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Research Breeding Technician

Company: Vilmorin Mikado USA
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

The fourth-largest seed company in the world. Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plantvarieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds, and cereal products.

Vilmorin-Mikado USA, Inc. is the Business Unit of Group Limagrain, a socially conscious company headquartered in France and Japan; specializes in breeding, producing, and marketing vegetable and tree seeds for professional farmers worldwide. The diversity within our multicultural teams drives the company's growth strategy through quality products, expertise,and commitment to excellence. Vilmorin-Mikado USA, Inc., is the North American operation of Vilmorin-Mikado and is the reporting location for this position. This position reports to Iceberg Lettuce and Baby Greens Breeder.

*Purpose: *Assist the breeding programs by working with the research and development team to manage seed productions and seed inventory, coordinate seed samples for testing, enter data, and assist with other clerical duties.

*Primary Functions: *

- Management of inventory of research seeds, including entering harvest and yield data into our database management system.

- Keeping the seed storage room organized by returning used seed lots and inserting new seed lots into their proper locations.

- Inspect incoming seed lots for purity and potential mistakes.

- Assemble trial lots of seeds based on breeding requests.

- Communicate with the breeding teams on the timing of shipments and preparation of seed samples to meet deadlines.

- Participate in weekly staff meetings to share progress and discuss opportunities for improvement.

- Provide a monthly activity report.

*Qualifications: *

- High school Diploma/GED

- Experience with seed inventory or inventory experience (Preferred)

- Basic office environment experience (phone, copying, faxing, filing, etc.)

- Computer Skills (Word, Excel, E-Mail)

- Valid driver's license & clean driving record

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

License/Certification:
* Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Vilmorin Mikado USA, Gilroy , Research Breeding Technician, Professions , Gilroy, California

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