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Seed Technician

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Job Title: Seed Technician
Location: Redwood Falls, MN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Seed Tech


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

  • Operate equipment in the production sites and leveraging real time data to maximize existing procedures;

  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections;

  • Troubleshoot problems associated with equipment, processes and systems as needed;

  • Perform Site Responsible Researcher (SRR) duties ensuring adherence to stewardship processes and protocols that are completed accurately and timely, including field monitoring, grower communication and documentation of activities;

  • 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 Focused Improvement (e.g. 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements;

  • Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development;

  • Ensure upstream activities (e.g. field inspection, grower contract) are handled within company standards and business requirements;

  • Cultivate partnership with key business partners to plant / field operations (e.g. grower network);

  • Use SAP to support administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information;

  • Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-down procedures, standard work, process flow and instrumentation diagrams, etc.);

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayers Health Safety Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures);

  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to area activities;

  • Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetings as needed;

  • Articulate shift objectives and allocating resources accordingly across all active production areas;

  • Support and maintain metrics and relevant information on current Visual Management boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shift change over.

  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required todrive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicleORbeing expected tofrequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties.


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 equivalent;

  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint, Word or facilities with systems);

  • Valid Drivers License, in order to be eligible to drive a company car, your driving record must meet guidelines based on the companys Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers MVR will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening;

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed);

  • Ability to work days, nights, rotating shifts, weekends and overtime as business needs requires.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. 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.


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Job Post Date: 06/18/20
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