Seed Technician

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Monsanto Row Crop Division. At Monsanto, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best individuals through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity, decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.

We currently have an opening for a Seed Technician position. Seed Technicians are involved in all facets of seed production within a location. This may include crop production, maintenance and precision agriculture initiatives. These positions will be located at our Pre-Commercial Corn Facility in Manito, IL. 

Our Seed Technicians are key members of our team ensuring the highest quality product for our customers. Working at the front-end of our production, Seed Technicians are essential to the overall success of our company and the timely, efficient, and high-quality product delivery.   In this position you will work closely with, and support other on-site personnel in an effort to continuously improve our processes and consistently establish the highest standards in the industry for safety, seed quality, cost, and supply reliability.

Responsibilities:
  • Planting: Field layout and design, seed allocation, field operations
  • In Season: scouting, data collection, coordination of activities, detasseling
  • Harvest: Operations, seed certification and documentation
  • Maintenance: responsible for preventive maintenance of equipment in assigned areas, maintenance tracking and analysis¬†
  • Precision Agriculture: field mapping, irrigation and soil management, testing and implementation of new technology within the agricultural sector, yield and quality analysis
    Required Skills / Experience:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
    • Valid driver's license
    • Ability to do shift work seasonally
    • Familiarity with Windows Operating Systems / Basic computer skills
    Desired Skills / Experience:

    • Mechanical abilities (able to operate and trouble shoot equipment)
    • Certified Crop Advisor
    • Advanced computer skills (GPS, ArcGIS Mapping, Precision Ag Technologies)
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Prior agricultural experience

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