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Seed Technician


Oxnard, CA, West United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Seed Technician 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Seed Technician, are to: 


  • Ensure the production and equipment operation process happens safely effectively and with quality in alignment with general procedures of the work area;
  • Obtain and maintain AASCO and in some cases ISTA certifications;
  • Exhibit understand of internal procedures/protocols and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to assigned area activities;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayer s Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards;
  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections, troubleshooting problems associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed;
  • Work with and support leadership s effort to continuously improve Bayer process and consistently establish the highest standards in the industry for safety, seed quality, cost efficiencies and supply reliability;
  • Perform intermediate to advance computer/Microsoft Suite program skills;
  • Mentor new employees;
  • Provide coaching and training to area trainees/peers supporting achievement and personal development;
  • Show positive attitude, team player and willingness to collaborate across all departments and business units;
  • Execute advance activities in Bayer systems (SAP and electronic networks), commonly used in production processes;
  • Observe abnormalities, know who to contact, understand the issue and potential consequences;
  • Understand seedman ship / quality / delivery of their work;
  • Result driven attitude;
  • Solve problems and manage exceptions;
  • Use SAP to support administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information;
  • Maintain and update key process documentation (QMS) including operating, start-up and shut-down procedures (process flow and instrumentation diagrams);
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of continuous improvement practices and programs (5S, Lean, Six Sigma) conducive to an organized and clean work environment;
  • Utilize 1PSS techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements;
  • Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Settings (DDS) meetings as needed;
  • Lead and direct others in various aspects of department functions, effectively directing resources to maximize production;
  • Schedule and direct the department activities as prioritized by the MPS scheduler and Operations Supervisor.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED, or Bachelor's degree with three years or eight years in Manufacturing and/o Agricultural operations experience;
  • Flexibility to work in sub-departments;
  • Ability to communicate with other entities (English language, speak and write);
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite ( Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc.);
  • Lead a safety committee or initiative;
  • Ability to operating a forklift;
  • Ability to observe abnormalities and make a first assessment of potential consequences;
  • Coaching of employees within the team;
  • Support of project related to system /process enhancements;
  • Contribute to projects;
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations;
  • Repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting up to 60 pounds;
  • Regularly stand, reach with hands and arms and walk.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associates degree;
  • Ability to speak Spanish;
  • Be able to use hands/fingers to handle or feel;
  • Be able to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Oxnard     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 660483     
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Job Post Date: 07/12/22
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