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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Seed Analyst Job in Kenya
Seed Analyst ( 2 positions)
Scientific analysis and testing of seeds and other materials through laboratory tests and other procedures to determine the germination ability, purity and content of a sample and compliance with established standards.
Responsible for day to day operations of the seed lab
Seed Sampling both in the field and processing plant
Filing all records related to seed inspection.
Maintaining samples for reference purposes and traceability of the seed lots/batches.
Maintaining re-order levels for all the consumables in the lab
Assist with Quality Management System as directed by the Quality Manager.
Ensure all equipment are calibrated and service schedule maintained
Ensure all the lab procedures, work instructions and protocols are updated accordingly.
Evaluation of physical purities, grading and seed health and advising the relevant people
Evaluation of germination and calculation of germination % and seed lot examination
Responsible for all trainings of personnel in the lab and conforming to ESH regulations
Education & Experience
Degree in Agriculture or related field
At least 5 years of related experience
Experience in rangeland/native seed quality testing.
Must undertake and pass private analyst course with Kephis.
Experience/knowledge in seed production and conditioning
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
Knowledge of seed quality, seed testing, and seed conditioning.
Knowledge of seed testing methods, chemicals, products, and equipment.
Knowledge of the Quality Management System.
Ability to verbally communicate with employees and customers.
Ability to apply conflict resolution skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Flexibility to work under seasonal time constraints.
Position will be based in Nakuru
Occasional travel for meetings and training purposes
The ability to fit within the Monsanto culture and work ethic