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Production Associate

Company: AgReliant Genetics
Location: Kankakee
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE

AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.

Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world's largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.

At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands - AgriGold -, LG Seeds - and PRIDE Seeds - - and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre -, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.

OUR CULTURE & OUR PEOPLE

AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.

At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees' passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.

You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at agreliantgenetics.com or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.

AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value and openly welcome diversity at AgReliant. Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our strategy for long-term success.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for general production activities throughout different seasons including field operations, conditioning/treating seed, packaging seed, equipment maintenance, shipping, and warehousing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Involved in conditioning and packaging of seed, including shift supervision
* Warehousing and load building, including load checking for accuracy
* Operate the seed treater as a certified pesticide applicator
* Operate bagging equipment
* Accurately complete all paperwork in a timely manner
* Coordinate raw bushel receiving
* Independent bulk seed movement
* Prepare, wash and repair seed boxes for packaging
* Verify bagged inventory prior to warehouse placement
* Crop scouting and field and bin inspections
* Actively engage and promote a culture of safety and follow safety procedures
* Assist with housekeeping and preventative maintenance of our equipment
* Assist in training of seasonal workers and full-time employees
* Complete all paperwork/reports in a timely and accurate manner
* Coordinate job responsibilities of temporary employees
* Cross train on all plant operations
* Responsible for projecting a positive image of AgReliant Genetics and act in accordance with the Company's Core Values
* Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* High School diploma or equivalent preferred
* Work experience in seed/agriculture industry preferred

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as individually
* Strong attention to detail
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and common PC-based software
* Ability to obtain a Certified Pesticide Applicator License and Commercial Driver's License as needed

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Ability to lift up to 65 pounds
* Ability to work assigned hours and shifts including overtime
* Ability to work indoors and outdoors in hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions
* Ability to walk seed fields, up to 5 miles/day
* Must have a valid driver's license and meet MVR guidelines

Keywords: AgReliant Genetics, Joliet , Production Associate, Professions , Kankakee, Illinois

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