As the largest, family-owned retail seed company in the United States, Becks was founded on faith, hard work, and innovation of our family and family of employees. As we continue to grow, our culture is maintained by those who work hard to make a difference in the lives of farmers. Becks is seeking quality individuals to join our family of employees.
As a member of the Becks Family of employees, all full-time employees are eligible for a generous benefits package:
Health benefits including two medical plan options and company HSA contributions, dental, vision, employer paid life/AD&D for you and your dependents, disability insurance, and access to an onsite Nurse Practitioner
401k plan match & company sponsored pension plan and access to a Financial Advisor to help you manage your retirement savings
Paid time off, Paid Holidays, Wellness Programs, & Corporate Discounts
Company Christmas Party, Free Lunch, $200 Merchandise Allowance, & Much More
Purpose and Scope
This position assists the Production Location Agronomist or Production Location Manager in the areas of agronomics, seed field operations, grower/operator relations, and quality control. Non-growing season responsibilities include data analysis and assisting Production Location Agronomist or Production Location Manager with crop plan development for the upcoming growing season.
Scout corn, soybean, and wheat production acres for weeds, insects, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, and other agronomic conditions affecting the crop
Lead processes on the production team including but not limited to:
Supervise some aspect of corn drying during fall harvest
Seed treating during spring planting season
Manage and assist contract growers with planting operations and chemical recommendations
Assist with leading summer interns and help develop summer projects assigned to them
Lead the team of Production Agronomy Technicians on assigned projects related to agronomic research and processes of the team
Assist Production Location Agronomist or Production Location Manager by creating solutions for agronomic issues discovered
Assist with delivery and organization of seedstock.
Inspect and manage seed corn fields during flowering for quality assurance
Evaluate seed corn fields for potential yield
Assist with communication and providing direction for seed growers, at locations with contract growers.
May be required to operate farm equipment
Perform other related duties as may be required by the Production Manager or Production Location Agronomist
Education and training:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomics or related agricultural field
Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and insurable driving record as determined by Becks automobile insurance policy
Basic computer and current software skills (Microsoft Excel)
Personal time management skills
CDL or equivalent preferred
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license preferred
Characteristics of Success
Commitment to the mission of Becks Hybrids, specifically, to provide our customers with the best seed quality
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, work as a team member, and proceed with objectives without supervision
Possess a strong worth ethic and excellent interpersonal skills.
Has a positive attitude:
Travel and hours work:
Overnight travel may be required based on project needs at Becks regional locations and may vary in duration of time
May be required to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted
May be required to pass respiratory medical clearance evaluation
Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiners Certificate may be required
At least 3 years of agronomy and/or seed production experience
** In an effort to provide a safer, drug-free workplace for employees, all full-time applicants to whom offers of employment are made must submit to a drug test and background check, subject to applicable local, state, or federal laws or regulations. Employment at Beck’s is contingent upon passing these pre-employment screenings.
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