We are looking for a Soil Technician to join the SOYL team, based in Aberdeen, on a permanent, full-time basis. You will be carrying out soil sampling and associated in-field services for our farmer clients across the region using GPS technology.

Often working alone, you will be self-motivated, organised and have previous experience involving customer-facing activities to ensure we provide a professional and safe service to customers. This is a physically demanding role, and you must be accustomed to working outside throughout the year.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year with option to purchase 5 more days
  • Dedicated Learning & Development team to support you and your career
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24 hours support & advice in areas such as health and wellbeing for yourself, your family & friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity, Paternity & Adoption leave benefits for eligible employees
  • Life Assurance scheme and pension plan with employer contributions of up to 7%
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, employee retail discount scheme and free eye test vouchers

About You

  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong communication skills both over the phone and face to face
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Able to work outside in all conditions
  • IT literate
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Prior experience in a soil sampling role would be advantageous but is not essential.

Your Role Will Involve

As a Soil Technician your role will involve:

  • Field services including GPS soil sampling
  • Handling of digital data and maps
  • Management and planning of customer orders and schedules
  • Basic ATV and hardware/software maintenance
  • Understanding and deliver exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication via phone and on-farm
  • Active participation with the health and safety culture to fit with SOYL’s national policy.

About Us

SOYL is a division of Frontier Agriculture Ltd and is the UK’s largest precision farming business. Our head office is based in Newbury, Berkshire.

Frontier is a successful and growing business. We are the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.

With a vision to be the first-choice employer in UK agriculture, we are committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of our success.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work institute since 2012 and we are proud to be ranked by them in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise or ‘ICE’. These values support our whole philosophy and way of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

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