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Seed Processing Line Operator


Tangent, OR, Nationwide United States, USA



Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Operator/General Laborer

Job Type:

Full Time

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Looking for a great place to work with exceptional benefits? Come join the team located at our Tangent, Oregon seed production facility. We are currently looking for a Seed Processing Line Operator, where the main responsibility is to monitor seed line equipment during operations to ensure high quality seed processing and production. 


Summary / Purpose:

Monitor seed line equipment during operations to ensure high quality seed processing and production. KWS offers a robust benefit package which includes PTO, 401K, health and dental insurance, and much more!  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor seed processing equipment during operations.
  • Follow procedures and documentation, communicate clearly during shift change, avoid contamination and ensure product is tagged correctly.
  • Ensure quality and safety standards are met.
  • Inspect and quality check product, verify accuracy.
  • Interpret specifications and calibrate machines to reach goals. 
  • Simultaneously operate multiple pieces of equipment to produce product efficiently.
  • Operate systems such as Human Manufacturing Interface (HMI) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) 
  • Train and lead temp labor crews in seed processing functions
  • Monitor indicators to assess progress production, and maintenance needs.
  • Drive forklift to move inventory, pallets and other equipment.
  • Ensure Company handbook, Rules Guidelines and Procedures and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as needed.
  • Work a variable work schedule as needed. 
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive and/or operate a forklift on behalf of the business.
  • Meet attendance requirements. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teamwork
  • Strong technical skills
  • Able to become forklift certified
  • Flexibility to work rotating shifts as needed.
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Production or related experience. 
  • Experience in agriculture.
  • Proficient computer skills. 
  • SCADA, HMI, and MES experience.
  • General working and mechanical knowledge.
  • Ability to train others to operate HMI interfaces.    


What we offer:

  • Health, dental, vision benefits
  • Pension plan and 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible paid-time-off (PTO)
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • An international and diverse team


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Job Post Date: 07/13/22
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