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Seed Corn Production Technician

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Job Title: Seed Corn Production Technician
Location: Lone Tree, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
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 Corn Seed Production and Operations Team is currently seeking a Seed Corn Production Technician in Lone Tree, IA.


At Syngenta, we strive to build collaborative teams with individuals that have a deep understanding of what it means to be part of a successful team. In the Agricultural Industry there will be extended working hours during time sensitive periods of the year. This is where the collaboration comes in. Every member of our team pitches in to help out in all areas to ensure that all seed is properly handled and tested so the highest quality seed will be packaged to meet sale demands. During these times, you may be requested to assist in any of the following areas; Laboratory Production, Plant Operations, Seed receiving, Harvest Operations, and Field Agronomy activities.



    Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines Assist in presentation of all safety training classes Oversee employees and third party personnel as required Balance KPI’s to meet the annual improvement objectives Ensure all equipment is properly calibrated and routinely inspected All seed picked and transported to specified area is identified accurately and checked against production order Fill all orders per production order instructions Conduct Product Simulation PS testing, internal field audit and quality checks Coordinate field inspection program and self-certification requirements Track and monitor potential quality lots through disposition of product Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications During growing season will be assigned production area to monitor seed quality through field inspections and record keeping Support Agronomists in field related activities as directed Pooling and distribution of parent seed to grower base Planting of seed production fields and parent seed returns Assist with field mapping and isolation documentation requirements Accurate and timely SAP and Data collection entry during the field productions season Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture



    High School Diploma or GED required Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record required. Ability and willingness to work OT as needed to meet demand Forklift Certified, or the ability and willingness to obtain. Knowledge of office functions and processes, including MS Office, MS Databases and Spreadsheets, and SAP Ability to work positively and effectively with outside vendors/agencies and internal personnel and departments Experience in inventory, distribution processes and/or managing quality transactional data in SAP Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

    Associate degree in agronomy or related plant science, Ag. Business is preferred but not required An Agricultural background is highly preferred Ability and willingness to obtain a chemical applicators license Minimum 2 years of seed industry experience preferred

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: 10/03/21
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