Production Technician

Job Listing No: 9740000

Production Technician

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.
About this Job:To produce a reliable supply of high quality seed by executing
production plant tasks assigned by Plant Management. Organize, perform and lead in assigned
departments 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 sale demands.
Essential Duties &
Responsibilities:
Assist site maintenance manager in
making repairs and improvements to plant equipmentFoster an operational culture
founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies,
procedures and guidelinesAssist in presentation of all
safety training classesSupervise employees and third party
personnel as requiredActively support an image that
reflects the highest regard for cleanliness and organizationBalance KPIs to meet the annual
improvement objectivesMonitor all plant equipment and keep
in good state of repair through a preventive maintenance scheduleEnsure
all equipment is properly calibrated and routinely inspectedActive
participation in plant upgrade projects and risk analysisMinimize
downtime through proper Preventative Maintenance programKPI
driven on downtime and safety guarding initiativesWork in
conditioning, treating, packaging, or other areas to meet facility needsResponsible for
maintaining, documenting, and adherences to established plant proceduresResponsible for
product quality assessments and adherence to product specificationsAll seed picked
and transported to specified area is identified accurately and checked
against production orderFill all orders
per production order instructionsEnsure all
clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product
mixtureDevelop and
implement a preventive maintenance program for the plant equipmentConduct Product
Simulation (PS) testingConduct internal
field audit and quality checksCoordinate field
inspection program and self-certification requirementsTrack and monitor
potential quality lots through disposition of productConduct seed
testing and reporting activities, to maintain company quality standardsResponsible for
product quality assessments and adherence to product specificationsQBS process audits
and coordination of site documentationDuring growing season will be
assigned production area to monitor seed quality through field inspections and
record keepingSupport Agronomists in field
related activities as directedPooling and distribution of parent
seed to grower basePlanting of seed production fields
and parent seed returnsAssist with field mapping and
isolation documentation requirementsAccurate and timely crop scouting
and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and
pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholdsCoordination of field labor needs
to ensure rouging and detasseling operations are completed to quality
standardsCoordination of male row
destruction and equipment operationAccurate and timely SAP and Data
collection entry during the field productions seasonEnsure all clean-downs and
changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixtureHarvest
area coordination includes but is not limited to scheduling of pickers, loads,
transportation and dump cart operationsHusking
operations includes but is not limited to the receiving of green corn (for
positions located at a Corn site), husker operation, and supervision of
sorters, moisture sampling, quality checks, chopper operations, scale
operations and by-product movementsDryer
operations and monitoring, data collection, equipment clean downs, sampling and
expectation of long hours and shift workShelling
operations, coordination of bulk storage and dryer capacity, moisture checks,
quality samplingEnsure
all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product
mixtureSkills:
Must be High School graduate or have GED degreeAssociate degree in agronomy or related plant
science, Ag. Business is preferred but not requiredAn Agricultural background is also preferred but not
requiredCommercial Pesticide Applicators License preferred Knowledge of
office functions and processes, including MS Office, MS Databases and
Spreadsheets, and SAPAdditional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Ability to work days,
evenings and weekends, including shift workAbility to walk fields
in all weather conditions and on various types of terrain Ability
to work in cold, hot, and dusty conditions; work with seed treatmentsAbility to be on your
feet for a majority of the day; frequent standing and walking including climbing
stairs and ladders; frequent bending and stoopingAble
to wear applicable PPE Ability to lift 70 lbs.Ability
to receive a chemical applicators licenseWorking
knowledge of inventory management principalsMust
be able to be forklift certifiedAbility
to be CDL certified preferred 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.
please contact the
Service Desk atsta_support.northamerica@syngenta.com
Family
and Medical Leave Act FMLAEqual
Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC
Employee
Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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