Seed Operations Technician in Coon Rapids, IA 50058

Beck's Superior Hybrids

This position is responsible for performing various tasks involved with operating a seed production facility including field production, harvest, seed processing, warehousing and other related activities. Assigned responsibilities will vary through the year based on seasonal needs.
As a member of the Beck’s 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


Operate and maintain Beck’s equipment as directed by the Production Location Manager or other designated persons.
Operate processing equipment in the plant.
Operate the seed treater in the plant.
Operate the bagging line.
Assist in the unloading of inbound shipments, orderly stacking of product along with picking and staging outbound shipments.
Assist with production field isolation and planting duties.
Assist with field inspections during pollination season.
Work in the husking, sorting, drying, discard and shelling operations when needed.
Assist with seed box washing activities.
Perform general farm duties and general seed duties as needed.
Assist in repairs and maintenance of all Beck’s equipment as assigned.
Report ongoing status of operations to the Processing Plant Manager.
Aid in implementing and following quality control standards in all seed production and processing activities.
Report to the Processing Plant Manager on supply needs to continue operation of the plant.
Maintain accurate records of operations performed in assigned projects. This also applies to repairs and maintenance of equipment.
Operate commercial motor vehicles as directed by the Production Location Manager or its designee, where applicable.
Perform other production, processing, dock, and delivery functions as may be required by the Production Location Manager.

Job Requirements
1. Education and training:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Ability to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy.

2. Technical knowledge:

Basic mechanical skills.
Ability to perform mathematical computations.
CDL or Chauffer license or equivalent preferred.
Basic knowledge and skills of farming.

3. Characteristics for Success:

Commitment to the mission of Beck’s Hybrids, specifically, to provide our customers with the best seed quality
Excellent interpersonal skills
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
Ability to look at situations from several points of view
Has a positive attitude
Ability to exercise judgment

4. Travel and hours of work:

Overnight travel may be required based on project needs at Beck’s regional locations and may vary in duration of time.

5. Physical demands:

May be required to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
May be required to pass respiratory clearance evaluation.
Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required.

6. Experience:

Farming experience preferred.

** 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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