44602 - High grade seed Production/Seed Store Operator - Plant & Food Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

A bit about us
At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable systems.

What you will be doing

You will add value to the cereal breeding research team managing the production of high grade breeder's seed, maintaining seed stocks and providing a seed cleaning service for small high value seed lines and regional industry cereal trials. Your excellent attention to detail and record keeping will ensure outcomes for clients and PFR breeding teams are completed and delivered on time.  This diverse role will see you operating experimental machinery from time to time, together with supervising our casual employees during the busy seasonal periods. You will be instrumental in achieving accreditation for seed sampling, seed importing, and exporting.

What you will need

  • Undergraduate degree, diploma or technical qualification, or equivalent knowledge and experience. Knowledge of cereal agronomy and arable industry, with experience in seed production would be advantageous.
  • Experience using and operating agricultural machinery and seed dressing equipment.
  • An organised and methodical mind-set.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and collegial working relationships with a diverse range of people.
  • A flexibility to work outside of normal working hours due to seasonal demands.
  • A GrowSafe certification or a willingness to learn and complete the certification will be required.
  • A full driver's license and an HT license is advantageous.

 What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team-based environment at the Lincoln Research Centre where you will contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for its science and impact!   

We offer excellent employee benefits, including generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation, and subsidised health insurance.

At Plant & Food Research, we encourage career development and work/life balance and offer excellent employee benefits, including onsite childcare facilities, free car-parking, generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation and subsidised health insurance.


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