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R & D Seed Technician

Company: Seneca Foods Corporation
Location: Dayton
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.
Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby's, Aunt Nellie's, READ, Seneca Farms, Green Valley, CherryMan, Paradise, Pennant, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.Seneca Foods Corporation in Dayton, WA has an opening for a Full-time Seed Technician to join our Research and Development program. Seneca Foods offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, paid time off, and much more!The Full-time Seed Technician, under the direction of the R & D Seed Tech Lead, will gain team-based industry experience working with pea and bean breeding programs. The expected compensation range for this position is $19.00 - $24.00 per hour, depending upon skills & experience.Responsibilities:
Grow and care for plants in the field. Assist with Irrigation throughout the growing season. Weeding as needed within the trial plots and research property. Assist with field trial maintenance and harvest. Data collection, data entry, and data evaluation. Quality control. Seed Cleaning/Packaging. Seed inventory management. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
Ability and willingness to function in a team environment. Good communication skills. Strong organization skills and attention to the smallest detail and accuracy. Willingness to follow proper research procedures. Ability to work occasional weekends and various shifts throughout seasonal peaks. Ability to work outdoors in the elements including dust and heat throughout harvest months. Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis throughout the year. Valid driver's license. Background in Agriculture preferred. Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience:
Two to five years of experience in agricultural production or ag research field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at ADA or call 585-495-4100.Nearest Major Market: Kennewick

Keywords: Seneca Foods Corporation, Pasco , R & D Seed Technician, Professions , Dayton, Washington

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