OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Career
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

As an Operations Associate I, you will support research activities by performing routine research tasks under supervision. Follows protocols to collect data and log data findings.

YOU WILL:

  • Participate in seed packaging and processing
  • Organize and conduct indoor and outdoor activities (including planting, scouting, crossing, spraying, harvest)
  • Assist on tasks being led by other team members to achieve quality results
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively within teams and across the organization
  • Operate & adjust various agriculture equipment such as: planters, sprayers, combines, seed threshers, seed counters, other field & lab equipment
  • Conduct maintenance inspections and activities on all equipment (sprayers, combines, seed threshers, other field equipment)
  • Maintains clean and organized facilities, equipment, and instruments
  • Adhere to all safety and seed stewardship protocols and expectations
  • Conduct projects and tasks as assigned
  • Safely transport equipment and seed to internal & outlying locations
  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, lab, warehouse, etc.)

YOU HAVE:

EDUCATION

  • Associate degree in agriculture or other relevant degree

EXPERIENCE

  • +2 years relevant experience
  • Agriculture knowledge of practices and management
  • Knowledge of precision equipment
  • Experience with agricultural equipment
  • Problem identification, problem solving and improvement & execution of processes

 SOFTWARE/SKILLSET

  • Strong Computer skills: Microsoft Office & proprietary internal tools
  • Operate small electronic equipment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Chemical Applicator’s license within 3-6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) & DOT Medical card upon hire.

OTHER

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. repetitively
  • Ability to work in various climates & conditions
  • Possess an innovative mindset
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Operate forklift in a safe manner
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction