• Career Opportunities at Syngenta

  • Posted on: 8 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.

    Trial Specialist KEPO


    • The trial specialist cuttings department is responsible for all trials running in the cuttings department inclusive of the trials setup and reporting of the trials information to the management after completion of the trials season. From all trials done we will receive results. The results indicate a directional approach for the growing of a crop.
    • Together with the Head grower and the Production manager a choice will be made for a growing method based on the trial results. To facilitate the decision making process the trial specialist cuttings department will organize periodic meetings after completion of the trials to determine the growing methods for a crop.
    • The trial specialist cuttings department is responsible for the practical implementation of the agreed growing methods for the crop. This means in practice that the trial specialist cuttings department will have to teach the block coordinators and the head grower how to grow the crop according to the new and agreed growing methods.
    • You will prepare all requested trials. For the new variety trials you will determine if the specie is new specie or one which we are already growing for some time.
    • If the specie is a new specie then you are required to research within the literature under which conditions the specie is supposed to grow and based on your findings you are to determine in cooperation with the head grower and the production manager a trial setup which will result in the best growing method at the end of the season.
    • If the specie is not new specie in our organization we will run the trial with similar growing conditions as the production varieties.
    • For the research trials you will discuss with the people requesting for the trial the best trial approach. You will write a trial setup for the trial and set up the trial according to this trial setup.
    • You will be in charge of all production activities of the new materials and research trials at Pollen.
    • Growing of the plants, which are part of the trials program from the day the plants arrive at the farm as an unrooted cuttings until the plants are uprooted at the end of the season.
    Growing media preparation.
    • Planting
    • Putting and keeping the drip irrigation in good order.
    • Pruning
    • Deflowering
    • Long day treatment (where applicable)
    • Short day treatment (where applicable)
    • Application of trial specific sprays.
    • Assist in trials logistics work.
    • Harvesting of cuttings.
    • Post harvest quality control and packaging.
    • All unforeseeable necessary activities for the good growing of the plants. Communication of all trial related maters with the responsible people involved (production manager cuttings department etc).
    • Recording of all specifics concerning all trials running at the cuttings department.
    • Handling of the records and organizing them in a useful manner in a computer file.
    • Analyzing the records during the active growth of the trial and finalizing the analysis at the end of the trial.
    • Compiling the results of the trials in a useful format and compile the final report.
    • Presenting the report to the stakeholders. During this meeting new growing methods will be agreed upon.
    • Advice and teach the Head grower and the Cuttings production Coordinators on how to grow the plants according to the new growing methods for every variety we trialed (new variety trials and research trials).
    • The Trial specialist will be required to be punctual in all activities (reporting, leaving, tea breaks, lunch break etc). The Trial specialist does have an example function and the common worker will mirror his or her timeliness to that of the Trail specialist.
    • The Trail specialist is required to be an example to others in hygiene measures of all levels.
    • Crop and greenhouse hygiene.
    • Hygiene around the greenhouses within and without the compound of the company.
    • Personal hygiene.
    • The Trial specialist is required to be on the alert for any safety issue that might occur and report accordingly. 
    Critical Knowledge: 
    • Growing of Cuttings.
    • Crop management including Pests and diseases management.
    • Data collection and processing
    Critical Skills: 
    • Crop management- fertilization, watering, crop husbandry,
    • Scouting-pest and disease control and chemical knowledge.
    Critical Experience:
    • Data collection and analysis.
    • Growing of unrooted cuttings.
    • Supervision and training.
    • Disease and pest identification and management.
    Key Skills
    • Communication
    • Analytical
    • Computer
    • Leadership
    • Planning
    • Numerical
    Personal Attributes
    • High integrity.
    • Self motivated.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Open minded.
    • Team player.
    • Ability to prioritise
    • Personal relationship.
    Essential Syngenta Competencies
    • Customer-focused
    • Ensure that the plants are grown and fed under the right conditions to ensure quality of the products to satisfy the customer requirements.
    • Challenge and improve the current way of doings things in your area of responsibility to increase efficiency.
    • Demonstrate ability to take prudent action with little oversight.
    • Demonstrates openness in communication to others, able to communicate to general workers in a language they can understand, listens well and incorporates the thoughts and ideas of others.
    • Track record for building trust and reliability to deliver required products.
    • Ability to work in a team of other growers and other personnel, providing support.
    • Ability to deliver products in defined quantities, quality time and cost.
    Other behaviors critical for the role.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Proactiveness in taking precautionary measures in the growing function.
    • Timely communication of any growing quality related issues.
    • Good coach.
    • Quality and integrity of data collected
    • Proper labor organization, training and supervision
    • Scouting
    • Crop management
    • Water management-consistent fertilization.

    Electrical Technician


    Role Purpose

    To  install, Assemble, test, operate, repair and maintain of electrical, Refrigeration systems and air conditioning, motors and pumps and other equipments, appliances, apparatus and fixtures to improve efficiency, decrease  Down times to ensure systems reliability and thereby accomplishing planned production targets within budget

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical wiring systems, motors and pumps and other equipments, appliances, apparatus and fixtures, Refrigeration system and air conditioning units to ensure smooth operations of processes
    • Studies and interprets Plan layout in installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures to new and existing buildings and constructions based on job specifications and local codes.
    • Prepares and Discusses Bill of Quantities and equipment running costs for internal clients for decision making
    • Performs Preventive  routine maintenance and control procedures (SAMACO) on electrical systems, apparatus and equipment to identify hazards, defects, the need for adjustment or repair, to achieve annual cost savings, ensure systems reliability and reduced equipment down time by adherence to safety and quality standards,
    • Diagnoses malfunctioning electrical systems, equipment, apparatus, and components to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the fault.
    • Prepares sketches and follow blueprints to determine the location of equipment and systems to ensure conformance to building and safety standards and company specifications
    • Carries out root cause analysis for various systems and equipments failures and risk assessment for the various jobs and activities to determine the methods of work and mitigation measures applicable for the job.
    • Conducts Toolbox meetings with subordinates to discuss work procedures and correct safety measures to
    • Analyzes electrical engineering problems Proactively and provide practical, cost effective solutions through application of trouble shooting tools to increase the efficiency of maintenance process and accomplish planned production targets
    • Prepares and maintains personnel documentation regarding performance of work and attendance and monitoring of work activities of subordinates.
    • Maintains Hygiene and general cleanliness of the working area
    • Ensure Compliance to HSE and phyto rules, regulations and policies and promote its awareness in your area of operation by integrating the same consideration and decisions in all activities
    • Apart from the duties summarized in your Role Profile, the company reserves the right to include other reasonable duties which are part of, and incidental to this type of role. 
     Critical skills 
    • supervisory
    • planning
    • analytical skills
    • Problem Solving
    • communication
    • computer
    • 2  years experience  in electrical maintenance and installation
    • Diploma in electrical /electronic engineering
    Personal Attributes
    • Tolerant
    • creative and innovate,
    • safety aptitude
    • Team player
    • Results-oriented
    • Attention to details
    • Interpersonal
    • Integrity
    • Patience

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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