Seed Technician

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Job Title: Seed Technician
Location: West Fargo, ND, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.  


Seed Technician 




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


  • Operate equipment and systems leveraging real-time data / technology in own area with minimum settings adjustment and alignment with existing sops, promoting standardization and ensuring efficient production processes;
  • Provide standardized training and mentoring to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement of personal development goals;
  • Ensure all upstream activities to production process are handled within company standards and business requirements (e.g., field inspection, grower contract);
  • Manage partnership with key business partners to plant / field operations (e.g., grower network);
  • Provide support in administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information;
  • Leverage SAP assist in the preparation, review, and approval of key process documentation (operating, startup and shut-down procedures, standard work, process flow and instrumentation diagrams; etc.);
  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections by troubleshooting problems associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Monsanto’s Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures);
  • Alert senior technician and leadership as needed when non-conformities in product or process variance occur;
  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to area activities;
  • Help keep metrics and other relevant information current on visual boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shift change over;
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of 5s practices to maintain an environment conducive to work, aligning with the labeling and ordering of tools and keeping place of work swept and clean;
  • Participate in daily direction setting (DDS) meetings, engage in continuous improvement programs and identify opportunities to improve performance in accordance with production area, site and Monsanto goals;
  • Utilize focused improvement (e.g., 5whys) techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements;
  • Coach less experienced technicians on manufacturing standards, work.




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 Information Technology (IT) such as internet, Excel, PPT, Word, facilities with systems);
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced training including technical or college degree with at least three years of experience working in a manufacturing, production, and/or agriculture environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize tasks;
  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using of SAP and PLC.





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.    
Location: West Fargo     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 429622     
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Job Post Date: 07/17/21
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