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Studentiship Opportunities - AgriFoRwArdS       

Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics?

Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics. This prestigious centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Lincoln, Cambridge and East Anglia, partnered by ourselves, as well as other industry associates.

Further details may be found here

Joint Venture Farming Opportunity - Cruso & Wilkin Land Agents     

Engineer required with farming knowledge, if possible, to join the business, based in Norfolk, for general management and looking after the digester, the equipment  built for the cheese, including the heating system, but mainly electrical, electronic and mechanical. (Programming in ladder logic also required).  The farm is owned by IAgrE Fellow Stephen Temple.  An established farming team is in place so full experience in that area is not required.  The farming business includes a herd of 130 Brown Swiss milking cows, 230 hectares of agricultural land, Anaerobic Digester with output 170 kW and a cheese business.  If you would like to discuss the opportunity please contact [email protected] or telephone 01553 691691, the prospectus is available here.



A Downing Agricultural Engineers - Skilled Agricultural Engineer  

Skilled Agricultural Engineer required to work on tractors, and all farm machinery. We are agents for McCormick tractors, and full training will be given to persons from other dealers.  The job involves both field service and workshop locations, lap top diagnostics, servicing, PDI`s and overhauls.

We offer a great team working environment, excellent remuneration package, and new company van, pension scheme.

Apply in first instance to Andrew Downing - [email protected]

Mastenbroek - Sales Support Engineer  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, friendly business that is offering a varied role with fresh challenges and a rewarding career.  A genuinely competitive salary is offered together with generous holiday entitlement and benefits.

Mastenbroek designs and manufactures heavy duty plant and machinery for the growing international pipeline and cable trenching industries. Our bespoke machines can weigh in excess of 80 tonnes and use high horsepower diesel engines to power a hydrostatic drive system with intelligent machine management and control systems. The diversity of in-house engineering skills is second to none, encompassing mechanical, electrical, diesel, hydraulic, land based and off-shore technology.

To find out more and for how to apply please follow this link - closing date 30 June

Land Based Assessment Ltd - End Point Assessors    

LBAL are recruiting end point Assessors as the Land Based Engineering Standard is launched.  If you have suitable qualifications please send in your CV and the signed application checklist to Karen Mitchell - [email protected] - for full information, including the Person, Spec please follow this link.



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 - closing date extended


Engineering Teaching Assistant - Harper Adams University                                     

Harper Adams University is seeking to recruit an engineer to assist in staff in teaching and research and development projects. We are looking for a self-motivated person who has proactive approach to work and who has the ability to apply knowledge to solve engineering problems.

Working alongside Staff and students assisting with research and development projects, you will need to be self-motivated with a proactive approach and a proven ability to apply knowledge and solve engineering problems. 

Please see the attached for full details and how to apply - closing date for applications Friday 28 June 2019

AI Scientists / Engineers / Principals at PlantTech Research   

PlantTech is a new Regional Research Institute based in the Western Bay of Plenty of New Zealand. Its research focus is artificial intelligence (AI) that is applied in the field (premium crop growing environments) and we are in an exciting growth phase; looking for scientists and senior scientists/engineers who will be able to deliver our research programme and help grow innovation in the region and nation.  

For further information and to apply please follow this link 

Tractor Service Support Engineer - Reesink Turfcare  

Reesink Turfcare UK Limited is the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for the world-leading Toro range of professional turf maintenance equipment and irrigation systems as well as the TYM brand of tractors.  We are now looking to recruit a Service Support Engineer to add to our team, to provide technical sales support for TYM Tractors and affiliated attachments to our dealers, direct sales team and end users. To work with our suppliers, report warranty/technical performance issues and ensure that technical issues are dealt with in a timely and cost effective manner.  For more information and applications please follow this link.


PhD 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

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

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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