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Crop Science Technologist I

Brookings, SD
  • Posted: June 11, 2022
  • Full-Time

Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description


The Crop Science Technologist I will be trained to analyze samples and compile and report data with accuracy and precision in accordance to SGS' analytical SOPs.  Work independently directly under a supervisor and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaround times are met. Always follow safe laboratory practices and maintain a safe working environment.


After appropriate training independently, prepare, conduct, evaluate, record, analyze, and summarize samples and data utilizing SGS SOPS and methods and industry information in seed testing, genetic purity testing, and/or laboratory research including monitoring for irregularities in testing and results

Expand knowledge and professionalism in seed, genetic testing, and other technology by participating in in-house continuing education, enrolling in relevant coursework, attending workshops, participating in professional seed technology committees and associations

Performs routine operation, maintenance, calibration of prep instruments/equipment

Inputs and maintains technical information as needed to support the laboratory functions/operations

Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures including HSE, OI and ISO policies and regulations

Performs other duties as required.



Associate Degree in Agricultural or Biological Science or related fields (Required)

0-3 years of experience in Seed or plant research/testing, or biological laboratory setting (Required) 

Bachelors Degree in Agricultural or Biological Science or related fields (Preferred)

Some relevant experience in Seed or plant research or testing (Preferred)



Society of Commercial Seed Technologist Certification or Membership (Preferred)



Language Skills: English (Required)

Mathematical Skills: Basic (Required)

Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Basic (Required)



Computer Skills: Basic (Required)



No travel required.



This job operates in a laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard laboratory instrumentation and equipment.



Location of the Job Brookings, SD 


#IND:AB (Lab)

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back.  Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability

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Brookings, SD
57006 USA



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