Syngenta Production Technician in Arkansas

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:

Toproduce a reliable supply of high quality seed by executing production plant tasks assigned by Plant Management. Organize, perform and lead in assigned departments to ensure all required processes, procedures and production requirements are met. Position will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. Manage field operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment operations to insure that all seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest quality seed will be packaged to meet sale demands. * Essential Duties & Responsibilities:* Field Operations Roles * During growing season assignment to production area to monitor seed quality through field inspections and record keeping * Support Agronomists in field related activities as directed * Pooling and distribution of parent seed to grower base * Planting of seed production fields and parent seed returns * Assist with field mapping and isolation documentation requirements * Accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds * Coordination of field labor needs to ensure rouging and detasseling operations are completed to quality standards * Coordination of male row destruction and equipment operation * Accurate and timely SAP and Data collection entry during the field productions season * Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture HarvestOperations – Plant and Field Roles * Harvest area coordination includes but is not limited to scheduling of pickers, loads, transportation and dump cart operations * Husking operations includes but is not limited to the receiving of green corn (for positions located at a Corn site), husker operation, and supervision of sorters, moisture sampling, quality checks, chopper operations, scale operations and by-product movements * Dryer operations and monitoring, data collection, equipment clean downs, sampling and expectation of long hours and shift work * Shelling operations, coordination of bulk storage and dryer capacity, moisture checks, quality sampling * Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture Critical success factors & key challenges * Development and execution of processing plans required to meet key business strategies and product availability requirements * Proactive communication both interdepartmentally and cross functionally to assure that field and processing efforts are performed in a manner consistent with accommodating business demands and requirements * A proactive response when seed is not meeting approved Product Specifications standards * Rigorous Plant and Equipment R & M scheduling and tracking * Diligent continuous improvement processing efforts with accompanying employee motivations * Timely execution and provisions of informational requirements * Adherence to Lean principles and ways of working * Strict adherence to HSE protocols and all corporate policies and processes


  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of office functions and processes, including MS Office, MS Databases and Spreadsheets, and SAP
  • Ability to operate state of the art conditioning, chemical and packaging equipment
  • Ability to receive a chemical applicators license
  • Working knowledge of inventory management principals
  • Must be able to be forklift certified
  • Ability to be CDL certified preferred

    • *Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
  • Minimum 2 years of seed industry experience preferred

  • Management experience preferred but not necessary
  • Experience in inventory, distribution processes and/or managing quality transactional data in SAP may be preferred in some locations
  • Associates degree in agronomy (or related plant science), Ag. Business is preferred but not required
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicators License preferred
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with outside vendors/agencies and internal personnel and departments

Job: *Seeds Production

Title: Production Technician

Location: Arkansas

Requisition ID: 1801296