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Please see the job vacancies that we have available below.

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Position

Technical Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract – 18 Months)

The successful candidate will provide support to team with the development of in-house methods critical to the success of Elsoms’ seed technology activities, focusing on priming and techniques to improve and determine seed quality. With guidance from Technical Manager and team, assist with all aspects of seed technology projects through design phase, laboratory testing and field work to product development.

Location

Spalding, Lincolnshire

 JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES 

 The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, have excellent attention to detail and excellent literacy and numeracy skills. A knowledge of project management, data analysis and crop technology would be an advantage. You must be adaptable and be able to equally work along or as part of a team. The ability to remain calm and focused when working under pressure is also desirable in the successful candidate. 

1. Support Technical Manager and Head of Department to set up and run test applications and trials for the work on seed technology of all crops, especially contributing to work on parsnip seed quality. 

2. Help team to develop in-house methods critical to improving the success of priming development work of seeds including trees, flower seeds and other novel crops to Elsoms, both working with laboratory and trials team. 

3. Involved in product development for the department and in establishing reliable and repeatable methods. 

4. Monitoring and keeping accurate records of assessments of tests and trials and reporting results. 

5. Maintain a clean, tidy working environment and follow safe working practices. 

6. Assist with other tasks as necessary for smooth running of department. 

The position

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to at least degree level in Biological Science or equivalent by experience
  • PA1 qualification is preferable
  • Experience developing and following lab protocols
  • Experience in trial design, data analysis and report writing
  • Experience working in crop technology or seed treatments
  • Experience in running projects/product development
  • Experience working with ERP systems desirable, preferably Microsoft Dynamic Navision

Please send your application form and CV to Margaret Desoyza (01775 715000, or hr@elsoms.com)

Deadline for applications: 19/02/2021


Position

Trials Coordinator

The successful candidate will support the Vegetable Trials Manager and ensure efficient and effective use of Elsoms staff and equipment to produce accurate trials for both breeding and sales.

Location

Spalding, Lincolnshire

JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES

You must be able to communicate effectively, have excellent attention to detail and excellent literacy and numeracy skills. A knowledge of trials management would be an advantage. You must be adaptable and be able to equally work along or as part of a team. The ability to remain calm and focused when working under pressure is also desirable in the successful candidate.

  1. Coordinate the management of all trials with the Vegetable Trials Manager
  2. Responsible for the accurate drilling of all field trials and assist in day to day activities of field vegetable crops.
  3. Ensure correct equipment is used to produce accurate trials (including the set up and dismantling of equipment)
  4. Identify any issues or maintenance/ servicing required for the trials equipment and notify the relevant staff
  5. Focus on Health & Safety within department, especially for field operations
  6. Communicate with Line Manager on a regular basis and attend relevant meetings as required
  7. Suggest improvements and be involved in new projects / new equipment

The position

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • English and Maths GCSE’s or equivalent
  • PA1, PA2, PA6 and PA11 qualifications
  • Agricultural vehicles on the road training/qualification
  • Experience working as an operative in trials setting
  • Experience supervising the work of others
  • Agricultural/horticultural background

Please send your application form and CV to Margaret Desoyza (01775 715000, or hr@elsoms.com)

Deadline for applications: 31/01/2021