Farmer Vegetable Job Description Sample
Farmer II - Full Time
Year Round/ Full Time: a position averaging 35+ hours a week.
General duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily livestock care; maintenance of livestock facilities and equipment; pasture and fence management; and coordination in the event of emergencies with livestock or grounds (floods, and weather related events). Other duties will be assigned based on candidates abilities and strengths. The incumbent will provide general assistance and support for the department, leadership, and the company as required.
The Farmer II must work in all weather conditions and must also be able to lift 50 lbs, have a valid driver's license, and be able to work independently.
Applications must include at least three (3) references to be considered.
1.Two-year degree in Agriculture or related field strongly preferred. Additional education or training preferred. Must have or be able to obtain an NC Pesticide Applicator's license in Ag Pest Plant and Livestock categories.
2.At least three (3) years of related agriculture and livestock husbandry experience. Equivalent combination of education/experience considered.
3.Demonstrated commitment to delivery of world class internal/external guest service; proven leadership skills; ability to build/develop/motivate teams.
4.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; conveys information clearly, concisely, effectively at all levels; builds/maintain strong relationships within and across the company; good public speaking skills a plus.
5.Strong project/time management, organizational, and planning skills; attention to details with focus on quality, service, and safety; prioritizes work under deadlines, multi-tasks and adapts as needed.
6.Proactive, exercises good judgment; anticipates, addresses, and troubleshoots issues.
7.Works effectively both with a team and independently.
8.Professionally represents department and company values at all times.
1.Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather with exposure to excessive heat, cold,
wind, vibration, moving mechanical parts, and other adverse environmental conditions.
2.Ability to perform the following: heavy lifting (50-100 lbs. occasionally; 25-50 lbs.
frequently), carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, shoveling, and raking.
3.Must have or be able to obtain a NC Commercial Driver's License with a Class A endorsement to operate heavy equipment vehicles and trucks
Essential Job Duties:
1.Cattle and sheep management including but not limited to: daily care of nutrition, watering, calving/lambing, performance evaluation, and record keeping.
2.Livestock breeding using natural, artificial insemination and embryo transplant methods
3.Livestock general and preventative health care including administration of vaccines and treatment for parasites, diseases and illness
4.Livestock facility and equipment maintenance: electric fence installation and maintenance; cleaning and sanitizing of livestock barns and buildings; cleanup and spreading of livestock manure and bedding; maintenance to grounds
5.Repair, maintain and construct new electric livestock fence around entire estate
6.Operation of farming equipment including but not limited to: tractors, trucks, utility vehicles, sprayers, and dump trucks for management of pastures, fields, fencelines and buildings
7.Implement forage management and sustainable rotational grazing strategies
8.Provide support with Purebred beef cattle operations to promote Biltmore livestock
9.Be available to respond to livestock needs 24 hours per day
National Account Manager - Vegetable Oils
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing and Food Ingredients division. We are looking for an experienced industry professional to become our new National Account Manager- Vegetable Oils in our Refined Vegetable Oils group. You will establish CHS as the preferred supplier within the domestic food and industrial vegetable oils industry. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be customer focused with the ability to build long-lasting business relationships and adapt to a fast changing environment.
Establish CHS as a preferred and dependable supplier to a broad base of customers throughout North America.
Oversee sales and marketing of crude and refined soybean and canola oil sales. Understand the vegetable oil markets, perform market discovery, and sell oil at the best possible values which nets CHS the best per bushel margin equivalent.
Partner with departmental customer service, production, and technical staffs to provide world class service to our diverse customer base.
Oversee account management of sales, inventories, margins, logistics, marketing plans, and customer service on a national level.
Establish strategic marketing plans to achieve company objectives for CHS vegetable oil based products.
Develop new business and grow existing business to meet sales goals.
Provide market recommendations, knowledge and risk management to internal business partners and external customers.
Develop risk management strategies for customers by utilizing various derivative pricing, hedging strategies, and over-the-counter (OTC) products to provide risk management options to customers.
Prepare and conduct sales presentations, negotiate contracts, and proposals.
Develop and maintain business relationships with suppliers, customers, & colleagues.
Communicate marketing, supply & sales information to internal & external customers
Supply Chain Management: manage relationships with internal production and customers; assist with issues such as logistics, quality assurance.
Manage sales budget & expenses, forecast product supply & demand by account
Oversee & evaluate market research, adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market & competitive conditions.
Gain a complete understanding and ability to manage all trading accounts which include oil futures hedging, fuel surcharge hedging, options trading, max price contracts, spreads/rolls, and various OTC instruments.
Partner and work with refinery production staff and processing staff to assure production matches sales.
Establish and maintain relationships with key industry leaders, strategic community partners, and be involved with industry associations.
Travel up to 20% of the time.
Champion and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
- Bachelor's degree
- 7 plus years of commodity sales experience
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Business or related field
5 plus years of refined oil sales experience
Knowledge of crushing and refining industry and or related food industry
In depth understanding of vegetable oil markets and logistics
Understanding of commodity markets and trading principles
Experience managing futures position
Knowledge of food company risk profiles and the tools available to manage this risk (i.e. options strategies)
Knowledge of product application as it pertains to vegetable oil as well as replacements and the price sensitivity associated with these replacements
Edible Vegetable Oils Refinery Manager – Enderlin, ND
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Edible Vegetable Oils Refinery Manager – Enderlin, ND
This is an exempt level position.
The Enderlin facility processes canola, sunflower and soybeans as well as high oleic varieties of sun and canola oils. The facility also includes a multi-oil refinery with the capacity to refine approximately 2,000,000 # of oil per day. This is a non-union facility with an hourly workforce of 90 employees and a salaried staff of 30 employees. The refinery includes 5 salaried and 13 hourly employees.
The refinery manager's areas of production responsibility are refining, bleaching, deodorizing, dewaxing and load out. Refinery process experience in these areas is meaningful, as well as management skills such as setting plant priorities, safety culture, implementing company policies, cost management and capital discipline. The position is also extensively involved in quality control, food safety, environmental compliance and the plant's evolving maintenance program.
Employee will work in a plant environment. The physical requirements of the job requires the ability to climb stairs, lift 55 pounds, prolonged periods of standing and sitting, computer work, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling and potentially working adjusted hours.
This is an excellent opportunity for a plant or project engineer seeking management and/or in-depth refinery processing experience.
Display a dedication to lead, participate and support ongoing safety including values based safety efforts.
Direct the daily operations of refining, bleaching, deodorizing, loadout and water treatment
Understanding of operations, rules, regulations, policies and the ability to communicate those requirements effectively to the workforce.
A deep understanding of the operations in refining, bleaching and deodorizing.
Oversight for capital expenditures taking place in the area of responsibility, in addition to investigating potential cost-savings projects.
Maintain good working relationships with all employees
Provide solutions and promote teamwork amongst production, maintenance, quality and engineering groups.
Maintain process safety standards and implement changes when necessary
Optimize yields, supply usage and utilities, as well as other variable plant costs
Work history in refining, bleaching, and deodorization. Dewaxing is a plus.
Excellent communication skills to provide mentorship and feedback.
Results driven to provide support to achieve the goals established by management.
The ability to provide motivation to the direct reports and demonstrate leadership qualities to all plant personnel.
Analytical skills and sound decision making ability.
An Engineering degree or equivalent is required.
Category III Child Nutrition Employee At MLE (Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Program)
Child Nutrition Position with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Meadow Lake Elementary School
Three hours of paid time per day
Category III ($13.31 to $16.21 per hour based on current schedule for child nutrition employees)
Prepares food according to a planned menu and tested, uniform recipes using commercial food service equipment
Daily record keeping including production records and inventory.
Assists with daily setup and cleaning of all kitchen equipment to ensure cleanliness and sanitary conditions are met
Serving or cashiering during meal service.
Attend work regularly and report to work in a timely manner.
Additional duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED
Ability to work in a friendly manner with co-workers and students.
Ability to work alone and plan work schedule to meet daily, weekly and monthly time lines
Operational knowledge of commercial food service equipment used in preparing quantity foods.
Understands complexity of daily recordkeeping.
Knowledge of food preparation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and community.
Ability to perform job and communicate in a noisy environment.
Ability to lift or move up to 50 lbs. such as milk crates, frozen foods and canned foods
High school diploma or GED required
Quantity food service preferred
Food safety knowlege preferred
Apply on-line at www.applitrack.com/rdale/onlineapp
POSTING OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Georgia Young Farmer Teacher
"To provide educational instruction and leadership opportunities to individuals engaged in the agricultural industry which will increase their proficiency in agricultural production, management, agribusniess and leadership."
1.Survey community and develop a needs assessment for potential group instruction topics and facilitiate the instruction of such issues to participants of the Young Farmer Agribusiness Program and others interested in agriculture/agribusiness.
Conduct a group instructional program consisting of organized classes for adult particpants of the Young Farmer Agribusiness Program.
Plan and implement educational programs according to needs assessment of particpants.
Classes are geared toward solving problems to increase the economic sustainability of farms and agribusinesses.
Exploring new opportunties available to participants.
Information dissemination on new technology.
Plan agenda for meeting.
Develop curriculum on an annual basis.
Develop lifelong learning process.
Plan logistics of the meeting.
Prepare lesson plans in compliance with required state standards.
2.Develop and provide small group/individual instruction for community participants of the Young Farmer Agribusiness Program.
Perform on-site problem solving activities.
Technical assistance includes the areas of agronomy, animal science, agricultural mechanics, forestry, horticulture, business management and marketing.
Provide proactive individual learning activities.
Assist participants with regulatory compliance of government programs.
3.Provide instruction as part of the local secondary agricultural education team.
Perform other teacher activities. These activities may include supervision duties, faculty meetins, and parent/student conferences.
Prepare L.E.P.'s and make modifications for special needs students.
Prepare lesson plans according to state standards.
Provide for student evaluation.
Provide for student advisement.
Administer the Young Farmer Internship Program. This includes job site supervision and public relations activities with area agribusinesses.
Plan and prepare instructional materials for use in the agriculture classes and labs.
4.Provide supervision of the Supervised Agricultural Experience programs for students enrolled in the secondary agriculture education class.
Assist in the development of students projects.
Perform home visits, job site visits and school lab visits.
Assist students with record keeping activities.
Make parental contacts.
Assist students in preparing proficiency awards.
Assist with procurement of SAE materials
Bridge components of secondary instruction and FFA with SAE project.
5.Perform related instructional activities that are necessary for the conducting of successful adult and secondary instructional programs, fulfilling administrative requirements of the Young Farmer Agribusiness Program, and for the documenting of program activities and compliance with program requirements.
Submit monthly reports in a timely manner
Submit YF Agribusiness contest applications.
Submit program of work in a timely manner.
Submit course calendar in a timely manner.
6.Plan, organize and conduct instructional activities that develop leadership and personal skills to participate in the Young Farmer chapter while holding an advisory role in the chapter structure.
Set up and implement advisory committee.
Coordinate officer meetings.
Coordinate local, state and national leadership development activities.
Coordinate local participant involvement in: State Convention, National Instutitute, Region Caucus, Leadership College, Summer Tour, Local Awards Banquet, Fundraising Activities, Liaison with other Agricultural Organizations
7.Maintain a high standard of FFA particpation and membership by providing opportunities that will benefit students in developing leadership skills.
Provide techinical assistance to Secondary Agriculture Instructor and students which may include: FFA meetings, FFA Career Development Events, State and National Convention, Local FFA Banquet, FFA fundraising activities, Food Processing Center.
8.Manage and improve the Agricultural Education facilities and equipment in the local school system.
Facilities and Equipment Include: Greenhouses, Agricultural Mechanics Lab, Forestry Lab, Food Processing Center, Computer Labs, School Farm, Aquaculture Lab, Livestock Facilities.
9.Participate in continual education training activities that will enhance knowledge and promote technological proficiency in agriculture awareness programs that will benefit students, other educators and citizens of the community.
In Service Training
Training Provided by Area Teachers
- Facilitate the development of agricultural business skills through the development of entrepreneurial and job related skills that advaice the economic development of the individual and community.
- Community Involvement: Civic Organizations, Ag Awareness, Farm Safety Camps, Chamber of Commerce, School Administrators, Political Relationships
Young Farmer teachers are the bridging factor of the continual agriculture education and leadership development to all individuals interested in agriculture or agribusiness within the community. They lead the community and related educational infrastructure (K-12) in developing an awareness of agriculture and provide the necessary instructional programming to keep this infrastructure available to all people.
Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern
The Discovery and Plant Health Team is seeking a motivated Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern. This position will be located in Woodland, California, reporting to our Discovery Genetics Lead.
The intern will gain hands-on experience in the application of agronomic traits and genetics to improve the practice of plant breeding and agriculture. A defined research project will be assigned and completed under the guidance of a Discovery supervisor. And as an intern in this organization, you can also gain exposure to other related functions such as plant breeding, plant pathology, chemistry, genomics, marker development and high-throughput laboratories giving a broad overview of the career opportunities available at Bayer.
The successful candidate must be available to work full time during the summer internship term of May-August of 2019.
Interns are assigned to supervisors who outline general responsibilities, assist in research assignments and completion, and arrange opportunities to visit other functions. Projects will provide exposure to greenhouse practices, plant growth regulators and genetic analysis of agronomic traits.
Successful candidates will work both independently and in collaboration with other teams, and provide thoughtful analysis to their assigned research project.
At the conclusion of the program, interns will present the results of the research project to an audience of peers, Scientists and Senior Management. In addition, as part of their assignment, feedback on the program and the research project will be requested throughout the internship experience.
Current or future enrollment in a MS or PhD program with interest in exploring a career in agriculture with emphasis on Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Genetics, Crop Science, Agronomy or Horticulture
Detail and results-oriented individual with the ability to work independently and effectively
Strong motivational, organizational and problem-solving skills
Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills
GPA of 3.0 or better
Must be willing to relocate
Must be returning to school upon completion of internship.
Experience working in greenhouse environments
Exposure to modern concepts of plant physiology and development
Experience working with vegetable crop and/or dioecious plant species
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto's leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer's leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We're a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.
Farmer Programs Coordinator
Listing open until December 12th, 2018
Part Time Position - 15-25 hrs/week
Job Title: Farmer Program Coordinator
Reports to: Farmer Programs Director
Goals: The goal of the OGS Farmer Programs is two-fold.
- To increase the number of people who are successfully farming organically in Western NC.
- To increase public and community support for organic farming & farmers.
This position is responsible for coordinating and facilitating a multi-partner project to develop a new curriculum that supports mastery of sustainable agriculture production practices that meet the certification standards of Certified Naturally Grown. The curriculum will be delivered on-site to farmers in the Southern Appalachians. This position is grant funded for three years.
Program Coordination (90% of time)
Coordinate Sustainable Agriculture Training program including but not limited to the design, planning, implementation, and oversight of logistics, facilitation and teaching, curriculum, schedule, teachers, registration, evaluation, and marketing.
- Co-create schedule and curriculum for Sustainable Agriculture Training.
- Manage all workshop logistics - location, catering, materials, set agendas, etc.
- Determine and recruit speakers for trainings; provide guidance on content/process of presentation; determine budget/fees in collaboration with Program Director.
- Develop and manage registration materials and communication with participants.
- Facilitate course sessions and co-lead portions with farmer/presenters.
- Revise and retool curriculum after each course.
- Administer coordinate program evaluations and tracking.
- Develop work plan and manage project budget.
- Maintain and update resources and materials.
- Manage supplies and equipment acquisition, organization and care.
- Assist with promotional tasks including interviews, articles, press releases, promotional calendar and implementation of marketing plan.
- Cultivate, attend and maintain positive relationships with wider sustainable agriculture community. Be a leader and voice for OGS, organics, farming, and regional farmers.
- Assess and foster strategic relationships with individuals and organizations within the community.
- Organize & participate in needed meetings and projects with other regional agriculture entities in Western NC, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia for completion of the project.
- Actively communicate with partners via email, conference calls, etc.Attend and present at regional conferences, trainings, as needed.
Farmer Programs coordination (10% of time)
- Attend OGS monthly staff meeting, and weekly Farmer Programs meetings.
- Support and/or present on program department accomplishments, challenges and methodology to staff, board, and other stakeholders.
- Information systems management and Ongoing updates to ED and share all documents files via
$16-18/hour depending on experience.
Hours:Part-time. 15-25 hrs/week
Seasonal Timeline: Due to class and training times that serve participants with day-jobs, this position will require working some evenings, weekends, and overnight travel to project locations. The position responsibilities will shift seasonally, with the winter and early spring requiring the greatest number of hours, while maintaining some core functions throughout the year.
Location: A combination of working from your home office (provide your own computer, printer, and basic office needs), working in our office at Smith Mill Works in Asheville, NC and travel to locations in Western NC, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.
- Knowledge of and experience in events organizing, program coordination, facilitation and teaching. Skill and ease in working with groups including facilitation.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively both individually and as a team.
- Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- A reliable vehicle for travel.
- Proven ability in systems thinking (the ability to see both the complex whole as well as the integration of diverse perspectives).
- Computer & internet literate including MS Office and Google Suite
Desirable Skills and Qualities:
- A farming background including a familiarity with sustainable farming practices and sustainable food systems
- Knowledge of organic vegetable farming practices
- At least two years of farming experience
- Well-networked with sustainable food and farming organizations in Western NC, Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia, and/or Southwest Virginia.
To apply: submit a resume, substantial cover letter, and three professional references
Lead Sales Associate-Ft In Farmer City, IL
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,000 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America's fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let's grow together!
The Lead Sales Associate helps maintain a clean, well-organized store with a customer-first focus. The duties of the Lead Sales Associate include assisting customers in locating and purchasing merchandise, operating a cash register, stocking and recovering merchandise, cleaning the store, and performing other duties as assigned by the Store Manager to maximize store profitability and customer satisfaction while protecting company assets. Lead Sales Associates perform the duties of a Sales Associate and act in a lead capacity in the absence of the Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager.
DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide superior customer service leadership; greet and assist customers.
Operate cash register and scanner to itemize and total customer's purchase, collect payment from customers and make change, bag merchandise, and assist customers with merchandise as necessary.
Follow company work processes to receive, open and unpack boxes, cartons and totes of merchandise; stock merchandise, restock and rotate merchandise on shelves, and build merchandise displays.
Clean the store; take out trash; dust and mop store floors; clean restroom and stockroom; and help set up sidewalk displays.
Assist in implementation and maintenance of planograms.
Open and close the store under specific direction of the Store Manager.
Perform additional duties typically performed by the Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager, in their absence.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Understanding of safety policies and practices.
Ability to read and follow planogram and merchandise presentation guides.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
Ability to perform cash register functions.
Knowledge of cash, facility, and safety control policies and practices.
Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit control.
Ability to drive own vehicle to the bank to deposit money.
WORK EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent and six months of supervisory experience (or related experience/training) preferred.
Frequent walking and standing
Frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks; which may also require the ability to push and/or pull rolltainers for stocking merchandise
Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as handheld scanners, pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers, two-wheel dollies, U-boats (six-wheel carts), and rolltainers
Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds
Occasional climbing (using step ladder) up to heights of six feet
Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions
Occasional or regular driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and travel to other Dollar General stores.
Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Farmer Marketing Specialist
Marketing Specialist are responsible for originating and servicing a group of medium to large farming operations and high margin accounts within regional draw territories. Job responsibilities are quantitatively measured and evaluated.
In this job you will:
Originate and service a group of medium to large farming operations and high margin accounts within company's regional draw territories.
Establish, maintain and grow customer relationships by developing knowledge of customer's business, including the functionality of operations, provide customers knowledge of the market and bring value to the customer by determining the best fit of company products and services into their market plan.
Identify accounts that are underperforming and develop, document, and implement a marketing strategy to correct.
Support daily customer service needs and coordinate with staff and other departments to understand products and how they can support customer needs.
Assist Merchant staff on program contracts, farm programs, and crop insurance.
Assist in product development and feedback to fit the needs of the marketplace in conjunction with support network.
Gather and contribute commodity market analysis and information in support of location/regional position.
Complete bi-annual review of customers and supply report to management.
You'll be a fit for this job if you:
Have at least 4 years' experience in grain merchandising and farmer marketing
Possess a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience and training.
Have both experience with and professional knowledge of farm economics, grain marketing and risk management tools (futures, options, crop insurance).
Have strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of people within and outside the organization.
Demonstrate strong decision making, negotiation, and conflict management skills.
Demonstrate strong coaching and teaching skills.
Have strong time management and prioritization skills, with ability to remain flexible to changing priorities.
Are able to quickly learn and promote company products and services; includes how to implement products and services sold with customer.
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both autonomously and within a team environment
Demonstrate the ability to develop new skills, learn new techniques and software while ensuring assigned customer base receives excellent service.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.
Founded in 1970, CGB is known as an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries. CGB Enterprises Inc. (CGB) is a private US corporation with foreign ownership (Japanese). The Zen-Noh group and the Itochu group are each 50% owners of CGB. The owners consider CGB to be a long term, strategic investment and have jointly owned CGB for 20+ years.
CGB (www.cgb.com) is comprised of a diverse group of businesses involved in: domestic & export grain operations, farmer risk management services, fertilizer wholesale and retail, inter-modal bulk product terminaling, vessel anchorage & stevedore services, barge-rail-truck logistical and transportation services, barge fleeting & shipyard repair services, oilseed processing, and mortgage financial services.
Military Veteran Seed Technician - Farmer City, IL (Multiple Opportunities)
At Bayer, helping military veterans transition fromdeployment to employment is a top priority. Our mission is to help our nation'sveterans build their corporate careers. Wewant innovative leaders who can think big, readily accept challenges, anddeliver results on behalf of our customers. We acknowledge that these traitscomprise the very core of the men and women who have served our country.
Bayer is a company that thrives on integrity,service, teamwork and commitment. As part of our efforts to support all ourveterans, Bayer is committed to recruiting veterans who share our values inimproving lives around the world.
Our Veteran Heroes InAg program was created to identify positions and skills to attract, hireand retain this quality talent to further improve our diverse and talentedworkforce. The Heroes in Ag program providesadditional training, mentorship, resources for transition, and opportunities toaccess leadership.
Bayeris looking for highly-motivated SeedTechnicians for our row crops seed production site in Farmer City, IL. In thisposition, you will report to a Production Manager.
As a Seed Technician, you will be involved in all facets of seedproduction. Unlike a traditional manufacturing role, you will experience avariety of responsibilities throughout the growing season. You will be expectedto work a rotating shift schedule including nights and weekends as requiredduring peak seasons.
In this position, you will workclosely with other team members to identify ways to improve our processes. Weare looking for employees who are passionate about maintaining the higheststandards in the industry for safety, stewardship compliance, seed quality,cost, and supply reliability. This is an opportunity to work in an environmentwhere your ideas are heard and you're encouraged to grow personally andprofessionally. At Bayer, we are committed to recruiting and developing greatemployees through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity,decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Operate equipment in the production sites and leveraging real-time data to maximize existing procedures. Perform preventive maintenance and inspections; troubleshooting problems associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed.
Perform Site Responsible Researcher (SRR) duties ensuring adherence to stewardship processes and protocols that are completed accurately and timely. This includes field monitoring, grower communication, and documentation of activities.
Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of continuous improvement practices and programs (5S, Lean, Six Sigma) conducive to an organized and clean work environment. Utilize Focused Improvement (e.g., 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard work improvements.
Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce, area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development.
Ensure upstream activities (e.g., field inspection, grower contract) are handled within company standards and business requirements.
Cultivate partnership with key business partners to plant / field operations (e.g., grower network).
Use SAP to support administrative procedures, documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information. Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-down procedures; standard work; process flow and instrumentation diagrams; etc.).
Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayer's Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures).
Comply with internal procedures and support compliance with legal requirements applicable to area activities.
Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetings as needed; articulating shift objectives and allocating resources accordingly across all active production areas.
Support and maintain metrics and relevant information on current Visual Management boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shift change over.
Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed) and have a valid driver's license.
High School Diploma or GED
Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, or facilities with systems)
Valid driver's license
Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed)
Advanced education including Technical, Associate's, or Bachelor's degree
Intermediate computer skills with experience using of SAP and PLC
3 years manufacturing experience, with experience in chemical or row crop manufacturing
Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment with a 24/7 rotating shift schedule, including overtime as needed
Bayer successfully completed theacquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto's leadershipin seeds and plant traits with Bayer's leadership in chemical and biologicalcrop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive careeropportunities for talent around the world. We're a global team working to shapeagriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers,consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we willcontinue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our careerplatforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at thecombined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.
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