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Agricultural Technician Lead


Tangent, OR, Nationwide United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Full Time

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Interested in agriculture and enjoy working outdoors?  KWS Seeds, LLC currently has an opening for a Agricultural Technician Lead located in the area of Tangent, 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:

  • 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

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Job Post Date: 07/13/22
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