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Technical Assistant - Breeding Station Potato

Technical Assistant - Breeding Station Potato

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Nagele, FL, NL

Legal Entity:  KWS BENELUX BV (0083)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12463


KWS BENELUX BV is looking to recruit, at the earliest opportunity a Technical Assistant - Breeding Station Potato. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Nagele.


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 30 employees responsible for a wide range of activities year-round.


Your tasks:

  • Support and perform processing and analysis of potato samples
  • Performing seeding, planting, seed, judging, and harvesting activities in the field and greenhouse
  • Execution of the crossing program and accurate following of instructions
  • Carrying out selection activities
  • Registering and reporting deviations
  • Recording of observations, counts, and findings
  • Making suggestions for the improvement of work processes


Your profile:

  • You have an MBO education and a good knowledge of arable farming.
  • Agricultural machinery experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • You can work accurately, are flexible, and be 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 can speak and write fluent Dutch, due to the international character of the company, it is helpful to have some command of English.


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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