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Multi-Crop Research Technician

Multi-Crop Research Technician

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Shakopee, MN, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12467

Do you have an interest in agriculture? Looking for a great place to work with exceptional benefits? KWS Seeds, LLC is looking for a Multi-Crop Research Technician to join our Team at the Shakopee, MN Location.  This is a Permanent position on a full-time basis.


Essential job functions:

  • Prepare fields and seed production plots.
  • Collect plant tissue samples for DNA marker tests.
  • Thresh, process, clean, weigh, treat, package and set up seed in the seed room.
  • Assist with management of seed inventory cold storage room as required.
  • Perform regulated GMO seed activities including but not limited to planting, thinning, pollinating, weeding, irrigation, notes and data recording, assembling structures, maintaining plots and harvesting.
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning or sanitation tasks.
  • Assist with other Research Station activities.
  • Comply with regulatory compliance guidelines.
  • Provide work direction to temporary labor
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive on behalf of the business including trucks and vans.


Required qualifcations:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in Plant Science or a related field and/or 2 years’ experience in related field
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and communication skills with consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to work variable hours including occasional weekends as required by the business.
  • Valid Driver’s License


Preferred qualifications:

  • Tractor driving experience
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with flexibility
  • Have or be able to obtain Pesticide Applicator License.
  • Have or be able to obtain a CDL.
  • Experience in agriculture
  • Supervisory experience


Working environment:

Perform outdoor and indoor work in variable conditions including heat, cold, dust wind and rain. Field and greenhouse environments with exposure to pollen and handling chemicals.


Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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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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