Greenhouse Technician

Greenhouse Technician

Field of Work:  Breeding stations
Location: 

Shakopee, MN, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  13877

Do you have an interest in agriculture? Looking for a great place to work with exceptional benefits? KWS Seeds, LLC is looking for an experienced full-time Research Greenhouse Technician to join our Team at the Shakopee, MN Location. KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seeds for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers, and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. Around 6.000 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. This is a Permanent position on a full-time basis.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work within greenhouse to assist team members with research focused horticulture activities
  • Assist multi-crop programs in DNA/RNA sampling, ratings, notes, seeding and transplanting

  • Interact and work with plant breeders
  • Maintain phytosanitary standards and work with the team to upkeep IPM
  • Must be flexible with daily work assignments and schedule. 
  • Assist with disease and insect resistance breeding methodical. 
  • Record and document information as well as update databases
  • Prepare potting media in trays and/or pots to perpare for planting or transplanting
  • Complete daily plant care activities including: water checks, pest scouting and pruning
  • Complete seasonal activities including: emasculations, pollinations, detassling, shoot bagging, harvest and processing of seed 
  • Clean work areas and greenhouse tools and contribute to a tidy work place
  • Communicate and cooperate with all team members in all project areas
  • Follow and maintain all regulatory requirements 
  • Work in the field if needed during peak summer months

 

Required:

  • Ability to work well indeependtly or with a team
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle greenhouse temperature

 

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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 €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. 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, sugar beet, 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 €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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