Production Technician SSV

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Job Title: Production Technician SSV
Location: Pasco, WA, WA, West United States, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Technician
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Organize, perform, and lead in assigned department to ensure all required processes, procedures, and production requirements are met. Work in a focused Small Seed Vegetable (SSV) Conditioning and Seed Health area.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Assist in presenting all safety training classes, seeds of safety observations, and forklift observations.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly calibrated and routinely inspected.
  • Supervise employees and third-party personnel as required.
  • Perform other duties as required to meet SSV conditioning department needs.
  • Specialize in dedicated small seed vegetable (SSV) conditioning and seed health area activities
  • Provide leadership and overall seed quality expertise to SSV plant activities
  • Responsible for maintaining, documenting, and adherence to established plant operating procedures.
  • Development and execution of processing work instruction, task cards, JSA's, ECP's, in accordance with our document management procedures
  • Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications.
  • All seed picked and transported to specified area is identified accurately and checked against production orders. Fill all orders per production order instructions.
  • Ensure all equipment clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product contamination or seed mixture.
  • Assist with quality samples, officially drawn samples and quality data collection.
  • Execute sampling procedures per established procedures.
  • Conduct seed testing and reporting activities in accordance with company quality standards.
  • Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications.
  • Development and execution of processing plans required to meet key business strategies and product availability requirements.
  • Proactive communication both interdepartmentally and cross functionally to assure that processing efforts are performed in a manner consistent with accommodating business demands and requirements.
  • A proactive response when seed is not meeting approved Product Specifications standards.
  • Rigorous Plant and Equipment R & M scheduling
  • Diligent continuous improvement processing efforts with accompanying employee motivations.
  • Timely execution and provisions of informational requirements, key performance indicators, operation efficiencies, and quality standards
  • Uses ability as a skilled specialist to contribute to development of concepts and techniques and to complete tasks in creative and effective ways to meet the production standards and quality specifications.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • AA or Bachelor's highly preferred
  • Knowledge of office functions and processes, including MS Office (Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to be forklift certified

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Ability to operate state of the art conditioning and seed enhancement equipment
  • Ability to receive AASCO seed sampler certification
  • Excellent analytical and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with outside vendors/agencies and internal personnel and departments.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management principals.
  • Able to wear pesticide PPE; able to lift 50 lbs.; bending and stooping; frequent standing and walking including climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Ability to work in cold, hot, and dusty conditions; work with seed treatments; shift work and weekends.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Additional Information

  • 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, 9 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
  • Salary range of $46,400 - $58,000

Work Level: 2A

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.
Syngenta Contact Information: 
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Company Description

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

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Job Post Date: 07/28/23
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