Seed Technician Job in Canada

Seed Technician Job in Canada


Job title: Seed Technician

Company: Bayer

Expected salary:

Location: Cranbrook, BC

Seed Technician Job Details:

At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.

Seed Technician

This opportunity is a position mainly inside facility-based with some outdoor work that assists the Pre-Foundation Seed Production Manager in the production of pedigreed canola seed in a timely and efficient manner, while meeting all quality standards.

The primary responsibilities of this role, Seed Technician in Cranbrook, BC, are to adhere to all Bayer safety initiatives while ensuring documentation for safety activities and accident/incidents reporting is adhered to in accordance with company policy.

This position is a hybrid, full-time permanent position based out of Cranbrook, British Columbia. This position offers career progression potential.

What you will do:

  • Seed production: spring tillage and soil preparation, crop planting, cultivation, irrigation, pesticide application, scouting, roguing, male plant line removal, swathing and harvest
  • All aspects of managing seed inventory including operation of inventory database, seed sampling, shipping, storage, and discards
  • Working in an indoor growthroom setting bagging plants, manually pollinating, harvesting, and inventorying
  • Assist with developing procedures for field and growthroom production
  • Assist with monitoring previous year’s seed production fields and controlling volunteer canola plants as directed
  • Understand digital farming techniques using GPS, data collection and record keeping
  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and stewardship procedures
  • Ensure timely entries for field data collection and production records
  • Ensure that QMS/CSGA procedures and standards, Bayer Quality Policy, and stewardship procedures are followed. Assist in revision of procedures
  • Provide support to field production of other seed crops (i.e. soybean, wheat, vegetable seeds, FDN canola seed) and other projects as needed

Who you are:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • BC commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain (class 5 with endorsement 20 trailer

4600kg or Class 1). * Experience with hauling trailers and loading and unloading equipment is preferred but not required

  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to work in all Microsoft Office programs plus navigate company databases
  • Have a BC agriculture pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with change, with ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and work demands
  • Minimum completed high school (Diploma or vocational training in agriculture production or other relevant education is preferred)
  • Agricultural/ Canola seed production experience or other relevant industry experience is preferred

This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.

What we offer:

  • This position comes with the use of a company vehicle.
  • Competitive compensation and rewards package
  • Collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture
  • Career development and global opportunities
  • Work-life flexibility programs such as flex hours, employee discounts, volunteer days, wellness, and other employee offerings

Bayer is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of Inclusion and Diversity. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and believe that our people are our most valuable asset. The collective sum of individual life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities that our employees invest in their work represents our culture, reputation, and Bayer’s values and purpose.

Learn more about our values and purpose at:

All referral candidates must first be submitted via our internal referral system by a current Bayer employee in order to participate in the referral program. Once a Bayer employee has successfully referred you in our system, you will receive an automated email with instructions on how to complete your application.

Application Deadline: August 16, 2023



Bayer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Candidates participating in our selection process requiring accommodation due to a disability or medical need are encouraged to notify the Bayer representative that they will be meeting with to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.


Canada : British Columbia : Cranbrook


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