The Role

We are currently seeking an Oilseed Rape Field & Cereal Purity Specialist to join our Team based in Woolpit, Suffolk. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the management and field operations related to the Oilseeds breeding programme and seed production near the Woolpit site. In addition, they will assist with the purification and seed production of winter wheat, winter and spring barley breeders seed.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Field operations, husbandry and harvest

• Crop assessment and evaluation – including the production of scoring records.

• Liaison with other departments within the Company, particularly with regard to shared field equipment and facilities.

• Safe operation of agricultural and trial equipment and machinery.

• Liaise with farmers regarding the provision of trial and seed production fields.

• Manage AgChem supply store and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

• A wide range of activities within seed production team including:

o Seed preparation

o Drilling

o Identifying botanical characteristics

o Selection

o Harvesting

o Cleaning

o Sampling

• Assist with other activities undertaken by the Woolpit team.

• This role requires a flexible approach including working outside normal office hours during the peak season.

• Attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Requirements

Thorough knowledge and experience of arable farming and the agricultural industry

• Understanding of the principles and requirements of the plant breeding programmes

• PA2 Spray operator certificate, PA4 Granular application certificate. Full training can be given.

• Due to the nature of the job, occasional travel to the head office in Rothwell, Lincolnshire will be required therefore a full driving licence is essential.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, in the first instance please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Cathy Billington, HR Advisor, Limagrain Field Seeds email: catherine.billington@limagrain.co.uk