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Breeding Station Trials Technician

Employer
KWS UK Ltd
Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Feb 2023

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Job Details

Breeding Station Trials Technician
Field of Work: Breeding stations
Location: Thriplow, East of England, GB
Legal Entity: KWS UK Ltd. (9700)
Contract Type: Regular
Full Time?: Yes
Job ID: 11621

We at KWS UK Ltd. are looking to recruit at the earliest opportunity a Trials Technician for a full-time, permanent position, based in Thriplow near Cambridge. As part of the Trials and Farms Team, you will be involved with yield trials and other plant breeding operations essential for the successful development of new varieties. Your main responsibilities will include working on Official Cereal Trials as well as supporting operations on private KWS combinable crop trials.

This will involve:

  • Working to AHDB and BSPB Protocols and Procedures.
  • Planning, preparing, and drilling of Cereal trial plots.
  • Vermin control and protection of trial plots.
  • Plot scoring, record keeping and data collection.
  • Timely harvest of trial plots.
  • Presentation of good data and grain samples.

Your profile:

  • Experience in the field of agriculture is beneficial, however training can be given.
  • A full clean driving license is required.
  • Tractor driving skills would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Good literacy, numeracy, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are essential.
  • Willingness to work extended hours during harvest, drilling, and other peak periods.
  • Trustworthiness, reliability, and a high level of motivation.
  • Good teamwork, communication, and organization skills as well as flexibility.

Let's peek at how you can grow your skills, well-being, and future at KWS!

  • Support other members of the trials team with yield trials of Cereal and Root crops
  • Willingness to join training for PA 1 & 11, counterbalance forklift and telehandler licenses if skills are not possessed yet
  • You will be trained to develop your leadership skills on-the-job, to supervise a small team of 6 seasonal workers during peak periods
  • Desire to take on areas of responsibility and progress your career
  • 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme with 16% Company contribution and 1.2% minimum employee contribution
  • Private Health Care Plan, Membership of Lifestyle Scheme and Life Assurance, of three times annual salary
  • Income Protection Plan at 75% of salary for long-term illness and disability for a period of three years
  • Profit Related Bonus Scheme, up to 10% of annual salary

Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS?

Then we look forward to receiving your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply button. 

Company

About KWS:

KWS UK breeds winter wheat, spring wheat and winter barley. The company is responsible for selecting and developing oilseed rape, and trialling and developing maize and sugar beet varieties in conjunction with the KWS group by using a range of technologies to ensure improved consistency in crop performance to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately end-user customer. KWS has been breeding crops for the moderate climatic zone for over 150 years. The company is now one of the world’s leading seed producers. It has some 5,300 employees and a footprint touching over 70 countries. Visit: www.kws.com/career to find out more.

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