Production/Processing Staff

Location: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Department: Processing

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Purpose and Scope

As the largest, family-owned retail seed company in the United States, Beck’s was founded on faith, hard work, and innovation of our family and family of employees. As we continue to grow, our culture is maintained by those who work hard to make a difference in the lives of farmers. Beck’s is seeking quality individuals to join our family of employees. 

This seasonal part time position will work full time hours during the summer months. Work will begin late May, working in our processing area.  Work in July through early August will be working with our detasseling actives. 

Responsibilities

  • Follow directives of the Processing Plant Manager concerning processing products.
  • Operate processing equipment in the plant.
  • Operate the seed treater in the plant.
  • Operate the bagging line.
  • Communicate to the Processing Plant Manager on any quality concerns with product.
  • Report ongoing status of operations to the Processing Plant Manager.
  • Report to the Processing Plant Manager on supply needs to continue operation of the plant.
  • Aid in implementing and following quality control standards in the processing, treating and packaging of products in the corn plant.
  • Record bagging information for the Processing Plant Manager.
  • Operate and maintain Beck’s equipment as directed by the Production Location Manager or other designated persons.
  • Maintain Beck’s equipment assigned to operate according to suggested service intervals.
  • Assist in repairs and maintenance of all Beck’s equipment as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate records of operations performed in assigned projects. This also applies to repairs and maintenance of equipment.
  • Operate commercial motor vehicles as directed by the Production Location Manager or its designee, where applicable.
  • Assist with production field isolation and planting duties.
  • Assist with field inspections during pollination season.
  • Work in the husking, sorting, drying, discard and shelling operations when needed.
  • Assist in the unloading of inbound shipments, orderly stacking of product along with picking and staging outbound shipments.
  • Perform other production, processing, dock, and delivery functions as may be required by the Production Location Manager.
  • Perform general farm duties and general seed duties as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required by the Processing Plant Manager, Processing Manager Production Location Lead
  • Perform any other jobs necessary to help make Beck’s operation a success.

Job Requirements

1. Education and training:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Ability to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy preferred.

2. Technical knowledge:

  • Basic mechanical skills.
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • CDL or Chauffer license or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic knowledge and skills of farming.

3. Characteristics for Success:

  • Commitment to the mission of Beck’s Hybrids, specifically, to provide our customers with the best seed quality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view
  • Has a positive attitude
  • Exhibit Beck's Attitudes & Actions
    o Integrity
    o Innovation
    o Passion
    o Adaptability
    o Teamwork
    o Commitment
  • Ability to exercise judgment

4. Travel and hours of work:

  • Overnight travel may be required based on project needs at Beck’s regional locations and may vary in duration of time.

5. Physical demands:

  • May be required to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
  • May be required to pass respiratory clearance evaluation.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required.

6. Experience:

  • Farming experience preferred.
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