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.
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 Supply and Operations Team is currently seeking a Production Technician in Slater, IA.
You will help shape the future of agriculture by:
Producing a reliable supply of high-quality seed by executing production plant tasks assigned by Plant Management. Organize, perform, and lead in assigned departments to ensure all required processes, procedures and production requirements are met. Position will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. Manage field operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment operations to ensure that all seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest quality seed will be packaged to meet sale demands.
Work in conditioning, treating, packaging, or other areas to meet facility needs
Provide leadership and overall seed quality expertise to plant activities Responsible for maintaining, documenting, and adherences to established plant procedures Preform product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications All seed picked and transported to specified area is identified accurately and checked against production order Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture During growing season will be assigned production area to monitor seed quality through field inspections and record keeping Support Agronomists in field related activities as directed Pooling and distribution of parent seed to grower base Planting of seed production fields and parent seed returns Assist with field mapping and isolation documentation requirements Accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds Coordination of field labor needs to ensure rouging and detasseling operations are completed to quality standards Coordination of male row destruction and equipment operation Accurate and timely SAP and Data collection entry during the field productions season Supervise employees and third-party personnel as required Perform other duties as required to meet plant or site needs
High School Diploma or GED required Ability and willingness to work OT as needed required Must be comfortable working outside in various weather conditions Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing Must be forklift certified, or willing to obtain certification. On-Site Training provided Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.
Experience or generalist knowledge of working in Agriculture/Seed Industry preferred Associates and/or bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related plant science preferred Experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
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 Paid Vacation, 12 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.
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