Facility Assistant, Ag (Unity, SK)

Unity, SK
Job Type:
Close Date:
Professional Areas:
Grain Handling and Crop Inputs



Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing responsibilities in receiving, warehousing and shipping of crop inputs, on assigned shifts. This role requires regular and ongoing direct contact with customers in the delivery of high quality service.
  • Assists in analyzing market trends and competitiveness; financial statement, shipping and audit results. Reviews the marketing and financial goals and assists in the implementation of action plans to achieve desired goals.
  • Assists in identifying customer needs and maintenance of customer profiles. Sells crop inputs and services. Provides customers with the most up-to-date information on farming practices and agricultural products and services. Assists in planning and setting up product displays. Takes soil tests. Completes sales and handling related documentation. Provides quality service to customers.
  • Assists in co-ordinating the receipt and storing of crop inputs within the facility. Checks for damaged articles, quality and quantity and records quantities received and reports to manager/supervisor with regard to damaged items and shortages. Plans and co-ordinates the proper warehousing of product. Operates and services equipment used in the movement of crop inputs. Operates by industry regulations in the handling and storage of grain and crop inputs. Completes related documentation.
  • Draws farm supplies from stock to fill customer and country elevator orders. Makes deliveries or assists with the co-ordination of shipment with the transportation organization. Assists in the identification of blending opportunities. Completes crop inputs shipping documentation.
  • Co-ordinates warehouse space with shipping and receiving. Maintains crop inputs product condition by turning and monitoring. Conducts regular inventory checks.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of a positive image program. Provides information on the various regulatory bodies and their regulations. Participates in local community activities. Promotes the services of the facility.
  • Operates by health, safety and fire prevention procedures and regulations.
  • Keeps facilities and grounds clean and tidy, well maintained, and free of fire hazards. Carries out a regular preventative maintenance program and conducts minor repairs.
  •  Maintains stock control records.
  • Performs other related duties.


One year agri-business (grain and/or crop inputs) experience is preferred. Completion of a university level degree, diploma or certificate would be preferred.  Grade XII or equivalent. Must be willing to enroll and work toward the completion of the Agri-Business Certificate Program or equivalent.

Requires Crop Protection Institute (CPI) Certification if working out of crop protection product warehouse. Requires Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification if required to transport crop protection products. Demonstrated customer service orientation. Demonstrated knowledge of modern farm practices and industry regulations. Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships. Demonstrated ability to meet and deal with the public effectively. An aptitude to analyze markets. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as well as time management skills. Proven ability to work independently. Mechanical ability to operate and maintain grain processing and crop inputs equipment. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the functions of the job. Good eyesight and colour perception. Computer competent.

Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities. 

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter before May 13, 2013 either online to www.richardson.ca or to: 


Richardson Pioneer

Box 186, Highway 21 South

Unity, SK  S0K 4L0