Agriculture Research Station Technician, Seed Production

Agriculture Research Station Technician, Seed Production

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Kimberly, ID, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  13629

Are you passionate about agriculture and looking for a new growth opportunity? KWS is currently looking for a Station Technician with a focus in seed production to join our team in Kimberly, Idaho on a full-time basis! The Agricultural Research Technician will work in all aspects of seed production including planting, checking plants for sterility and fertility, entering data, and harvesting. Important areas of this role include maintaining accurate records and adhering to quality standards.

Essential job functions: 

  • Become proficient in checking fertility or sterility in sugarbeet seed plants
  • Ensure completion of detailed records for seed production activities
  • Independently create work plans based on experience and knowledge of best practices, write and deliver work instructions, draw maps for plots, make weather-related decisions for the success of regulated trials and safety of workers. 
  • Organize and sort plant material to ensure setup and planting arrangement are done accurately.
  • Operate the required proprietary software for data collection.
  • Direct and operate planting and harvest equipment including proprietary technology and equipment, which will include commercial vehicles and forklifts. 
  • May train and supervise seasonal and temporary workers and coordinate work schedules as needed.
  • Keep detailed records of activities, which include regulatory records, and utilize correct reporting methods.
  • Organizedirect and apply pesticides to field sites under the direction of qualified personnel as needed.
  • Assist in steck harvest in December and January in Arizona
  • May mix chemistries for pesticide applications.
  • Utilize spreadsheets to analyze work plans and make recommendations.
  • Travel and/or drive on behalf of the business. 

Required qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience in specific tasks being conducted by the stations.
  • Ability to work variable hours as needed.
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving history.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with flexibility.
  • Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or 2 years’ experience in agriculture, crop production, general farming, landscaping, greenhouse or similar.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) experience.
  • Experience working with regulated plant material. 
  • Bilingual skills
  • Experience working with agricultural pesticide applications 
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Valid CDL license or ability to obtain CDL within 6 months of hire.
  • Have or be able to obtain Pesticide Applicator License.

We are looking forward to your application using our online application system SuccessFactors! Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online advertisement.


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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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