Digital Field Technician

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Digital Field Technician
Field of Work: Breeding stations
Location: Thriplow, East of England, GB
Legal Entity: KWS UK Ltd. (0097)
Contract Type: Regular
Is Full Time?: Yes
Onsite/ Remote: Onsite
Job ID: 12804

Interested in agriculture and digital solutions? Then join us as Digital Field Technician at KWS UK Ltd.

In this position you will join our breeding station team in a hands-on position working on digital solutions and across crops for the successful development of new varieties. We offer the chance to work with highly motivated and qualified colleagues in a learning environment. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Thriplow near Cambridge.

What you can expect in this role: 

  • You are a major part of development and implementation of digital solutions and services, such as digital phenotyping across the UK breeding station.
  • You are able and willing to carry out fieldwork such as running and organising a harvest team over the summer, supporting an existing team in their activities, or working alone on or off a machine.  
  • You work indoors on various activities such as seed processing, computer work, machinery.
  • You are part of a successful team working on producing high quality results and thinking in an innovative way.

What you bring in: 

  • You have a full UK driving license.
  • Digital competence and ideas, with a high interest and ability in this area, ideally including drone experience and expertise.
  • Agricultural machinery experience, such as engineering skills and driving machines 
  • Supervisory experience would be beneficial, although training can be given.
  • You are trustworthy and reliable.
  • You are willing to work longer hours during peak periods

Let's peek at how you can grow your well-being, health, and future at KWS!

  • Freely following the motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development.
  • 35 working hours weekly – additional working hours will be expected based on seasonal demands
  • 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme with 16% Company contribution and 1.2% minimum employee contribution
  • Life Assurance, of three times annual salary
  • Income Protection Plan at 75% of salary for long-term illness and disability for a period of three years
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • Profit Related Bonus Scheme
  • Membership of Lifestyles discount scheme
  • Reduced diesel prices from the company’s fuel pump
  • A fun working environment where we take care of each other. We also organize social events such as a Summer Staff BBQ, a Christmas party and charity fundraising events

Did we spark your interest?

We look forward to getting to know you!

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