PanAmerican Seed Company is a world leader in breeding, production, and distribution of ornamental bedding plants, perennials and cut flowers. We are seeking a talented Breeder Assistant to join our breeding organization based at Santa Paula, CA.
The Position Support a PanAmerican Plant Breeder in developing and bringing to market new varieties of ornamental bedding plants. This will include coordination with the breeder on the design, organization, and execution of breeding nurseries, multi-location variety trials, off-site production trials, and plant variety protection protocols.
Tasks and responsibilities 1.Planning and execution of crop sowings, transplants, and harvests. 2.Monitoring of crop development and health. 3.Setting up crossing blocks designed by the breeder. 4.Collection of data such as germination, seedling vigor, days to flowering, flower size, etc. 5.Management of databases. 6.In these efforts the Breeder Assistant will coordinate with the crop technician team.
1.Bachelor of Science degree is required. 2.Knowledge of genetics and/or plant breeding principles required. 3.Demonstrated previous experience in data collection and management. 4.Previous experience in a plant production environment. 5.Knowledge of or ability to learn management of databases including Microsoft Excel and Access. 6.Ability to communicate in Spanish is desirable. 7.Ability to organize and perform work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 8.Proven ability to execute projects involving multiple participants, both on and off site. 9.Able to independently manage his/her time, solve problems, and plan tasks. 10.Clarity in both written and verbal communication. Personal and Physical Requirements 1.Able to stand for long periods of time and work in hot and cold environments. 2.Able to lift 25 pounds. 3.Able to see and manipulate small floral structures. 4.Willingness to occasionally work overtime or on weekends based on workload. PanAmerican Seed Company employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. In addition to a leading global research organization, we also field a large marketing and sales network, a global network of production locations, and the world’s largest and most comprehensive distribution network of ornamental horticulture products. The company is committed to its stated mission to “Color the World” and takes seriously the social responsibility that comes with our leadership role. We are committed to the health, safety, and personal development of our employees. For more information please contact: Ophie Gonzalez Human Resources Manager PanAmerican Seed Co. 335 South Briggs Road Santa Paula, CA 93060 805-525-3348 ext. 5762 OGonzalez@ballhort.com
About PanAmerican Seed Co., a Division of Ball Horticultural Company
PanAmerican Seed Company
PanAmerican Seed Company is the global leader in the breeding, production and distribution of seed raised ornamental horticultural products worldwide. The company employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. In addition to a world leading research organization, we also field a large marketing and sales network, a global network of production locations and the world’s large...st and most comprehensive distribution network of ornamental horticulture products.
The company is committed to its stated mission to “Color the World” and takes seriously the social responsibility that comes with our leadership role. We are committed to the health, safety and personal development of our employees.