Seed Technician

  • Bayer
  • Farmer City, IL 61842, USA
  • Sep 20, 2021
Engineering Health Care Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Quality Control

Job Description

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

  • Operate equipment in the production sites and leveraging real time data to maximize existing procedures;
  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections, troubleshooting problems associated with equipment, processes and systems as needed;
  • Perform Site Responsible Researcher (SRR) duties ensuring adherence to stewardship processes and protocols that are completed accurately and timely which includes field monitoring, grower communication and documentation of activities;
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of continuous improvement practices and programs (5S, Lean, Six Sigma) conducive to an organized and clean work environment;
  • Utilize Focused Improvement (e.g., 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements;
  • Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development;
  • Ensure upstream activities (e.g., field inspection, grower contract) are handled within company standards and business requirements;
  • Cultivate partnership with key business partners to plant / field operations (e.g., grower network);
  • Use SAP to support administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information;
  • Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shutdown 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 and prepare to lead Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetings as needed; articulating shift 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 shift change over;
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed) and have a valid driver's license.


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;
  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint, Word or facilities with systems);
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced education including Technical, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using of SAP and PLC;
  • At least three years of manufacturing experience, with experience in chemical or row crop manufacturing;
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment with a 24/7 rotating shift schedule, including overtime as needed.