Pre-Commercial Agricultural Supervisor

Pre-Commercial Agricultural Supervisor

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Tangent, OR, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  14344

Join the KWS team in Tangent! We are looking for a Pre-Commercial Agricultural Supervisor who is responsible for securing and managing fields for pre-commercial activities.  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Locate and secure field isolations for planting and transplanting. 

  • Manage pre-commercial steck nursery planting and isolation transplanting. 

  • Manage steck and seed harvest.  

  • Execute cultural field practices in a timely manner- bed preparation, chemical/fertilizer application, and field. Maintenance, irrigation management.  

  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment such as tractor (w/implements), sprayer, combine, planter 

  • Meet and/or exceed quality and yield standards.  

  • Document control through seed production life-cycle. 

  • Manage labor crews and other field employees as needed, and conduct Employee Supervisor Dialogue annually. 

  • Maintain a positive relationship with growers, seed associations, and general public. 

  • Ensure Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly. 

  • Work non-standard hours, including weekends as needed.  

  • Travel and/or drive on behalf of the business.  

  • Meet attendance requirements. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in Agriculture, Crop Science or related field. 

  • 3+ years of experience in agriculture.  

  • Crop management experience. 

  • Demonstrated experience operating, loading and driving a loaded trailer.  

  • Hold, or be able to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License. 

  • Valid driver’s license. 

  • Able to travel out of state and drive approximately 30,000 miles on an annual basis.  


What We Offer:

  • Salary of $60,000 - $75,000, depending on experience

  • 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


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficient in MS Excel and familiar with Windows based applications  


Working Environment: 

Travel could exceed 30,000 miles per year and most of this will be in a vehicle. Must be able to work in varied environmental conditions (loud, hot, cold, dusty, damp, etc.). Out of state travel required. Must wear required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as needed.  


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 25 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. 


This employer participates in E-Verify and after acceptance of a job offer, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


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: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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