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PQC Lab Technician

Syngenta is a leading agriculture companyhelping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to makebetter use of available resources. Through world class science and innovativecrop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transformhow crops are grown. We are committedto rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizingrural communities.
About this Job:
ThePQC Lab Technician will perform a well-defined range of routine tasks for seedquality tests completed by the Product Quality Control lab for corn, soy anddiverse field crops. The PQC Lab Technicianwill organize, perform and lead in assigned areas to ensure all requiredprocesses, procedures and data requirements are met. The PQC Lab Technicianwill take on several roles based upon field & plant production, processingneeds, and customer requests. The PQC Lab Technician will manage laboperations, sample receiving and testing equipment to ensure that all seed isproperly handled and tested so that accurate seed quality results will becompleted within assigned timelines.
Essential Duties &Responsibilities:
Leadall aspects of Soybean testing: Germination, Physical Purity, Seed Appearance,and Herbicide Trait testing
Developed proficiency with seed testingtechniques through job-related training and/or considerableon-the-job experience
Tasksmay include, but are not limited to all tests performed in the seed laboratory
Provides guidance andsupport to seasonal staff
Developunderstanding and meet seed testing needs of the business.
Abilityto understand and interpret data accurately and determine if additional testingor actions are needed
Performaudits
Participatein internal validations and ring tests
Maintainreliance documentation as assigned
Fostera laboratory culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and othercorporate policies, procedures and guidelines
Collaboratewith other full time staff to maintain a balanced work environment
Strivefor continual improvement
Routinereporting of issues and opportunity improvement to lab lead
Qualifications:
Mustbe High School graduate or have a GED.
B.A.or B.S. degree in science or agriculture, or A.A. and 2 years relevant workexperience, or 3 years relevant work experience preferred
PreferRST (Registered Seed Technologist), RGT (Registered Genetic Technologist), CGT(Certified Genetic Technologist), CVT (Certified Viability Technologist), CPT(Certified Purity Technologist) or willingness to work towards accreditation
Musthave good computer skills, particularly in Excel, SAP, and/or other databases
Additional Knowledge,Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Skillin organizing priorities
Abilityto approach and communicate with a wide range of personalities
Results-oriented
Communicative
Innovative
Abilityto accomplish assigned tasks accurately and efficiently
Abilityto adapt to changing environmental/situational needs
Abilityto remain flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requests
Work Level:
Syngentais an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons ofrace, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation,marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Syngenta Contact Information:
If you need assistance during the application process, please contact theService Desk at sta_support.northamerica@syngenta.com
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