Seed Process Operator Specialist


Salinas, CA, EE.UU. - Lower vocational education (Jornada completa)

Seed Process Operator Specialist

Enza Zaden in Salinas, California is looking for a highly motivated seed processing professional to join our team.

What will you do?

Correct and timely execution of the process in accordance with established protocols, having correct protocols, and supporting Process Operators.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Setting, operating, and adjusting equipment/installations according to directives and regulations.
  • Execution of the process in accordance with established protocols, following up safety instructions, and support Process Operators with occurring problems.
  • Development and adjustment of processes for the local branch.
  • Supporting colleagues in assessing the result of a process.
  • Analysis of processes and protocols and proposing improvements.
  • Active participation in (multidisciplinary) (improvement) projects.
  • Advising Team Lead on technical questions.

Your power

You are a self-motivated person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities, and has a systematic method of working. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams. You promote and follow safety procedures.

  • Associate degree or vocational education in related field. 
  • 3 plus years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.
  • The ability to speak and understand some Spanish is highly desired.
  • Knowledge in the field of seed types
  • Knowledge of relevant processing machines
  • Forklift certification will be required and can be obtained once employment begins.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Willing to travel national and international (10%).

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 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.