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Production Specialist - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • Our company  has an exciting opportunity for a Production Specialist to join our company. 
  • Utilize your leadership skills in this role by supervising Production Technicians in plant and field operations tasks and processes. 
  • As the team lead, you will provide expertise to monitor overall process, act as a primary troubleshooter, and act as coaches to achieve productions goals and objectives. Duties and responsibilities will evolve throughout the year.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead/supervise general plant and field tasks and processes such as scouting, field maintenance, pollination delay and control activities, field map preparation, etc. 
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationship with growers, contractors and seed field inspectors 
  • Manage seasonal workers including scheduling when to enter fields, mediating disputes, and conflict resolution 
  • May serve as key contact for safety and seasonal labor recruitment 
  • Train and coach new team members as well as ensure compliance and improve training proficiencies through audits 
  • Manage Integrated Pest Management Program including timely crop scouting and crop scouting thresholds.  


Job Qualifications
The following are required:
  • Two year technical degree/diploma or equivalent, OR HS diploma/GED and three to five (3-5) years of on-the-job or related agricultural experience 
  • Drivers License Required. 
  • Supervisor/leadership/coaching skills and experience 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse) 
  • Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods 
  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions 
  • Willing and able to lift up to 60 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting 
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks


The following are preferred:
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator license desired or ability to obtain 
  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations 
  • Knowledge of disease prevntion, pest remediation, Integrated Pest Management and increasing product quality. 
  • Sound understanding of plant physiology and what factors influence yield and quality in seed production.   
  • Priority management 
  • Teamwork skills 
  • Problem solving capabilities 
  • Conflict management skills 
  • Intermediate level of PC skills desired 
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work are a plus