Adams Grain is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Seed Technologist. This full time position offers a competitive salary and benefits. The position is located in Woodland, CA.
The primary purpose of this role is to manage the overall responsibility for seed analysis (purity and germination) in accordance with A.O.S.A standards.
Other duties include but not limited to assisting with receipt and login of samples, initiating tests by preparing planting media, imbibing or planting seeds, or otherwise working with seeds, writing and establishing specifications, assisting in the validation of QC tests, and the writing of Standard Operating Procedures.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performs advanced tests for purity and germination potential on prepared seed samples to determine seed viability.
Determines seed sample purity based on pure seed, other crop, inert matter, weed seed, noxious weed seed and prohibited weed seed content.
Determines seed sample germination potential through the use of proper substrate, temperature, moisture and the subsequent evaluation of seedlings.
Supervise and train Lab Technician(s) in proper A.O.S.A. procedures and techniques for preparing and testing seed samples.
Issues official certification statement attesting the sample matches the claims stated on the product label; notifies management of those samples which fail analysis.
Manage and maintain seed sample retention
Responsible for maintaining quality standards in the department.
Interpret and document test results. Oversees entry of test data results.
Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Degree in Agriculture or Biological Sciences preferred but not required.
Perform sample dividing, germination and purity on multiple crop kinds according to AOSA, ISTA and Canadian Rules.
Assist the QC/QA in the modification, development, and validation of new seed testing methodologies
Knowledge of seed quality, seed testing, and seed conditioning.
Knowledge of seed testing methods, chemicals, products, and equipment.
Excellent communication and written skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift and carry samples, supplies and equipment as necessary.
Flexibility to work under seasonal time constraints.
Registered Seed Technologist/Certified Seed Analyst required
Experience in vegetable and forage seed quality testing and possibly more.
Commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, PTO and 401k
To apply: send resume and cover letter to HR@adamsgrp.com