Greenhouse and Field Technician

04/05/21

Location

Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 94, Gent, Belgium

Function type

Technician

Vacancy

Protealis develops superior seeds and seed technologies for legume crops that are adapted to our local environment. By combining innovation in breeding and nitrogen fixation we create new opportunities for European farmers to help overcome Europe’s protein deficit and provide local sourcing options for the growing number of producers of meat and milk alternatives.

 

Why do we need you?

At Protealis we maximally want to make best possible use of the synergy between legume species and their symbiont soil bacteria to maximize yield and quality. Currently, we are looking for a technician to assist us in breeding work in the field and in the greenhouse.

 

What do we need you to do?

  • You assist with sowing, planting and maintenance of breeding trials in the field (field preparation, trial planning, sowing, planting, control of weeds, pests and diseases).

  • You sow, plant and maintain plants in the greenhouse and growth chamber. You keep track of potential diseases or pests and manage them if necessary.

  • You assist with harvest and sampling of field trials and greenhouse trials

  • You assist in hand crossing of legume species (e.g. soybean, pea)

  • You assist in seed threshing, cleaning, sorting and quality analysis (germination)

  • You observe, evaluate and report field trial measurements and results

  • You assist in finetuning, maintenance and repair of field trial machinery and infrastructure

  • You keep track of administration such as field designs, planting and sowing lists, summaries and correct labelling

  • You pro-actively report and collaborate with the leadership team to which you belong to ensure we align for success

 

What can you expect?

  • To be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that combines a determination to achieve with fun

  • To have a job that has direct impact on the success of the company and the profitability and sustainability of our agriculture

 

What experience are we seeking?

  • You have knowledge of agriculture, with experience with all aspects related to sowing and growing plants. Experience with hand crossing of plants is a clear plus.

  • You have basic knowledge of plant breeding and plant physiology

  • You have a phytolicense and a driving license type B (if possible type G)

  • You are proficient in Dutch

 

Which person fits our team?

  • You work carefully, orderly and structured and check your work.

  • You can work autonomously. In case problems arise you look for solutions in consultation with colleagues.

  • You are flexible: you take into account that weather conditions can sometimes disturb work planning.

  • You respect the agreements and rules within the company.

  • You get your energy from achieving something as a team and feel accountable for the team results as well as your own contributions

  • You communicate candidly and respectful

  • Purpose in your job matters to you and you see your values reflected in Protealis’ mission

  • You have an interest in technological innovations and digital applications to improve the results of your tasks.

  • We value people for who they are and expect you do too. We embrace diversity regardless age, gender, belief, origin or orientation.

 

How to get on board?

Send your resume and motivation letter to Jobs@Protealis.com

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