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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 (SiTeMan), within the Department of Environment, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. Starting ASAP but not later than 1st January 2019. This will consist of 12 months initial period, to be extended by 2 years, after satisfactory first year performance. We offer approx. €4156 per month based on a full working week (38 hours) and depending on relevant work experience. Only a limited amount of work experience can be taken into account.

Full details may be found here, please contact project leader Abdul Mouazen, Prof. in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering via Email or Telephone: +32 9 264 6037.


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]


Advanced Practitioner in Agricultural Engineering

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver Agricultural Engineering Training on a variety of programmes up to level 3. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a relevant engineering subject with knowledge of service, maintenance, diagnostics and repair of heavy machinery systems, and with experience of course management in a further education setting.

Full details may be found here and go to the Reaseheath website to apply 

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering     

Applications are invited for the position of lecturer in the engineering department, to fulfil a role that will involve engaging with the academic, personal and professional development of students.  This will be achieved through the development and delivery of curricular learning programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  The role will also involve an active contribution to the development of relationships with graduate employers and commercial partners. 

Full details may be found here, please contact Jayne Weaver if you need more information



ProVQ Technical Trainer – Agriculture & Turf    

The ProVQ Technical Trainer – Agriculture & Turf, is responsible for all day to day aspects of the delivery and assessment of training to groups of learners and, in consultation with the Senior Trainer, makes decisions in relation to the needs and opportunities for each Learner within the context of provision and targeted progression opportunities.

Full details may be found here, please contact Kirsty Fletcher 01743 762800 for more information and how to apply



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

Senior Development Engineer - JCB Landpower  

Fastrac is JCB’s high speed, full suspension tractor; a premium product bristling with technology and innovation. We are an Engineering team passionate about our products and customers with exciting product plans fuelled by sales growth.  An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Development Engineer to join the product engineering department within JCB Landpower, working on exciting and challenging vehicle programmes.

For more information please see the job specification and for an informal chat contact Robin Carter 01889 594501

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 for an informal chat contact Alex Baker +65 96228196 (please check the time difference for Singapore).

Test / Development Engineer - Teagle Ltd   

Due to significant and continued growth, Teagle Machinery Ltd is now looking to expand its R&D activities resulting in this opportunity to join the team developing new and existing products for the agricultural market.  This position is ideally suited to a new or recent engineering graduate at Foundation Degree or HND level.  You will be involved with the manufacture of prototypes, field testing product development and problem solving with the customer.

Applicants need a good practical experience of agriculture and agricultural engineering, to be computer literate and preferably have some experience of using a 3D Design Package.  They should also be able to demonstrate good communication skills.    Starting Date - July 2018

Please apply in writing with a full c.v. to Duncan Wilson, Teagle Machinery Ltd., Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall.  TR4 8HQ.  Alternatively by e-mail to Duncan Wilson 

Control Engineer - DSL Systems                       

DSL Systems Ltd designs, develops and installs advanced factory automation systems worldwide within the feed and grain industry. We are now seeking a talented Control Engineer to join our team.  This is the ideal role for a controls / electrical engineer or technician looking to progress their career with a successful company.

As a Control Engineer, you will be responsible for undertaking a wide variety of control engineering activities to support the smooth installation and operation of our systems throughout the UK and sometimes overseas.

For full details and how to apply please see the job description and contact Managing Director, Matthew Swallow for more information

Prototype Workshope Technician - JCB Landpower  

A vacancy has arisen for a Technician, to join the prototype workshop team, within Landpower Product Engineering based in Cheadle.  Reporting to the Workshop Manager, you will join a highly focused team, working on two of JCB Agriculture's most revered products, the Fastrac and the Telemaster

For more information please see the job specification and for an informal chat contact Ian Pettifor 01889 594503 

PhD studentship in Environmental Science for June 2018 entry - deadline extended

Optimizing Polyacrylamide (PAM) spray application to mitigate the effect of soil splash and capping on high value horticultural crops

This is a fully funded studentship co-funded by Cranfield, SNF and Douglas Bomford Trust with £18,000 per annum stipend (tax free), fees covered and an £18.5k research consumables and travel budget. For more information and to apply, please follow this link

Applicants should hold a first or 2:1 level or equivalent in subjects such as Agriculture, Environmental Science, Geography or Natural Sciences. Experience in soil science or plant measurements is desirable.  

Read more about the post here and for an informal chat please contact Dr Lynda Deeks or Dr Rob Simmons


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