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Plant Breeder - New Opening!

Dallas, NC 28034

Posted: 05/21/24 Industry: Technical/Professional Job Number: MH615803423 Pay Rate: $90,000.00/YR

Job Description

About the Role:
Personnel Services Unlimited is seeking a Plant Breeder for a Direct-Hire position! Our client is a global manufacturer and distributor in Dallas, NC. 
- Salary:  $90K plus,  Exempt
- Location: This position is NOT remote or hybrid.
- Travel:  15% - 40 %
Responsibilities Include:
The Plant Breeder manages the non-GMO plant/seed breeding program to optimize yield, quality, and tolerance traits. 
  • Will oversee breeding activities, field tests, and plant scale-up for commercial use.
Essential Functions:
  • Understand raw material and key growth characteristics.
  • Collaborate with universities on varietal development.
  • Plan and execute field trials, analyze data, and manage agronomic challenges.
  • Provide trial data for high-quality raw material procurement.
  • Liaise with Global Agronomy Team for varietal commercializiation.
  • Knowledge of APHIS import requirements.
  • Regular field plot monitoring and farmer support for plant scale-up.
  • Manage internal seed/plant catalog and IP rights.
  • Collaborate with food scientists and agricultural engineers for crop improvement.
Job Skills and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Agronomy or Plant Breeding.
  • 3-5 years experience in vegetable plant breeding, preferably sweet potatoes.
  • Strong knowledge of plant genetics and growth.
  • Hands-on farm experience.
  • Proficiency in planting, fertilizing, and harvesting.
  • Excellent communication and data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in Spanish preferred.
  • Health/Dental & Vision Insurance fully paid for employee.
  • Life Insurance
  • 20 Paid Vacation days, 11-12 paid holidays and 10 paid sick days.
  • 401k – up to a  5% company match.
  • Profit sharing plan
Interested? Qualified candidates can Apply Directly now or email a resume to: Questions? Call our Gastonia office (704-867-4557).
Personnel Services Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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