Production Technician - Field

Syngenta Group
Aurora, NE
United States
Job Description

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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 Production & Supply Team is currently seeking a Production Technician in Phillips, NE.


You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

Producing 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.


  • Work in conditioning, treating, packaging, field, or other areas to meet facility needs
  • Provide leadership and overall seed quality expertise to plant activities
  • Responsible for maintaining, documenting, and adherences to established plant procedures
  • Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product specifications
  • Complete field operations including; field map generation, planting, flagging, vendor management, field scouting, equipment setup/validation, WPS recording, staff training, quality audits, and process improvement projects. Offseason special projects related to field operations are a possibility.
  • Coordinate preventive maintenance program for the plant equipment
  • Timely and accurate data entry into SAP as part of Inventory Management
  • Forklift operation
  • Harvest operations includes but is not limited to the receiving of green corn, husker operation, supervision of sorters, moisture sampling, quality checks, chopper operations, scale operations, and by-product movements
  • Dryer operations and monitoring, data collection, equipment clean downs, and sampling
  • Shelling operations, coordination of bulk storage and dryer capacity, moisture checks, and quality sampling
  • Ensure all daily/weekly equipment inspection checks are completed
  • Active participation in plant upgrade projects and risk analysis
  • Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Supervise employees and third-party personnel as required
  • Perform other duties as required to meet plant or site needs
  • Actively support an image that reflects the highest regard for cleanliness and organization
  • Being a key stakeholder in the site’s “Goal Zero” safety initiative.


  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent experience required
  • Associates degree preferred
  • Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to be forklift certified
  • Knowledge of office functions and processes, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and SAP
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with outside vendors/agencies and internal personnel and departments
  • Ability to make timely, effective decisions
  • Self-motivated

Additional Information

  • Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weather
  • Position requires working 7 days a week during critical time of year
  • Position requires travel by car/pickup during certain periods of year
  • Position requires be able to work in dusty and hot conditions

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

Work Level: 2B

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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