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Technical Advisor (Farm)
Technical Advisor (Farm)

Technical Advisor (Farm)

Company : Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Salary : $62,916 - $78,648 a year
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Do you value integrity and innovation? How about passion and caring? Great! Us too, and that's why you'll fit right in. Our intentional culture promotes trust and participation, encouraging you to bring your heart and mind to work every day.


Business Unit: Farm

Location: Saskatoon, Prince Albert, or North Battleford

Remote work options may be available based from these locations


The Technical Advisor (Farm) is responsible for providing in-house farm machinery repair expertise and consultation on claims to assist in quantifying damages and repair costs. In this role, you will conduct site visits; prepare and/or review repair estimates; and provide technical advice, training, and support to adjusters on complex farm machinery claims. The Technical Advisor (Farm) provides technical advice and guidance to all levels of employees.


Note: This section is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities – other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Inspections & Consulting

  • Conducts site visits to farms or repair vendors to determine the scope of the damage or loss.

  • Inspects and analyzes damaged, farm machinery, equipment and failed mechanical components to establish cause.

  • Writes detailed reports outlining the results of investigations and provide input on the repair value and provides information to assist adjusters adjudicating the claim.

  • Determines the scope of loss, evaluates and audits vendor damage appraisals for accuracy and provides input to adjusters on repair approvals for replacement cost, wear and tear, depreciation, etc.

  • Disassemble and reassemble components for the inspection process.

  • Research information related to equipment issue and consult with industry experts.

  • Represents the interests of the corporation in Small Claims Court, the Rates Appeal Board, and/or other judicial, legal, institutional, or regulatory groups or bodies.

  • Determines contractor to use for repairs. Directs contractors on what specific repairs are to be made. Addresses issues with invoices or quality of work.

Training and Reporting

  • Identifies, develops, and provides training and coaching to adjusters on farm machinery losses, repair methods, estimate creations (written and electronic) and cost control methods.

  • Provides farm machinery repair appraisal expertise, technical advice, and support to adjusters on claim files and in meetings with customers, brokers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Meets regularly with designated farm adjusters to build expertise, promote knowledge sharing and leverage learning and experiences. Provides feedback to manager on quality of work.

  • Prepares and completes a claim assignment form on each file to determine, track and evaluate the outcome of their file involvement.

  • Prepares periodic reporting and analysis on inspection and estimating activity for file and record purposes.

  • Provides advice on, analysis of, and interpretation of, their forms, reports, and data to others within SGI on a periodic basis.

High Performance Team & Culture

  • Supports a culture of leadership and accountability to effectively meet the key accountabilities within the scope of the role.

  • Displays leadership by committing to a culture of continuous learning/development of self and supports others by actively sharing knowledge, providing guidance, mentoring, training, and supporting developmental opportunities.

  • Demonstrates that the Health, Safety and Emergency Management Policy is applied in area of responsibility for self and others.

  • Actively applies knowledge to support transformation and strategic initiatives of the corporation, while participating and advocating change and applying a growth mindset.

Knowledge and Skill

  • Advanced knowledge of the operation, repair, maintenance and market and repair costs of farm machinery.

  • Advanced knowledge of the heavy-duty mechanic trade.

  • Advanced knowledge of fire investigation techniques.

Education and Experience

  • An Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Journeyperson certificate from an accredited post-secondary education institution.

  • 7 years’ experience in the agriculture machinery repair industry.


Travel is required to claims centres and loss sites to perform inspections and other job duties.

This position has been market adjuster to Pay Band 13 ($66,696 - $86,052) effective until March 31, 2022 at which time it will be reviewed.

Additional Information:

The Government of Saskatchewan has implemented The Public Employer's COVID-19 Emergency Regulations requiring all public sector employees, including SGI and SGI CANADA Insurance Services Ltd. (regardless of region) to be fully vaccinated or provide routine proof of a negative test result. If individuals are invited for in-person interviews they will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours.

Pay Range:$62,916.00 - $78,648.00

Posting Close Date:

January 30, 2022

As you prepare to submit your application, and cover letter if applicable, please highlight the achievements that demonstrate why you're a great candidate for this role.