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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seed Analyst Job in Kenya

Seed Analyst ( 2 positions)
Responsibilities
Main Objective
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.
Specific Functions
  • 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
  • Supervisory experience.
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.
  • Motivational Compatibility
  • Position will be based in Nakuru
  • Occasional travel for meetings and training purposes
  • The ability to fit within the Monsanto culture and work ethic
How to Apply
Interested candidates can apply at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/247533902/ or directly at morgan.banda@monsanto.com

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