Job offer – Agronomist

ÉAU is looking for a Agronomist

Workplace: Montreal
Type of employment: Full time

ÉAU (Urban Food Ecosystems) is an urban agriculture company specialized in aquaponics: an innovative and ecological food production system. We are developing vertical aquaponic farms that produce fresh, healthy, and local food – vegetables, fruit and fish – year-round, regardless of weather conditions, to help support communities’ food self-sufficiency.

ÉAU is expanding and needs to fill several key positions within its technical and research and development team.

Job description

The agronomist engineer is a crucial position in the development of our aquaponic farms. In collaboration with the other team members, he or she produces the necessary documentation and actively participates in the activities, from the design to the operation of the UAE farms, thanks to his great expertise in agronomy, hydroponics and greenhouse.
The agronomist engineer is also required to (i) participate in R&D projects in our aquaponics laboratory, (ii) communicate with horticultural equipment suppliers and (iii) actively participate in the implementation of projects and operation in the aquaponic farms.

 

A Day at ÉAU

  • Participate in the development of our design tools
  • Establish horticultural production and harvesting cycles
  • Establish recipes for adapted nutrient solutions
  • Produce hydraulic diagrams of horticultural systems
  • Targeting the best hydroponic technologies
  • Design horticultural sections and position equipment
  • Participate in the design of mineralization systems
  • Produce maintenance plans and biosecurity strategies
  • Establish screening plans, integrated biological control and phytosanitary management
  • Fill in horticultural performance tables in aquaponics
  • Determine crop densities and irrigation techniques
  • Establish plans for composting, storage and recovery of residual materials
  • Draw plans of hydroponic systems and greenhouses
  • Work closely with the rest of the technical team
  • Participate in R&D projects in the laboratory

 

The ideal candidate

  • Ingenious, creative, rigorous and dynamic
  • Relevant training related to agronomy, engineering or other related field
  • Experience in hydroponics, greenhouse and controlled environment
  • Knowledge of culture technologies in flood tables and vertical towers
  • Ability to manipulate spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate in both English and French
  • AutoDesk computer graphics skills (AutoCAD and Revit) or SketchUp an asset

 

If you have an interest in

  • Food security
  • The development of high-tech sustainable agricultural systems
  • Sharing your ideas and vision with an equally enthusiastic and passionate team
  • Developing within a growing enterprise
  • Working in an intellectually stimulating environment
  • Laughing while working

 

 

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