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Seasonal Grounds Associate


Based in Brandon, Manitoba, Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC’s operations have been producing agricultural fertilizer products since 1967. We synthesize and blend nitrogen, phosphate, and sulfur products with ammonia, which we market primarily in the prairie provinces of Canada and the northern United States. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, we employ approximately 270 dedicated team members. At KFCU, our fundamental commitment to safety, health, and environmental stewardship drives all our processes.

A subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest private companies, Koch Fertilizer’s global operations leverage Market-Based Management® to create long-term value for customers and society. By focusing on long-term value creation, we promote a challenging and rewarding environment for our professional and highly respected employees.

Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC is looking for an energetic, highly motivated individual to join the team as a Seasonal Grounds Associate to contribute to the organization’s value creation capabilities. This role offers a fast-paced working environment and opportunities for career development within our growing organization!

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, successful applicants will be hired into this position at $17.52/hour. All overtime is paid at double time. The length of this position may extend up to nine (9) months; recurring terms as well as permanent employment opportunities are also available based on the value you create! 

What You Will Do In Your Role

    • Perform grass cutting with various equipment
    • Adhere to all in-place safety measures and procedures
    • Perform general yard maintenance, area cleanup and other related duties as assigned
    • Perform light road maintenance and surface area cleaning/sweeping
    • On occasion operate watering truck, farm tractors and pay loaders with attachments
    • Communicate with offsite venders for refuse and recycling
    • Assist with maintaining scales, scale buildings and weighing equipment
    • Assist with general facility tasks, related duties and backfill other positions as required
    • Utilize communication (verbal & written) and computer skill
    • Demonstrate initiative, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Perform detailed tasks with satisfactory attitude and job performance
    • Demonstrate organization and time management skills with a high level of integrity and professionalism
    • Demonstrate Strong analytical, critical, economic thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work in an industrial manufacturing environment
    • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
    • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, climb stairs, ladders, and work at heights
    • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds
    • Ability to travel to and enter site to access equipment
    • Ability to pass pulmonary breathing test
    • Ability to wear a gas mask-type respirator and PPE
    • Unassisted physical mobility in and around plant and equipment
    • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
    • Occasional exposure to fumes/airborne particles
    • Tolerance to occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic/caustic chemicals with appropriate PPE

The Experience You Will Bring


    • High school diploma or equivalent (ie. GED)
    • Valid class five (5) driver’s license
    • Ability to multitask in a fast - pace environment 

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Experience operating equipment in an industrial environment 

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