Seed Technician III

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Job Title: Seed Technician III
Location: Oxnard, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


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 III 




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 understanding 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 computer/Microsoft Suite program skills;
  • Mentor new employees;
  • Have positive attitude, team player and willingness to collaborate across all departments and business units;
  • Execute advanced activities in Bayer systems (SAP and electronic networks), commonly used in production processes;
  • Be able to observe abnormalities, know who to contact, understand the issue and potential consequences;
  • 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;
  • Have flexibility to work in sub-departments;
  • Ensure safe work environment;
  • Manage QMS documents and work instructions are followed in accordance with international accrediting agency;
  • Demonstrate a positive image of company position in regard to seeds processing;
  • Be able to communicate with other entities (English language, speak and write);
  • Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Settings (DDS) meetings as needed;
  • Be able to observe abnormalities and make a first assessment of potential consequences;
  • Coach new and temporary employees;
  • Support of project related to system /process enhancements;
  • Contribute to projects with close direction.




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 required Bachelor's degree or 5+ years in Manufacturing and/or Agricultural operations experience;
  • Basic skills using Microsoft Office Suite ( Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc.);
  • Ability to operating a forklift;
  • Ability to observe abnormalities and make a first assessment of potential consequences;
  • Coaching of new and temporary employees;
  • Support of project related to system /process enhancements;
  • Contribute to projects with close direction.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Technical, Associates or Bachelors degree;
  •  Mechanical abilities (able to operate and troubleshoot equipment);
  • Prior agricultural experience;
  • Three years of experience in a rotating-shift manufacturing environment.



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 active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. 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, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
Location: Oxnard     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 494682     
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Job Post Date: 10/14/21
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