Dairy Field Technician

Product DevelopmentFull TimeAny

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SomaDetect is seeking a motivated individual with excellent communication and technical skills for a position as a Dairy Field Technician. This individual will have the opportunity to work with breakthrough technology and will lead the full installation and integration of our innovative sensor with dairy equipment. Appropriate follow-through will be needed to ensure the installation is optimized and running smoothly. We are seeking a highly-motivated team member who will continue to help SomaDetect make waves in the industry by working to achieve strategic organizational objectives related to IT integration. This position will be based in Fredericton, NB or St. Catharines, ON

Primary Goals:

  • Responsible for leading and supporting the installation and integration of SomaDetect’s sensor with existing on-farm/dairy equipment
  • Responsible for troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains the equipment, hardware, and software
  • Responsible for ensuring that all IT applications are updated, optimized, and functioning properly
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and reliability of dairy equipment to meet customer needs and expectations
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with dairy equipment distributors, manufacturers, and key internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for assisting SomaDetect be a market leader in the dairy technology industry by providing additional operational support as needed and providing a total dairy herd management package to customers


  • You have a strong understanding of how parlour and robotic milking systems function, along with a strong understanding of on-farm/dairy IT.
  • Experience working with multiple types of dairy equipment, along with their distributors and manufacturers
  • You have designed and built at least one barn from the ground up with proven results.
  • You have the ability to effectively lead the installation and integration of SomaDetect’s sensor with other on-farm equipment.
  • You have exceptional time management and critical-thinking skills while being able to work cohesively as part of a team or independently.
  • A technical degree is preferred but is not required.

About SomaDetect:

SomaDetect is the world’s premier machine-learning and artificial-intelligence company in dairy. SomaDetect works with farmers to provide them with the information they need to produce the best possible milk. We are a dynamic start-up company founded in Fredericton, NB, with offices in Ontario and Buffalo, NY. Our core product is an in-line sensor that measures critical indicators of dairy quality (fat, protein, somatic cell counts, progesterone, and antibiotics) from every cow at every milking. It uses no consumables (no chemicals, no cartridges, no lost milk), is extremely quick (i.e. seconds), and accurate. We use an IoT sensor technology with computer vision and machine learning techniques to maximize the information obtained from each drop of milk. This helps dairy farmers to close the information gap, reduce the spread of disease, manage milk quality, and optimize their farming activities. SomaDetect means better data for farmers, better milk for consumers and better lives for cows.