Production & Manufacturing & Supply

Seasonal jobs (M-F)


MAS Seeds® is a seed company, a subsidiary of the Maïsadour Cooperative Group, the first cooperative in France to have obtained the confirmed CSR commitment label. For more than 70 years, MAS Seeds® has been developing an innovative and sustainable seed portfolio, solutions applied to seeds and agro-services to always better support farmers in the ecological transition. The brand is present in 50 countries, thanks to our 13 subsidiaries spread across 4 continents. Our activities revolve around the 3 key professions of a complete seed company: Our R&D teams select resilient and efficient corn and sunflower hybrids that meet current agronomic challenges. Our operational teams produce high quality seeds thanks to strict protocols within the plots of our network of producers and in our factories. Our sales and marketing teams support our customers on their territory to feed the planet while facilitating the transition from the agricultural world Joining MAS Seeds® and its 700 employees means: Become an actor in the agricultural transition within a company committed to agroecology and the preservation of territories Integrate a human-sized company with a real international outlook Develop your skills in a collaborative and caring environment Let’s act together for agriculture in transition!

Job description

As part of the maize and sunflower season, we are looking for seasonal jobs to our R&D station in Haut Mauco (40) and in Rhodon (41):
As part of a team of seasonal workers and under the responsibility of a team leader, you participate in operations related to our seed activities:

February – March: preparation of the campaign

  • Inventory of seed stocks
  • Carrying out seed counts (putting grains into bags)

Hours : day- Monday to Friday
Working conditions: indoors

April – May – June: sowing and monitoring of crop development

In conjunction with the team leader, you help to:

  • carrying out sowing activities
  • crop protection/monitoring
  • specific notations (characterization of the plant according to a defined reading grid)
  • the assembly of isolation structures allowing the production of hybrids

Hours: day – Monday to Friday with the possibility of working Saturday depending on the weather
Working conditions: outdoors (fields) – journeys and travel are covered by the company

July – August: implementation of pollination activities (flowering)

You manually place pockets on the plant (corn/sunflower) to control fertilization and thus obtain hybrids which will have the characteristics sought by our research & development department – You may also be required to participate, with your team leader, in notation activities (characterization of the plant according to a defined reading grid) This activity is particularly well suited to student summer jobs.

Hours: day – Monday to Saturday with possibility of staggering working hours depending on the weather
Working conditions: outdoors (fields) – the meeting takes place directly in the field (the GPS location is communicated to you before the start of the mission). You will be assigned to a production field (all our fields are located nearby).

September – October – November: carrying out harvesting activities

  • Harvesting activities (manual harvesting, ginning, sorting and stockpiling)
  • Carrying out seed counts to prepare for sowing which will be done in the southern hemisphere

Hours: day – Monday to Friday
Working conditions: outdoor harvest (fields) and indoor shipment preparation. Working hours vary depending on the activities (between 35 and 48 hours per week)

The positions are to be filled for a variable duration of 15 days to 8 months depending on the profiles and availability of each person. Indeed, the sequence of different campaigns described above offers varied task prospects. Cuts are to be expected depending on weather conditions and crop progress. We accept minors from 16 years old (with parental authorization).

Your profile

Beginners are accepted, we do not require any particular qualifications: you will be supported and trained by a team leader throughout your mission.
For missions that require going to the fields, you have a taste for working outdoors and are not allergic to pollen.
You have organizational skills and a strong team spirit.
You know how to demonstrate rigor, autonomy and are diligent.
No accommodation possible.

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