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Operations Specialist

Company: Syngenta
Location: Woodland
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

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, we are currently seeking an Operations Specialist in Woodland, CA.

You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

  • Supporting the overall activities of the site Biological Operations team by leading the logistical organization and execution of on-site crossing blocks and nurseries in field cages, leading the site Stewardship/QMS program, developing and providing expertise in the production of research vegetable seed, and assisting with the overall, functional activities of the station


    • Function as an integral member of the site Biological Operations Team by participating in all in-scope activities, including agronomic activities, maintenance of equipment and facilities, pesticide applications, training, and documentation
    • Directly manage and supervise greenhouses of research seed (inbred and hybrid), with responsibilities for planning, sowing, growing, pollinating, harvesting, and data collection
    • Participate in research and process-improvement projects related to the growing and breeding of vegetable varieties. Collaborate with breeders to meet trialing needs
    • Develop and share expertise in seed production, with responsibilities for formal learning, conducting experimental trials, facilitating communication on practices and procedures, and proving training for staff and 3rd party labor
    • Incorporate leading capabilities and technologies into daily operations in order to bring the highest quality products to market in an efficient, safe, and environmentally sound manner
    • Serve as Site Stewardship Officer, providing appropriate training for site personnel, and working to ensure that all appropriate Stewardship and QMS procedures are followed
    • Perform all tasks in a manner compliant with company safety policies
    • Coordinate and supervise the activities of 3rd party labor
    • Effectively communicate with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities



      • MS degree in agricultural or plant science preferred, or BS/BA degree with experience in agricultural research or applied agriculture
      • Experience with MS Office tools, especially Word and Excel, and other standard office software
      • Ability to learn and use proprietary databases (SPIRIT, MINT).
      • Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

        Preferred Requirements

        • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

          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.

            Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


            Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)


            Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)



Keywords: Syngenta, Woodland , Operations Specialist, Other , Woodland, California

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