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Agricultural Technician Lead

Agricultural Technician Lead

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Tangent, OR, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  12744

Interested in agriculture and enjoy working outdoors?  KWS Seeds, LLC currently has an opening for a Agricultural Technician Lead located in the area of Roseburg, Oregon. This position will be working under the direction of the Pre-Commercial Field Supervisor to execute cultural field practices according to recommended rates and procedures.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Execute cultural field practices which may include bed preparation, seed sowing, chemical/fertilizer application, and general field maintenance, irrigation management, swathing, and combining
  • Record activity data according to regulations/standards and internal procedures
  • Manage mixing, storage, transport and application of product
  • Safely load/unload, secure, and operate field equipment
  • Responsible for minor repairs and assists in coordinating equipment maintenance
  • Perform and record daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes
  • Ensure that the Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures, and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly
  • Operate a company vehicle to travel from field-to-field, driving on average 75 miles each day
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive and/or operate a forklift on behalf of the business
  • Meet attendance requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • Must have or ability to obtain CDL within 6 months of hire 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to work in varied environmental conditions (loud, hot, cold, dusty, damp, etc)
  • Demonstrated experience operating, loading and driving a loaded trailer 
  • Experience in agriculture


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of agricultural pesticides and weed identification 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Agriculture related field


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, vision benefits
  • Pension plan and 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible paid-time-off (PTO)
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • An international and diverse team


Interested? Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume.


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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