Operations Technician

Job Listing No: 9740000

Operations Technician

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 activities related to growing and maintenance of crops for breeding and trialing.Accountabilities
Lead the activity of preparing trays and containers and filling with soil to support trial requests
Manage, organize, and monitor the inventory of soil, containers, and trays to ensure supplies are always available to meet trial requests
Supervise the unloading of soil, containers and other supplies from delivery vehicles following HSE standards. Inspect the quality and quantity of deliveries before acceptance.
Maintain records of soil and container usage; provide reports when requested
Communicate with suppliers to order soil and containers to prevent any shortages
Inform the Trial Support Administrator to order any special supplies that require a P-card
Oversee soil sterilization following standard operating procedures and HSE protocols
Lead the activity of moving containers to the assigned growing locations and placing pots based on requirements
Setup drip irrigation lines for plants and ensure they are operating correctly Perform additional tasks as assigned such as transplanting, plant maintenance, weeding, spacing pots, plant movement, sweeping, discarding plants, etc.
Responsible for chemical applications that occur within assigned greenhouses. Mix and apply pesticides wearing all appropriate PPE including spray suits and respirators while using high pressure sprayers or other spray equipment
During weekends and holidays, irrigate and fertilize crops under the supervision of the Growing Team
Maintain and update crop activity records, documents, chemical application logs, etc.
Proactively monitor and scout plants for early detection of insects, diseases, and viruses. Report issues to Manager or Growing Team
Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced
Supervise 3rd party contract employees to help execute assigned activitiesWhat 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 recruitment.na@syngenta.comFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)(http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm)Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)(http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm)Skills:
Critical knowledge
High School diploma or equivalent required
Must have working knowledge of safe work practices; interprets policies to workers and enforces Syngentas HSE safety policies and programs to be in compliance with the cooperations policies and state and federal regulations.
Knowledge of proper and safe use of power and hand tools used for landscaping; suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.Critical experience
2+ years of work experience in agriculture, landscape, or grounds maintenance
Experience applying chemicals to plants
Some experience and knowledge operating large agriculture equipment such as forklifts, tractors, etc.
Experience operating lawn mowers, edgers, weed eaters, chain saws, rototiller, leaf blowers, etc.

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