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  Syngenta ICC Apprenticeship published job and Flyer  
  John Heiser  1/27/2023 9:15:00 AM  

(sent to Section 4, 5, 9, and 12)

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Job Description: Production Technician ILLINOIS
About Syngenta 
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing
plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work
together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with
fewer resources. A diverse and inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our
ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees
reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate, and the
communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in
safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future
of agriculture.
About Us 
At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world
and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seed Production Team is
currently seeking a Production Technician Apprentice in Pekin, Illinois. You will help
shape the future of agriculture by:
? Producing a reliable supply of high-quality seed by executing production plant
tasks assigned by Plant Management
? Organizing, performing, and leading in assigned departments to ensure required
processes, procedures, and production requirements are met; and
? Managing field operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment
operations to ensure seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest
quality seed will be packaged to meet sale demands
Apprenticeship Program Detail
Syngenta’s Illinois Production Technician Apprentices work part-time as a Production
Technician Apprentice at Syngenta (Pekin, Illinois) while simultaneously attending
agribusiness courses at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL. On-the-job training
allows the apprentice to practice what they are learning in the classroom on the job site
and learn real-world skills from identified mentors.
Apprenticeships are an earn and learn program. The associated tuition, fees and books
for the agribusiness courses are sponsored and paid by Syngenta up front, allowing the
Apprentice to earn a degree with minimal debt. In addition, apprentices have paid
wages and access to benefits.
Start date is June 1, 2023. Apprentices will report to the Operations Manager who will
support the Apprentice throughout the year by mentoring, guiding, and confirming skill
set accomplishments. Entry Level Pay will be $20.00/hr., with the opportunity to
progress upon successful completion of job responsibilities, and upon program

Successful completion of Syngenta’s Production Technician Apprenticeship program
includes finishing the required on-the-job training plan and earning a related educational
degree, such as the Agronomy or Agricultural Business Management Specialization
from Illinois Central College. Upon completion, the Apprentice will have the opportunity
to transition to a full-time position as a Syngenta Production Technician at the Pekin, IL
with increased earning potential.
? Operate, monitor, and adjust seed conditioning equipment for top quality and low
discard. Responsible for product quality assessments and adherence to product
specifications; Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to
eliminate any product mixture
? Participate in site safety initiatives and goals. Foster an operational culture founded
on adherence to all applicable Health/Safety/Environment (HSE) and other corporate
policies, procedures, and guidelines; Strict adherence to HSE protocols and all
corporate policies and processes
? Participate in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to meet annual improvement
? Assist Site Agronomist with field and production activities
? Perform other duties as required to meet plant or site needs
? High School Diploma / GED or equivalent experience
? Valid driver’s license
? Ability to be forklift certified
? Enrollment in the Agribusiness program at Illinois Central College
Preferred Requirements 
? Agricultural or Warehousing background preferred
? Ability to receive a chemical applicators license
? Excellent analytical and deductive reasoning skills
? Excellent organizational and communication skills
? Working knowledge of inventory management principals
? Ability to adapt to changing environmental and situational needs such as rain,
snowstorms, and cold temperatures that may affect scheduling and plant
? Ability to be CDL certified
What We Offer: 
? Part-time hours (20 hours per week on average) while you attend agribusiness
classes at Illinois Central College
? Company sponsors cost of apprentice’s tuition, fees, and books

? Full-time position upon completion of your Agronomy or Agricultural Business
Management specialization and satisfactory completion of the On-the-Job
Training Plan
? Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefit Package that starts the same day you do (as
long as, the requirements of the Apprenticeship program are met)
? 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
? 12 PTO days + 3 Floating Holidays (pro-rated)
? A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers
numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status,
disability, or any other legally protected status. 
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) 
John Heiser
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-509-5404 Cell: 815-509-5404
Address: 535 Elm Pl, Suite #4, Princeton, IL 61356
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