Seed Technician

/Seed Technician
February 4, 2020
Kunia, HI
Job Type


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

  • Operate equipment and systems leveraging real-time data / technology in own area with minimum settings adjustment and alignment with existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), promoting standardization and ensuring efficient production processes;
  • Provide standardized training and mentoring to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement of personal development goals;
  • Ensure all upstream activities to production process are handled within company standards and business requirements (e.g., field inspection);
  • Manage partnership with key business partners to plant / field operations;
  • Provide support in administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information leveraging SAP;
  • Assist in the preparation, review, and approval of key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-down procedures; standard work; process flow and instrumentation diagrams; etc.);
  • Perform preventive maintenance and inspections; troubleshooting problems associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayer’s Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards;
  • Alert senior technician and leadership as needed when non-conformities in product or process variance occur;
  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to area activities;
  • Help keep metrics and other relevant information current on visual boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shift change over;
  • Support areas across the site in driving the adoption of 5S practices to maintain an environment conducive to work, aligning with the labeling and ordering of tools and keeping place of work swept and clean;
  • Participate in DDS (Daily Direction Setting) meetings;
  • Engage in continuous improvement programs and identify opportunities to improve performance in accordance with production area, site and Bayer goals;
  • Utilize Focused Improvement (e.g., 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements;
  • Coach less experienced technicians on manufacturing standards, work processes and Lean practices.


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 GED;
  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PPT, Word, facilities and systems);
  • Previous experience working in manufacturing environment with a 24/7 rotating shift schedule, including overtime as needed;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships;
  • Frequent walking and standing is required both indoors and outdoors on uneven surfaces that can be wet;
  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs;
  • Ability to speak and understand English.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced training including technical or college degree;
  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using of SAP and PLC;
  • Three to five years manufacturing experience, with experience in chemical or row crop manufacturing, preferred;
  • Valid Driver’s license;
  • Commercial Driver’s License;
  • Ability to obtain Hawaii Dept. of Ag. Private Pesticide Applicator’s License/certification.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

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