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Seed Production Worker

Seed Production Worker

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Thriplow, East of England, GB

Legal Entity:  KWS UK Ltd. (9700)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  11317


KWS UK Ltd. is looking to recruit at the earliest opportunity a Seed Production Worker. This is a full-timepermanent position based in Thriplow near Cambridge.

The overall aim of the role is to coordinate and assist with supervision of the operations of production in the plant including seed cleaning, treatment and packing. You are responsible for coordinating activities in relation with maintenance of all seed processing and ancillary equipment.  The job holder has also a responsibility to assist the Production Operations Manager with maintaining accurate seed production and certification records during staff absences as well as managing engineering projects and seed plant Health and Safety.


This position requires flexibility as you will be required to work extended hours in peak periods throughout the main summer/autumn harvest period, this will include working into the evenings and Saturdays. You will also be required to fulfill duties outside your main areas of responsibility when necessary.


What you can expect in this role:

  • To coordinate production operations from intake through point of dispatch. Including the supervision of seasonal workers.

  • To assist the Production Operations Manager with their day to day duties.

  • To assist with operating and maintaining seed processing equipment. 

  • To assist with effective and cost-efficient repair and maintenance of the processing equipment. 

  • To be compliant with the Company and legislative regulations.

  • To be able to prioritize and schedule workload accordingly in order to minimize downtime. 

  • To carry out production administration duties as and when required. 

  • To assist the Production Operations Manager with responsibilities relating to the BASIS storekeeping and inspection


What you bring in:

  • Ability to liaise and communicate with the team effectively

  • Be self-motivated and possess initiative to work unsupervised

  • Be trustworthy and reliable

  • Well organized and driven by outcomes

  • Use of practical accuracy techniques


Our offer:

  • 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme with 16% Company contribution and 1.2% minimum employee contribution

  • Life Assurance, of three times annual salary

  • Income Protection Plan at 75% of salary for long-term illness and disability for a period of three years

  • Private Health Care Plan

  • Profit Related Bonus Scheme

  • Membership of Lifestyles discount scheme

  • Reduced diesel prices from the company’s fuel pump

  • A fun working environment where we take care of each other. We also organize social events such as a Summer Staff BBQ, a Christmas party and charity fundraising events


Did we spark your interest?

Then apply now via our online portal and send us your documents (cover letter). 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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