have the following responsibilities:

  1. Supporting the Farm Manager and Senior Farm Technician in providing suitable crops and facilities for Field Trials work on Bayer CropScience Ltd Field Stations.
  2. Supporting the Farm Manager in achieving the Field Stations objectives.
  3. Providing agronomic and mechanical resource and support for the Agronomists, on the field stations and in the regions.
Key Accountabilities

  1. To perform all tasks and operations on the field stations, as directed by the Farm Manager or Senior Farm Technician.
  2. To participate actively with the Farm Manager to identify training requirements and record training received, in order to enable the company to maintain a workforce with skills and knowledge appropriate to the business objectives.
  3. To promote, audit and enforce, throughout all aspects of the job holders influence, the Company’s quality and loss control policy in order to secure the health and safety of the workforce, protection of the environment and local community, and compliance with the law.
  4. To assist in the trials programme by providing expertise in the operation of agricultural machinery and specialist trials equipment in a precise and accurate manner.
  5. To provide specific services to the team of Agronomists, to include:-
  6. Management of irrigation equipment.
  7. Spraying and fertiliser applications on the Field Stations.
  8. Drilling and harvesting operations in regional areas and on the Field Stations.
The successful candidate will need:

  1. Sound understanding and knowledge, (minimum 2 years’ practical experience), of UK agronomic practises.
  2. To be self-motivated and able to communicate effectively both internally and externally.
  3. B + E licence for towing trailers desirable but not essential.
  4. NPTC PA1, PA2 and PA6 desirable but not essential as training will be given.
  5. Rough terrain telehandler certificate desirable but not essential.

At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. Reward is important to us, employees benefit from excellent employment conditions, such as:

  • competitive salary and performance bonus
  • •25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • •Private Healthcare, generous pension scheme and Life Insurance
  • •Employee discount scheme
  • •International career possibilities
Are you up for the challenge? If so, please apply below.

If you would like more information please email the team at [email protected]

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...