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Operations Seed Technician

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Job Title: Operations Seed Technician
Location: Nampa, ID, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Biological Operations Team is currently seeking an Operations Seed Technician in Nampa, ID.


You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

    Assisting the site manager and project leads in delivering their project and operational goals. Provide technical assistance for all seed store activity.  Implement and maintain a robust site quality program.


    Own R&D seed store inventory and organization. Organize and own procedures and equipment related to the operation of seed processing, treatment and drying. Guarantee timely registration of materials and output of R&D trials from the seed store. Involvement in all activities related to the movement of biological material internationally and domestically. Maintain seed quality principles of inventory, and performing tasks that include: Database management, storing, packaging, field trial layout and organization, seed processing, document management, and data collection. Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses and attending local safety meetings. Input and maintain data in functional data systems. Perform field trialing support and organization activities include; planning field trials, planting, gathering relevant data, harvesting and extracting seed. Oversee tasks completed by third-party labor to ensure accurate results. Effectively communicating regularly and with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities.


    High School Diploma or GED required Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record Strong computer skill MS Office, SAP, SharePoint, etc. Ability to operate seed laboratory equipment including seed conditioning machines, seed counters, and other tools necessary for agricultural research projects Currently possess, or have the ability and willingness to obtain, a pesticide applicators license and forklift operator’s certification Capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in a field, greenhouse, growth chamber, warehouse and walk-in cooler. Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds Capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of the research cycle. Potential allergens-pollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in field, greenhouse or growth chamber.  Exposure to high and low temperatures, sun, rain, and dust. Ability and willingness to work OT as needed to meet demand. Some travel required with occasional overnight stays.  Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

    Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in an Agriculture related field Four 4 to six 6 year’s comparable experience in an agriculture field Bilingual- Fluently speak and write Spanish/English

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 year


Syngenta 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.


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Job Post Date: 10/06/21
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