Seed cleaning plant managers usually start as operators in seed cleaning facilities. With on-the-job experience, they may be promoted to managing operator or manager.
Experienced seed cleaning plant managers may become grain elevator managers. They may become representatives for agribusiness companies, such as chemical or seed sales representatives. They also may move into agronomy.
Seed cleaning plant managers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 8252: Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers. In Alberta, 79% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook (pdf) in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- Trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
- Location in Alberta
- Employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- Occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- Size of the occupation.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.
In Alberta, the 8252: Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers occupational group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 0% from 2019 to 2023. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 1 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.