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NA Seeds Lab Technician


Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.  


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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Operations team is currently seeking a NA Seeds Lab Technician in Slater, IA. You will help shape the future of agriculture by: • Drive lab data management; collection and analysis. • Participate in the regional teams such as, Reliance SNOW team, use acceptance testing, and user key for the Fiori/SAP systems. • Help track robust KPI’s to effect continuous improvement in laboratory operations. • Provide data support and training for sampling and testing activities performed at production sites. • Produce high quality seeds testing results by executing tasks as assigned by Lab Management. • Manage lab operations, sample receiving and testing equipment to ensure that all seed is properly handled and tested so that accurate seed quality results will be completed within assigned timelines. • Organize, perform, and lead in assigned areas to ensure all required processes, procedures and requirements are met.



• Be personally committed and accountable in support of our HSE goal zero initiative. • Support incorporation of the Seeds Quality Framework and continuous improvement principles into Quality Control operations. • Accurately interpret and report data. • Provide proper supervision for seasonal staff while conducting testing and analyzing data. • Foster an inclusive laboratory culture that allows everyone to learn and contribute to the lab success. • Follow all legal and corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines. • Assist with functional presentations and tours. • Participate in internal continuous improvement efforts. • Assist with Reliance documentation of tests conducted. • Other duties as assigned.


• Must be High School graduate or GED equivalent. • B.A. or B.S. degree in science, agriculture, or related; or A.A. and 2+ years relevant work experience, or 3+ years work experience preferred. • Knowledge or agriculture and/or experience in the seed industry. • Prefer RST Registered Seed Technologist and/or RGT Registered Genetic Technologist or willingness to work towards these certificates. • Strong data science experience. • Ability to work with various diverse cultures and work habits. • Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: • Ability to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and efficiently. • Capable of managing conflicting priorities to accommodate multiple stakeholders. • High level of customer orientation • Ability to work with multiple users to implement processes that drive business improvement. • Ensure management is informed of the status of quality systems. • Evaluating target audiences and adapt information to fit the needs. • Excellent attendance, communication, and facilitates group participation.

Critical Technical, Professional, and Personal Capabilities: • Ability to approach and communicate with a wide range of personalities. • Ability to adapt to changing environmental/situational needs. • Provides opportunities for learning, development, and growth. • Provides support for individuals and teams to work at their creative edge. • Customer focused. • Problem solving abilities and decision making. • Well-developed analytical skills. • Quality conscious and service minded.


What We Offer: • Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 Paid Holidays • Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year 


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA   

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC  

Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA  



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Job Post Date: 04/28/22
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