Seed Technician
Stanton, MN 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description


The primary responsibilities of this role, Seed Technician, are to:

  • Operate equipment in the research and development sites and leveraging real time data to maximize existing procedures;
  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections;
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed;
  • Support areas across the site in driving the adoption of continuous improvements conducive to an organized and clean work environment. Utilize standard industry techniques to initiate process and work improvements;
  • Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development;
  • Ensure upstream activities (e.g., seed inspections, international shipping, indoor and outdoor activities) are handled within company standards and business requirements;
  • Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-down procedures, standard work, process flow and instrumentation diagrams, etc.);
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayer's Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures);
  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to area activities;
  • Participate in and prepare to lead meetings as needed; articulating objectives and allocating resources accordingly across all active production areas;
  • Support and maintain metrics and relevant information on current Visual Management boards to drive teamwork and facilitate change;
  • Ability to work well and communicate with others in a dynamic setting;
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions;
  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to drive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicleORbeing expected to frequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties - regardless of mileage;
  • Position requires driving for the company that will (may) fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction. This may entail the hauling of trailers, product, supplies or equipment in a safe manner.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid Drivers' License, in order to be eligible to drive a company car, your driving record have to meet guidelines based on the company's Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers - MVR will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening;
  • DOT medical card OR the ability to obtain one through successfully completing and passing a DOT physical. In addition, candidate must be able to meet all applicable DOT/FMCSA criteria. Drivers with previous DOT driving experience may be required to undergo FMCSA safety checks and applicable review;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older, due to safety requirements to operate a combine;
  • Be able to lift, push, and pull 60lbs seasonally;
  • Have availability to meet overtime demands, including occasional work on weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience operating and/or maintaining farm equipment such as tractors, planters, combines, etc.;
  • Have or have the ability to obtain a Pesticide Applicator License.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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