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Career Postings - Come Work for Western Beef!

The WBDC is a dynamic and exciting place to work. The team players are enthusiastic and energetic. It's a place where you're exposed to a wide variety of jobs, projects, and tasks. The WBDC provides an opportunity to work with cattle in a research based environment.

We live and work in smaller rural, largely agricultural communities that are great places to live and raise a family. WBDC employs senior research scientists, an economist, technical staff, supporting ranch staff and administration and clerical staff.

WBDC seeks qualified individuals periodically for employment opportunities in the organization. 

 

Current Employment Opportunities

Ranch Hand/Project Assistant Position 1

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The Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC) is seeking a Ranch Hand/Project Assistant. The WBDC has ranch and offices in Lanigan, Humboldt, Saskatoon and Melfort.

Job Description: The Ranch Hand/Project Assistant will work in a team of about 5 and report to the Ranch Supervisor. The candidate will be involved in supporting all aspects of cow/calf ranch activities as well as some cropping activities. The candidate will also support research projects and the associated activities.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in beef cow/calf production
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • The ability to operate farm machinery
  • The ability to perform physically demanding work
  • The ability to follow detailed instructions and protocols
  • The ability to work outdoors in all weather
  • A Valid Class 5 driver’s license

Terms: The position is permanent full time working a 40 hour week and willing to work overtime and the irregular hours associated with cow/calf production. Shared accommodation will be available in the ranch house while working at the Lanigan Ranch. PAMI offers a competitive wage and an extensive benefits package.

The Company: The WBDC plays a unique and vital role in the development of the Western Canadian cattle industry. It manages a 300-head herd and 2500 acres of range and cropland for research and technology transfer. As a link between "the lab and the land", WBDC communicates directly with the research community and the cattle industry. Practical and applicable research is used to provide technologies that enable producers to become increasingly competitive in today's marketplace.

Closing Date: May 15, 2017 @5:00pm.

How to apply: Submit a covering letter and resume and at least two references, via E-mail to: jwassermann.wbdc@pami.ca

Jim Wassermann, P. Eng.
General Manager
Western Beef Development Centre
A Division of PAMI
Box 1150
Humboldt, SK
S0K 2A0
Phone: 306-682-5033 Ext 223

 

Ranch Hand/Mechanical Support Position 2

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The Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC) is seeking a Ranch Hand, with mechanical and welding skills. The WBDC has ranch and office locations at Lanigan, Humboldt, Saskatoon and Melfort.

Job Description: The Ranch Hand/Mechanic will work in a team of about 5 and report to the Ranch Supervisor. The candidate will be involved in supporting all aspects of cow/calf ranch activities as well as some cropping activities, but will provide the primary mechanical support on the ranch to repair machinery and weld as required. The candidate will also support research projects and the associated activities.

Qualifications:

  • The ability to operate, repair and weld farm machinery (Journeyman certificate not required)
  • Experience in beef cow/calf production
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • The ability to perform physically demanding work
  • The ability to follow detailed instructions and protocols
  • The ability to work outdoors in all weather
  • A Valid Class 5 driver’s license

Terms: The position is permanent full time working a 40 hour week and willing to work overtime and the irregular hours associated with cow/calf production. Shared accommodation will be available in the ranch house while working at the Lanigan Ranch. PAMI offers a competitive wage and an extensive benefits package.

The Company: The WBDC, located near Lanigan, SK, plays a unique and vital role in the development of the Western Canadian cattle industry. It manages a 300-head herd and 2500 acres of range and cropland for research and technology transfer. As a link between "the lab and the land", WBDC communicates directly with the research community and the cattle industry. Practical and applicable research is used to provide technologies that enable producers to become increasingly competitive in today's marketplace.

Closing Date: May 15, 2017 @5:00pm.

How to apply: Submit a covering letter and resume and at least two references, via E-mail to: jwassermann.wbdc@pami.ca

Jim Wassermann, P. Eng.
General Manager
Western Beef Development Centre
A Division of PAMI
Box 1150
Humboldt, SK
S0K 2A0
Phone: 306-682-5033 Ext 223

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Position – Forage Agronomy

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The Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the discipline of Forage Agronomy for a three year term (2017 to 2020).

Job Description: Under the supervision of a senior PhD research scientist, this researcher will develop and conduct research in topics relevant to the Western Canadian cow/calf industry to improve forage production in grazing and preserved forage systems, improve forage quality and livestock productivity and ensuring the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of forage/livestock systems.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a recent PhD (within 5 years) in an appropriate scientific discipline (such as Plant Science, Agronomy, Range Management, or Animal Science) and be capable of supervising students, technicians and collaborators. The candidate will be required to work outdoors during the field season and must possess a valid Canadian driver’s license. Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language are essential.

Closing Date: Until position is successfully filled. Applications will be screened initially in early April. Screening of applications will continue until position is successfully filled.

How to apply: Submit a covering letter stating how your background and qualifications match the position , a full curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your education, awards, publications, research experience, etc. and at least two letters of reference via E-mail to: jwassermann.wbdc@pami.ca

 

2017 Summer Internships
Each summer Western Beef hires up to four university students for a 4-month (May through August) internship at the Termuende Research Ranch near Lanigan, SK. Summer interns will assist in research project setup and data collection as well as general ranch duties. In June interns will be involved with the setup and hosting of the annual summer field day. Interviews are typically held in early January.

ALL SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED - WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH KALEN, MICHELLE, CASEY and TESS THIS SUMMER.

 

 

 



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