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Postdoctoral Position in Precision Agriculture - Ghent University  

A 3-year postdoctoral position is available in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering Group, within the Department of Environment, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. We are looking for an enthusiastic young engineer to work under a recently funded project by the Flemish Scientific Research (FWO) under the Odysseus I call for proposal, with a total budget of €3.5 M: Towards Establishing a Centre of Site-specific Technology for Soil and Crop Management. 

For full information about the post please visit the University website - for an informal discussion with the project leader Pro Abdul Mouazen see the contact details in the job description


Postdoctoral Position in Precision Agriculture - Site Specific Tillage - Ghent University  

A fully funded PhD scholarship in Site Specific Tillage is available in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering Group (Precision SCoRing), within the Department of Environment, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. We are looking for a top MSc student, to work as PhD candidate under a project funded by the Flemish Scientific Research (FWO) under the Odysseus I call for proposal 2016, with a total budget of €3.5 M: Towards Establishing a Centre of Site-specific Technology for Soil and Crop Management. 

For full information of this post please visit the University's website or for an informal discussion with the project leader Pro Abdul Mouazen see the contact details in the job description

Research Scientist - Silsoe Spray Applications Unit Ltd

Silsoe Spray Application Unit is an experienced, internationally-recognised facility for research and development relating to the characterisation of sprays and spray behaviour, with particular expertise in the application of agricultural pesticides.
We are looking to expand and need innovative scientists who are versatile, with good practical and/or numerical skills, who can help us deliver our plans for the future.

​If you are interested in R&D in any of the following, we would be pleased to talk to you:
Application of pesticides and other chemicals to crops, plants and man-made surfaces;
Spray technology;
Atmospheric dispersion of pollutants;
Exposure and risk assessments for chemicals;
Modelling of spray behaviour;
Sprayer control systems;
Liquid-surface interactions.

​Or you may have other expertise that we could benefit from – we are open to suggestions!  Someone with a track-record of scientific project management would also be very valuable to us.

​If you think this might be the right career move for you, please contact Clare Butler Ellis, Research Manager, 01525 306811

Product Engineer - Ace Aquatec

Ace Aquatec is a fast-growing Scottish company that develops new technologies designed to accelerate the adoption of responsible marine practices in the aquaculture, commercial fishing and offshore industries.

This is a hands-on role from concept development and testing through to installations and maintenance.

To learn more please follow this link - Contact Mike Forbes for more information


Agricultural Engineering Lecturer - Sparsholt College

Sparsholt College have an opportunity to join a long established high quality Landbased Engineering team, delivering Engineering courses at Level 2 and Level 3, together with welding skills and fabrication.   

For more information please follow this link 


Instructor - Agriculture - Sparsholt College                     

Sparsholt College are seeking a full time instructor keen who can instruct learners in livestock and animal husbandry particularly with cattle, sheep and pigs, the use of farm machinery particularly tractor driving, estate skills (e.g. fencing) and machinery maintenance would be an advantage.

For more information please follow this link



Dealership Staff - John Deere

John Deere Limited is the UK and Irish arm of the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural, turf, construction and forestry equipment. All John Deere machines are sold and supported by specialist dealers. Our nationwide network of John Deere dealerships offer exciting opportunities working with the latest technology. 

They are recruiting: technicians, parts personnel, parts & service apprentices, sales staff

If you are looking for a career with a bright future, and a company that values practical skills, problem solving, team work and initiative, then please contact usYou can find out more here.


Project Engineer - Orby Engineering Ltd

Orby Engineering Limited is a long-established company with over 60 years of manufacturing experience.  We are part of the Exact Group and operate from bespoke engineering workshops in Newry, applying aerospace technology to manufacture a range of livestock feeding equipment to the agricultural sector.

For further details may be found here, contact Sean Quail

Postdoctoral Fellow in Post Harvest - 2 vacancies Stellenbosch University

The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Postharvest Technology (www.sun.ac.za/postharvest) focuses on cross-cutting innovative technologies for cool chain management, measurement and control of postharvest quality in the agricultural and horticultural industries. SARChI Postharvest Technology is seeking to appoint two recent PhD graduates (within last 5 years) in engineering, technology, science and related applied sciences as postdoctoral fellows in the following research areas:
Modelling the postharvest cold chain
Non-destructive quality measurement and prediction

For further details may be found here, contact Distinguished Professor Umezuruike Linus Opara 

CAD Technician or Field/CAD Technician - TGMS Limited  

TGMS Ltd is a market leading sports surface consultancy practice. Our team of consultants are delivering a large number of projects for a range of clients including community sports clubs, schools, property developers, and national and international sports venues. We aim to design high quality, sustainable sports surfaces for our clients. We are framework consultants to Sport England and we routinely provide consultancy to National Governing Bodies, including the Football Association and the England and Wales Cricket Board. 

TGMS Ltd is looking to recruit a new CAD or Field/CAD Technician in sports surface design and engineering. The successful candidate will join a market leading consultancy practice that works closely as a team and provides training and development opportunities.

Full details may be found here - CAD Technician and Field/CAD Technician.  Please email your CV and contact details, with a covering letter detailing your experience to-date with GIS and CAD. Email to: [email protected]  For further information please contact: Dr Richard Earl, Managing Director – 01525 307060


Industrial Research & Engineering Support Assistant in Agricultural Spray Technologies - MagGrow    

Agricultural Magnetics Limited (AML) is a Dublin based technology company that provides innovative and practical solutions for the agricultural and food sectors. The patented spraying technology known as MagGrow developed by AML allows end users to reduce their chemical and water usage during the pesticide spraying application and also increase yields in the process.
In seeking to extend its research and development capability AML have formed a UK company, MagGrow UK Ltd and are now in the process of setting-up an Industrial Research & Engineering Support unit, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, Engineering Department. An initial one-year agreement will cover the setting-up process and the formative day-to-day activities that will provide a support service for MagGrow and the collaborative development of a spray research laboratory. An Industrial Research & Engineering Support Assistant is sought to assist this development on a salaried position basis, comprising a six month proabationary period, salary level and benefits depending upon progess.

For full details of the position please see this document.  If you wish to apply please sen a CV to [email protected] 

Managing Director/Chief Executive - Milkalyser

Milkalyser is an innovative technology-led company developing new in-line analysis to revolutionise dairy cow fertility management and to improve cow welfare. Our team is developing and testing a unique IP protected system to be retrofitted in milking parlours. The system is a network of self-contained IoT devices interfacing to systems of RFID and other data sources. The product will sell into the global market for fertility management in dairying which exceeds $4bn annually. The founder of the company Professor Toby Mottram FREng seeks to hand over business leadership to a person capable of building a major agri-technology company in this growing sector.


We seek a Managing Director/CEO to develop a business plan and build the company for this product that will revolutionise dairy cow management and genetic information systems and open new opportunities for in field monitoring.  The managing director will be responsible for the day to day running of the company and its strategic direction through Beta tests to Series A, market launch and beyond.  Reporting to the Board. For full details please email [email protected]

Design Engineer - Househam Sprayers  

The vision of Househam Sprayers Ltd is to use new and innovative technology to enable us, as leading manufacturers of crop sprayers, to produce machines which enable growers not only to apply crop protection products very accurately, but also help protect soil structure by reducing soil compaction. Our range of self-propelled machines use ground-breaking technology to deliver a specification not often found on other machines available in the crop spraying market.

Being the backbone of the Househam Sprayers group, our Advanced Engineering Division is responsible for the R&D, technology and engineering services function. We provide world class technical innovation, research and development, and manufacturing services to deliver exciting, effective and efficient concepts to our customers. We are looking to expand our Design Engineering department.

For more information please read the full details here and contact Philip James, the Engineering Manager for more information 01400 276000


Technical Support - Singapore     

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment.

Through well-known brands including Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson®, Valtra®, AGCO Corporation delivers agricultural solutions to farmers worldwide through a full line of tractors, combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as replacement parts.

With the continuing regional growth we are now seeking to further strengthen our Technical Support Team I the Asian Region.

This position will operate from our Singapore Office and is ideally suited for an experienced Service Technician.  You will be involved with machine installation, customer / operator training, hands on technical support and training for the distributor technicians, product development, production information and problem solving with the customer.

Applicants need a good knowledge of agriculture machinery operations and technical experience in after-sales / technical field service roles.  They should also be computer literate able to demonstrate good communication skills.   

For more information please see the job specification and contact [email protected] 


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