#RichardsonIs Employee Spotlight – Mario

#RichardsonIs Employee Spotlight – Mario

#RichardsonIs Employee Spotlight – Mario

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#RichardsonIs introduces you to some of the great people who work for our company and showcases the diversity of career options in agriculture.

This week, #RichardsonIs… Mario, Chief Power Engineer at our oilseed processing facility in Yorkton, SK.

Mario out for a day of fishing.

His Role: Mario is responsible for all aspects of the utility department of the canola oilseed plant, but his team’s primary duty is to supply steam throughout the entire facility. The steam, sourced by boiler water, is used for processing our final canola oil product, so Mario’s team needs to ensure all the equipment they use meets internal and third-party food safety standards. To verify this, food safety checks are performed hourly.

Favorite Part of the Job: I love this job because it’s always challenging me in new ways. Because the entire plant’s operations depend on what our department does, we need to ensure we are always staying on top of our game and remaining proactive at all times.

Why Mario Recommends a Career in Ag: There is so much diversity in agriculture. From engineering and technology to intimately dealing with the end-use product, it’s very rewarding knowing that you have an important role in producing a safe, healthy food product for people to enjoy.

Out of Office: I really enjoy cooking and spending as much time as I can outdoors. Golf, fishing, boating, hunting – I love it all!

Did You Know? About 43,000 farmers grow canola, mostly in the western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Canada exports 90 per cent of its canola as seed, oil or meal to 50 markets around the world.

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