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Technical Assistant Breeding Station

Technical Assistant Breeding Station

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Nagele, FL, NL

Legal Entity:  KWS BENELUX BV (0083)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  11081


KWS is one of the most innovative, longest established and global companies in the field of plant breeding. For more than 165 years, the organization has been active in the development, breeding and marketing of high-quality plant material for the modern grower. The core activities are in the fields of sugar beet, maize, grains, vegetables, and oil seeds. KWS makes use of high-quality as well as modern techniques and has over 6000 employees who are active in more than 70 countries.


To expand the team of KWS in Nagele, we are looking for a Technical Assistant Breeding Station.


The KWS polder station in Nagele (Flevoland) consists of approximately 100 ha of arable farming with research and breeding activities for various crops within the cultivation plan. The technical team consists of 28 employees who are responsible for a wide range of activities year-round.

Your tasks:


  • Carrying out sowing, planting, seedling and harvesting work in field
  • Carrying out selection work, assessments and counts
  • Managing various field and greenhouse activities
  • Support and execution of processing and analysis of potato samples
  • Executing the crossing program and accurately following instructions
  • Recording of observations and findings
  • Observing the regulations, instructions and protocols and addressing colleagues and temporary staff (including third parties) about compliance
  • Keeping up to date with the necessary (specialist) knowledge of crops by reading reports, professional literature and attending courses
  • Carrying out general crop care


Your profile:


  • You have a completed MBO education and a good knowledge of arable farming.
  • You hold a driving license for tractors
  • You can work accurately, are flexible and prepared (with colleagues) to be broadly deployable.
  • In addition to working with machines, there is also manual work, you must be able to work accurately and maintain a calm and orderly disposition.
  • You speak and write fluent Dutch, due to the international character of the company, it is also useful to have some command of English and German language.


Our offer:


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus up to 8 extra ‘seniority’ days off, depending on age
  • Possibility to buy KWS shares at a discount
  • Collective BPL pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program to support in overall wellbeing
  • Extensive opportunities to develop yourself, as part of the 'Make yourself grow' strategy


Did we spark your interest?
Then apply now via our online portal and send us your documents. We look forward to getting to know you!




About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Around 6,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. 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, rapeseed and sunflowers. 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 €250 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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