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Production Technician - Slater, IA


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About Syngenta

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

About Us

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Corn Seeds Production and Operations Team is currently seeking a Production Technician in Slater, IA.

You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

  • Leading field operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment operations to ensure that all seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest quality seed will be packaged to meet product demand.
  • Fostering an operational culture founded of HSE and operation excellence


  • Complete field operations as directed by Field Production Lead including; planting, flagging, field scouting, equipment setup/validation, WPS recording, staff training, quality audits, and process improvement projects.
  • Complete harvest operations as directed by plant management including; Receiving, Husk and Sort, dryer and/or shelling operations.
  • Ensure all daily/weekly equipment inspection checks and clean-downs are completed
  • Create a “safety first” working environment to safeguard employees, Syngenta assets and the environment.
  • Maintain, document, and adherence to established plant procedures
  • Perform product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications
  • All seed picked and transported to specified area is identified accurately and checked against production order
  • Timely and accurate data entry into SAP as part of Inventory Management
  • Perform other duties as required to meet plant or site needs


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability and willingness to work OT as needed with 7-day work weeks during critical times of the year
  • Able and willing to working outside in various weather conditions
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing
  • Forklift certified, or the ability and willingness to obtain certification. (On-Site Training provided)
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicators License or ability and willingness to obtain
  • Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related field highly preferred
  • Experience working in Agriculture/Seed Industry
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a CDL certified

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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