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Electronics technician for special machinery in research agriculture (m/w/d)

Electronics technician for special machinery in research agriculture (m/w/d)

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12774


As an electronics technician (m/f/d), your main tasks will be the independent maintenance, servicing and repair of our special agricultural machinery in the area of field trial activities. Both regular and planned maintenance as well as troubleshooting in an emergency are part of your area of responsibility. Furthermore, you can contribute your ideas to the interdisciplinary new development of KWS tailor-made agricultural technology. 


This position is offered within KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA on a temporary basis for two years and full-time at our headquarters in Einbeck as soon as possible. 


Your new challenge 

  • Maintaining the special machines for field trial activities at KWS 
  • Troubleshooting and error analysis 
  • Commissioning and maintenance of electrical machine components 
  • System diagnosis and evaluation of faults with supervisory control systems 
  • Preparation of maintenance and servicing plans 
  • PLC programming for small-scale systems 
  • Participation in the planning and development of new concepts in the area of field trials 


Contribute your competences 

  • Completed professional education as an electronics technician (m/f/d) for operating or automation technology or a comparable qualification, ideally with several years of professional experience 
  • Relation to agriculture in the professional or private area 
  • Fluent German skills mandatory and good English preferred 
  • Good knowledge of measurement and control engineering as well as experience with fieldbus systems 
  • Solid skills in the use of PCs and MS Office applications 
  • Analytical thinking and good technical understanding 
  • Willingness for seasonal overtime and on-call duty as well as willingness to travel at national and international level (up to 15%) 


Sow your future with KWS 

  • Make a real contribution to modern and efficient field trial activities at KWS 
  • We are an agile, young team with a great affinity for new technologies and prove that it is possible to take unconventional paths even in a large company like KWS. 
  • As a family-owned company, we live a culture with the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence. 
  • According to our motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote your individual professional and personal development. 
  • We offer a company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and holiday bonus as well as flexible working time models.  


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS?
Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online portal.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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