Seed Processing Specialist - Vegetables
Company: Syngenta Global
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
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, we are currently seeking a Seed Processing Specialist -
Vegetables in Pasco, WA.
You will help shape the future of agriculture by:
Improving vegetable seed processing efficiencies by developing
sustainable systems that will deliver increased through-puts while
meeting established quality standards
Identifying opportunities for advancing seed processing
effectiveness/efficiency and provide in-region NA support for the
introduction of new technologies in collaboration with regional and
global technical leads
Managing seed conditioning projects at Pasco while supporting
other sites. Management to include experimental design, logistics
management, consultation on project execution, workload
assignments, data collection, and statistical analysis
Collaborating with Vegetable Seed Production Research (SPR)
Agronomy, Center of Excellence (CoE) and Seed Operations (SO) teams
to identify, design, test and analyze production conditioning
projects; provides recommendations to Vegetables Production
Improve production efficiencies by developing sustainable
systems that will deliver increased seed yield and quality; while
lowering cost of goods produced across multiple crops including
Large Seeded Vegetables (Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Peas), Brassicas
(Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts), Cucurbits (Watermelon,
Melon, Squash) and other crop responsibilities as assigned.
- Assist in the development and trialing of new seed treatment
formulations and application technology
Ensure critical projects are identified, prioritized, designed
and executed properly with a focus on continuous improvement of
seed yield, quality and efficiency. The focus is on benefits to
customer(s), making all necessary preparations to conduct studies,
execution following prescribed protocols, accuracy of data
collected, and alignment with Syngenta global vegetables seeds
supply chain objectives.
Maintain the appropriate balance of priorities and resources
during project management. Work with other members of Field
Production Research and Seed Operations to achieve efficiencies
when executing projects through priority setting and resource
Analyze data and prepare reports/presentations for delivery to
internal and external department customers. Present information
through several formal and informal avenues. Develop two-way
communication with various audiences ranging from operations
personnel to department managers.
Maintain an awareness of competitive developments and key
technologies in the seed production and adjacent industries, along
with external technology institutions to ensure that innovations
are identified, evaluated, and implemented.
Work with the technical leads/global engineering in the
definition of harmonized processing solutions.
Ensure full Health Safety & Environment (HSE) compliance and
promote environmentally sustainable solutions.
Personal development; Attend Company sanctioned and/or external
training seminars, as agreed upon with Supervisor, for development
of personal and technical skills.
Representation of Syngenta: Builds trust inside the company and
in the local community showing ethical considerations and Syngenta
values are reflected in company activities. Effectively promotes
SPR and Syngenta Brand inside the company and with customers and
Bachelor's degree required in Agricultural Engineering or
Seeds production knowledge across a range of crops desired
Good understanding of seed conditioning in Large Seed Vegetables
and other crops
Good understanding of seed quality and factors that affect
Thorough understanding of experimental design and statistical
Ability to influence and change current ways of working to
develop a more scientific approach in the way we describe data,
design experiments, integrate and interpret results
A passion and enthusiasm for digital technology and creating
value through data
Team working in multi-functional groups, both within SPR and
Expertise in team and project management and leadership
Statistical and data visualization and presentation
Appreciation of statistical or modeling approaches
Cross functional and multi-cultural project management
- International travel possible; must have or be able to obtain a
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Ability to work during weekdays, and eventually evenings and
Must be able to travel by car or plane.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone,
fax, copier and computer.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
60% of work performed in standard office.
40% of work performed at production locations or meetings.
General seed processing plant and office environment.
Computer usage for extended periods of time.
- Heavy phone usage including teleconferences.
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the
same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement
Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave,
Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among
- 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
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
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