Germination Lab Technologist
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“WE BUILD TRUST WITH FARMERS AROUND THE WORLD BY SUPPORTING THEM TO SUSTAINABLY IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND FLAVOR OF THEIR PRODUCTION.”
HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer’s market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.If our mission resonates with your passion, we look forward to your application.
You will be a great fit if you have experience similar to: •Development of new methods to evaluate seed for germination, vigor and uniformity under various environments including stress testing.
•Implementation of developed tests and training of technicians
•Improve/optimize existing test methods/processes and testing efficiency as necessary.
•Assure process controls of tests are in line with the Quality Management System (QMS).
•Management of all internal and external comparative and proficiency testing
•Work closely with other scientists within the parent organization in strategic testing development and collaborate with scientists within industry and academia.
•Work closely with experts within the parent organization in strategic testing development and collaborate with experts within the industry and academia.
•Conduct standard germination, vigor and stress testing following HM Clause protocols for the evaluation of vegetable seed quality as needed.
•Conduct standard physical purity analysis and noxious weed seed examinations to assess the physical composition of the seed lot as needed.
•Back-up Germination Management in administrative duties as needed.
To be considered, you will need: The candidate that will thrive in this role brings adaptability and dependability. We look for:
- B.S. Degree in Plant Physiology/Biology or one of the plant sciences required
Certified Viability Technologist (CVT) or Registered Seed Technologist (RST) preferred.
The rewards of working here: You join an expert team of innovators and creators that collaborate with farmers around the world to sustainably enhance the taste and quality of healthy food. Our goal is to form teams that inspire and learn from each other as they work to elevate our products from seed to table. We recognize our employees as our most valued resource and work to create an atmosphere that is supportive, healthy, and progressive. We promote an environment of wellness and well-being and hybrid schedules when it is appropriate for the position. It is an important and expanding piece of our local and global mission for Diversity & Inclusion programs and support groups in the corporate world.
HM.CLAUSE offers a strong compensation and benefits package to its employees:
- Competitive salary
- This position’s range is $66,560 – $78,000
- Comprehensive Benefits Choices
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Work/Life Balance
- 12 Paid Holidays per year
- +1 Floating Holiday per year
- Paid shutdown holidays
- Progressive time off starting at 80-vacation hours
- Company Covered Benefits
- Company paid Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Long and Short-Term Disability
- Wellness Benefits
- Annual Fitness reimbursements, covered massage benefits & unlimited health coaching
- Family EAP, Telehealth and Mental Wellness Services
- Internal Career Progression
- Learning Environment
- Promotions from within
- Paid Annual Training
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Welcoming Environment
- Business casual attire; open door policy; hybrid schedule
- Financial Wellness
- 401(k) dollar for dollar Employer matching
- Additional Employer 401(k) Contribution per paycheck
- Traditional and Roth (401k) plans options
- Company Profit sharing in December
- Family Benefits
- Maternity and Paternity paid time off
- Fertility and Infertility benefits
- Low family medical deductibles
We are a company with a supportive culture and leadership. We encourage you to be part of our journey to enhance the world’s food supply and support the farmers that grow them.