Job Details

  • Title: Vegetable Seed Health Technician
  • Code: RCI-11256
  • Location: Salem Oregon (OR) 97305
  • Posted Date: 02/23/2021
  • Duration: 6 Months
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  Job Description


Vegetable Seed Health Technician

  • Support the Quality Control Seed Health lab by performing standardized processes and quality control testing.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Complete standardized procedures for detection and quantification of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in vegetable seeds
  • Read and understand work instructions and procedures
  • Apply aseptic technique and defined hygiene procedures to ensure quality and containment of plant pathogens
  • Accurately record and enter test results
  • Perform repetitive work while maintaining focus on detail and quality
  • Recognize and report deviations from standard procedures
  • Learn and follow safety procedures
  • Contribute to enhancing safety culture
  • Contribute to miscellaneous lab improvement projects
  • Apply basic laboratory and math skills


  • Follows standardized protocols and report any deviations
  • Reliable team contributor
  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s in Science, Biology or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience as a Lab Technician preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Laboratory work, including growth room/chamber
  • Prolonged periods of standing, sitting, and bending performing repetitive tasks
  • Occasional lifting 30-40 lbs., frequent lifting of 15-20 lbs.
  • Handling of quarantine plant pathogens in a restricted facility