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Growing Technician

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Job Title: Growing Technician
Location: Gilroy, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta Flowers Syngenta Flowers is one of the largest wholesale breeders of flower seed and cuttings in the world developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding of innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to best-in-class genetics, we support industry professionals with outstanding customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view.

Role Purpose
Responsible for performing assigned tasks under the supervision of the Growing Team in support of growing crops for breeding, product development, research trialing, marketing, and elite stock plants for Flowers R&D.
Irrigate and fertilize crops within assigned sections under the supervision of the Growing Team Accurately assess the proper water and fertility needs of crops and be responsible for executing irrigation decisions, i.e., timing, frequency, and volume applied Ensure plants are receiving proper nutrient levels according to growing protocols and specifications Mix and apply fertilizers at specified rates Measure EC and pH levels across various crops and perform proper record keeping. Monitor and communicate EC and pH variances to growing team Collect plant tissue and media samples for submission to laboratory Proactively monitor and scout plants for early detection of insects, diseases, and viruses. Report issues to Growing Team Responsible for chemical applications that occur within assigned sections. Mix and apply pesticides wearing all appropriate PPE including spray suits and respirators while using high pressure sprayers or other spray equipment Maintain and update crop activity records, documents, chemical application logs, etc. Keep assigned growing areas clean and sanitized Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced Perform additional assigned tasks as needed in support of growing (transplanting, plant maintenance, pot filling, spacing, movement, greenhouse maintenance, etc.)
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 yearSyngenta 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.Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)( Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)(


Critical knowledge
High School diploma or equivalent or greaterrequiredCritical experience
2+ years of relevant growing, trialing, or agriculture work experience

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Ability to obtain a California pesticide applicators license Experience in horticulture practices in greenhouse and field Motivation and drive for continuous crop quality improvement and efficiency Outstanding team player Ability to identify problems and propose solutions

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Job Post Date: 05/18/19
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