Production Technician

Job Listing No: 9740000

Production Technician

About Syngenta
As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are
dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of
the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90
countries. We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal
contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our
Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment
to working with our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect
the environment and improve health and quality of life.
Theres never been a more important time to join Syngenta.
For more information about us please visit
Role purpose
To produce a
reliable supply of high quality seed by executing field production and
conditioning plant tasks assigned by Management. Organize, perform and lead in assigned areas
to ensure all required processes, procedures and production requirements are
met. Position will take on several roles
based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and
distribution needs. Manage field
operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment operations to insure
that all seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest quality seed
will be packaged to meet demands.
Core to All Roles
Lead role in making repairs and
improvements to plant equipment
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
Monitor costs as necessary
Supervise third party personnel as
Actively support an image that
reflects the highest regard for cleanliness and organization
Balance KPIs to meet the annual
improvement objectives
Perform other duties as required to
meet plant or site needs
Plant Maintenance
Monitor all plant equipment and keep
in good state of repair through a preventive maintenance schedule
Ensure all equipment is properly
calibrated and routinely inspected
Active participation in plant
upgrade projects and risk analysis
Minimize downtime through proper
Preventative Maintenance program
KPI driven on downtime and safety
guarding initiatives
Conditioning and Warehousing Roles
Work in conditioning, treating,
packaging, or other areas to meet department needs
Provide leadership and overall seed
quality expertise to plant activities
Responsible for maintaining,
documenting, and adherences to established plant procedures
Responsible for product quality
assessments and adherence to product specifications
All seed identification is
maintained accurately and checked against production order
Create production orders for
conditioning, treat/pack and complete all SAP goods movements
Ensure all clean-downs and
changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture
Develop and implement a preventive
maintenance program for the plant equipment
Field Operations Roles
growing season will monitor seed quality through field inspections and record
Support Agronomists in field
related activities as directed
Pooling and distribution of parent
seed to grower base
Planting and maintenance of seed
health protocols
Assist with field mapping and
isolation documentation requirements
and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth
stages, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds
Coordination of field labour needs
to ensure operations are completed to quality standards
Accurate and timely during the
field production season
Ensure all equipment clean-downs and
changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture
Critical success factors & key challenges
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 field and 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 and tracking
Diligent continuous process
improvement efforts with accompanying employee motivations
Timely execution and response of
informational requirements
Adherence to quality principles and
ways of working
Strict adherence to HSE protocols
and all corporate policies and processes
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Critical knowledge
Must be High School graduate or
have GED degree
Associate degree in agronomy or
related plant science, Ag. Business is preferred but not required
An Agricultural background is also
Commercial Pesticide Applicators
License preferred
Knowledge of office functions and
processes, including MS Office, MS Databases and Spread sheets, and SAP
Ability to operate state of the art
conditioning, chemical application and packaging equipment
Ability to receive a chemical
applicators license
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
Working knowledge of inventory
management principals
Must be able to be forklift
Critical experience
Minimum 2 years of seed industry
experience preferred
Management experience preferred but
not necessary
Experience in inventory,
distribution processes and/or managing quality transactional data in SAP maybe
preferred in some locations
Critical technical, professional and personal
Excellent communication skills to
work well with co-wor

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