Conditioning Plant Manager – Seedway, LLC – Hall, NY
SEEDWAY, LLC is headquartered in Hall, New York and currently employs 280 employees (including seasonal workers) nationwide. SEEDWAY is part of the GROWMARK system, an agricultural subsidiary serving more than 100,000 customers across North America, Canada, and Mexico. SEEDWAY, LLC is a full-line seed company providing high quality, high-performing farm seed products as well as lawn and turf products throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New England states, Florida, and South Carolina. We offer a leading line of vegetable seed for growers in the United States and Eastern Canada.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Produces high quality seed in efficient, cost effective manner, in appropriate volumes to supply Seedway customers.
SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP
Supervise night shift employees through verbal and written instruction. Follow up to ensure assigned duties are completed. Train and supervise all mill personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Manage seed conditioning process for all lots to ensure quality standards meet customer expectations.
Supervise maintenance of plant. Ensure equipment is maintained and properly operated.
Oversee collection of quality samples as prescribed by AASCO and seed certification for submission.
Process all paperwork required by seed certification rules, Seedway inventory and accounts payable.
Oversee tagging and labeling process to ensure seed quality and compliance with regulations.
Assist Operations Manager in projecting capital needs as requested to improve quality and efficiency.
In conjunction with Operations Manager, obtain seed treatment license.
Responsible for ensuring all personnel maintain current status on required safety training.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Normally requires an Associate’s Degree in agricultural discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of agronomy operations related work experience or farming experience to demonstrate knowledge to effectively assist in the management of the assigned facilities and personnel.
Knowledge of seed conditioning requirements including small grains, and soybeans under New York state certification regulations.
Knowledge of seed conditioning equipment and maintenance or willingness to learn.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Normally requires an acceptable CDL, Class B license or willingness to acquire.
Ability to lift 70 pounds.
Ability to work hours beyond those considered “normal”.
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
Possess and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude and disposition.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.