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Agri Student - Summer 2024, Charlottetown at Cavendish Agri Services

Date Posted: January 29, 2024
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Job Type: Seasonal / Contract
Job Category:

  • Business, Accounting and Marketing
  • Applied and Environmental Sciences
Job Start Date: April 01, 2024
Job End Date: August 31, 2024
Job Location: On-site Position (Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $17-$18 per hour
Hours Per Week: 37.5

Job Description

AGRI STUDENT - SUMMER 2024 Location - Charlottetown, PE

Cavendish Agri Services supports farmers in growing healthy and productive crops. We have 8 manufacturing/retail locations serving Atlantic Canada. Our primary products include fertilizers, crop protectants, seed, farm supplies and technical expertise. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting both sales and operations, providing a variety of work throughout the summer. This could include acting as a liaison between the customers, visiting growers, and supporting production. This is a summer position that is ideal for a student studying agriculture. The position starts in April and finishes the end of August.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with deliveries of agricultural products.
  • Supporting sales staff with customer visits and requests.
  • Take soils samples and send out results to growers.
  • Field work such as soil sampling, tissue sampling and crop scouting.
  • Facilitate on-farm research trials with various products.
  • Day to day office duties and administrative responsibilities.
  • Support production including assisting with customer orders.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with customers in the farming community.
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Why join us:

  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development.
  • Future growth and progression opportunities within Cavendish Agri and the larger network of the J.D. Irving group of companies.
  • Real responsibility, from day one.
  • Mentorship from industry-leading experts, including career development discussions.
  • The ability to have your voice and ideas be heard.
  • Hands-on work term in our state-of-the-art facilities alongside our world-class professionals.
  • We will pay co-op fees up to $1000 if your work term is applicable to your education.
  • Work Address - 19 Riverside Dr., Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A0
  • Each student is responsible to provide their own reliable form of transportation to and from work.
  • Salary range: $17-$18 per hour
To Apply for this Career Opportunity: Please apply online. The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Cavendish Agri Services is committed to equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.



  • Education in plant science or agriculture.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in a farming environment is an asset.
  • Experience in customer service or sales is an asset.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software.

How to Apply

Submit your application online at: https://careers.jdirving.com/jobs/agri-student-summer-2024-charlottetown-35725

Company Information

Company Name: Cavendish Agri Services

Address: 300 Union Street

City/Town: Saint John

Postal/Zip Code: E2L 4M3

Province/State: NB

Country: Canada

Website: https://careers.jdirving.com/

Company Contact

Contact Person: J.D. Irving, Limited

Contact Person Job Title: Human Resources

Telephone: 506-632-5777

Email: students@jdirving.com