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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:  11647

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:


Operational support of greenhouse activities (70%)

  • Coordinating and supervising activities from a technical point of view, giving directions and instructions, especially for harvesting flowers for pollen collection, but also (supporting) crossings and leaf sampling
  • Performing leaf sampling
  • Executing the crossing programmes and accurately follow instructions


Operational support of all station activities in the greenhouse and field (30%)

  • Carrying out sowing, planting, evaluation and harvesting activities 
  • Supporting and performing the processing and analysis of potato samples  
  • Recording of observations, counts and findings
  • Registering and reporting deviations
  • Making proposals for the improvement of (work) processes
  • Observing the regulations, instructions and protocols 


Your profile:


  • You have a completed MBO education and a good knowledge of arable farming.
  • 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.
  • Due to the international character of the company, it is 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 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. 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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