Conditioning Plant Operator – SEEDWAY – Mecklenburg, NY
Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Provides quality seed at most reasonable cost of determined quantity for distribution by Seedway dealers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Monitors seed conditioning process for all lots to ensure quality standards are met on agreed upon schedule to meet customer expectations.
Ensures equipment is maintained and properly operated to be efficient and thorough in seed cleaning.
Maintains professional and cordial relationship with seed growers.
Processes paperwork in timely manner as required by seed certification rules, Seedway inventory, and Accounts Payable. .
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Oversees evening shift as required by Operations Manager.
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 a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and one year or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of operations of seed conditioning equipment and maintenance.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Ability to operate forklift vehicles.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Ability to lift 65 – 75 lbs.
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.
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.