POSITION TITLE: Seed Technician DEPT: Production
CLASSIFICATION: Entry level APPROVED BY: SJ
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Growers, Outside Contractors, Seed production personnel
POSITION REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: To be determined by abilities
The seed technician is an individual that will understand all aspects of seed production. It can consist of
Seed conditioning, cleaning, grading, and overall maintenance work in the conditioning facility. It can
consist of outside work from spring through fall to help implement the procedures of planting, inspecting, detasseling, male row destruction, and harvesting of the seed crop. This position can include shift work, weekends, and holidays during critical times if necessary. The individual should have a good mechanical aptitude. The individual must be able to work together with others, yet when asked, have the ability to complete tasks on their own and on time.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
1. Assumes responsibility for the effective, efficient, and accurate performance of Seed Corn production
a. Understanding the grower to company relationship.
b. Ability to ensure quality and purity in areas of responsibility.
c. Communicating effectively and positively to all company and outside people.
d. Ability to inspect fields for insects, weeds, and diseases.
e. Ability to understand and operate conditioning equipment in seed plant.
f. Follows company policies and procedures for both safety and quality.
g. Understanding and following shipping procedures for accurate deliveries and returns.
h. Maintaining efficient use of time to ensure company profitability.
i. Performing additional duties as directed by Department supervisor.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Agriculture background.
Computer skills in worksheet and word programs.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Agriculture related experience required.
Three years related experience preferred.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent communications skills with positive attitude.
Attentive to detail and accuracy.
Cooperative and willing to assist others.
Ability to use computer applications
OUTSIDE/INSIDE: Outside work during all types of weather. Not required to be in inclement weather. Inside work consisting of machine operation, and walking to set up shipments. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs.
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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimum standards required to successfully perform at the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated to be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.