R&D Operations Technician, USA, California, San Juan Bautista


San Juan Bautista, California, EE.UU. - Intermediate vocational education (Jornada completa)

R&D Operations Technician

Enza Zaden in San Juan Bautista, California is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.

What will you do?

As the R&D Operations Technician for Enza Zaden Research you will ensure optimal functioning of installations and facilities by.

  • Execution of preventive and corrective maintenance on buildings and installations.
  • Identification and correction of technical malfunctions. Recommends modifications to design and test procedures, equipment, and standards, and contributes to development of new methods.
  • Testing of small electrical equipment (in accordance with the local standards).
  • Management of various systems, such as heating/cooling, key system, burglar alarm and fire alarm systems.
  • Experience with agricultural working settings and facilities including greenhouses.
  • Accompanying technical support provided by external parties.
  • Administrative processing of activities.
  • Contribute to a healthy and safe working environment.
  • You will support the R&D team needs at the station and other duties as assigned.

Your power

You are a self-motivated person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities, and has a systematic method of working. You are research minded and interested in working in the agriculture sector. You promote and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture background and has developed strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Technician educational background.
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Work on Saturdays and holidays as necessary.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.
  • The ability to speak and understand some Spanish is highly desired.    
  • Operate and calibrate farm equipment, tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers.
  • Experience in greenhouse maintenance is highly desired.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Driving required to local fields (25%).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.


Please submit your cover letter and submit via this link.